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Much of the emphasis on climate change has been on urging countries to act to avoid environmental catastrophe. This new report frames responding to climate change as an extraordinary economic opportunity, particularly in developing countries. The report, published by infoDev, a global innovation and entrepreneurship program in the Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness (T&C) Global Practice, recommends actions by the public and private sectors to foster the growing market for SMEs in the clean technology sector.
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infoDev debuts a new study on the state of financing for highly innovative, high growth start-ups (HI start-ups) in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal. The study provides a critical knowledgebase on the landscape in financing in these countries, details major gaps and associated barriers faced by these enterprises in accessing finance and offers recommendations to reduce the associated impediments.
This report is an assessment of the overall effects of infoDev’s mobile application labs (mLabs). mLabs are specialized mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities offering physical workspace, mentoring and coaching, devices for mobile application testing, training, and startup competitions.
- Promoting Agribusiness Innovation in Nepal (PDF: 3,522KB)
infoDev's new Guide for Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group aims to educate entrepreneurs and angels from around the globe. It offers hands-on examples, such as financial worksheets, application forms, term sheets, contracts, and checklists that may be used as templates. The publication is a substantial update of the original Kauffman Foundation’s 2004 guidebook, which targeted a U.S. audience. This international edition is written specifically for newcomers to angel investing, and highlights the successes and challenges of angel groups in emerging and frontier markets.
- Agribusiness Incubation Training Outcome Assessment (PDF: 7,246KB)
infoDev publishes a new report that analyzes the effects of the delivery of its Agribusiness Incubation training module to a total of 149 people from 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The delivery of the training has proven successful in conveying the fundamentals of agribusiness innovation, as well as exposing trainees to the variety of business models that exist and can be explored. Participants emphasized the acquired knowledge on value chains and how this understanding transformed their activities inside their organizations.
[Download reduced size version] infoDev currently supports four mLabs and eight mHubs in eleven countries across East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus (ECA). The findings in this report will be useful primarily to current and future managers, consortium organizations, and funders of mLabs and mHubs.
- Promoting Agribusiness Innovation in Nepal (FULL STUDY) (PDF: 3,522KB)
- Promoting Agribusiness Innovation in Nepal (EXECUTIVE SUMMARY) (PDF: 5,530KB)
This report examines the feasibility of an Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) in the agro-processing sector in Nepal and proposes a sustainable business model. The proposed AIC will foster and accelerate the growth of Nepal’s agro-processing sector, thereby helping to commercialize agricultural production, increase agricultural incomes, and reduce poverty. It builds upon infoDev’s earlier efforts to develop and expand business incubation in Nepal. Lessons gathered are from various agribusiness incubators (see the Global Good Practices Assessment on Agribusiness Incubation) and similar feasibility assessments carried out in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania.