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.
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.
Last week was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Each year, the World Bank recognizes women who have made an impact in their communities. This year two of our young Senegalese entreprenuer women caught the World Bank’s attention for their innovative thinking.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Owned and operated by Randa Filfili, Zena Exotic Fruits, is the first Senegalese jam producer exporting “niche” and natural products, such as cashew apple butter and baobab jam to markets in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Press Release: African mAgri Challenge winners compete this week with top entrepreneurs in World Bank-based pitching contest
Washington D.C., 14 November 2013 - Two apps from Kenya, one from Senegal, and one from Ghana are the winners of the mAgri Challenge—a competition designed to identify entrepreneurs developing innovative mobile apps for agriculture and agribusiness in Africa, and to provide them with resources to grow their businesses.