- Reaching Entrepreneurs through Alternate Models (PDF: 1,826KB)
infoDev launches a new report on lessons learned from a virtual incubation pilot in Vietnam. Virtual incubation aims to bring services and tools provided by traditional business incubation to the entrepreneur, in contrast to the entrepreneur availing those services and tools at a fixed location. In addition, understanding that an entrepreneur has varying needs, virtual incubation provides a more diverse range of these services and tools. This includes outreach services, drop-in services and facilities, online tools, consultancy, mentoring, and networking. The pilot project focused on Vietnam and aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of services and tools provided to entrepreneurs through this intervention.
- The Agribusiness Innovation Center of Mozambique (PDF: 24,772KB)
- Brazil Case study (PDF: 1,795KB)
- Chile Case study (PDF: 867KB)
- India Case study (PDF: 667KB)
- Malaysia Case study (PDF: 689KB)
- Mexico Case study (PDF: 648KB)
- Mozambique Case study (PDF: 690KB)
- Timbali Case study (PDF: 636KB)
- Uganda Case study (PDF: 690KB)
- India Case study (PDF: 806KB)
- Indonesia Case study (PDF: 648KB)
- 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.
La Banque Mondiale appuie, à travers infoDev, l’établissement de Centres d'Innovation Climatiques (CICs) dans un certain nombre de pays en développement. Ces CICs fournissent une approche innovante en matière de lutte contre le changement climatique en aidant ces pays à atteindre une croissance verte pérenne et créatrice d’ emplois dans de nouvelles filières. Chaque centre offre aux entreprises locales des financements à des stades précoces et d'autres services pour leur permettre de développer de façon proactive et profitable des solutions innovantes de technologies climatiques qui répondent aux besoins locaux. Cela permet à ces pays de relever le défi du changement climatique mais aussi de connaitre un développement économique, une création d'emplois et une amélioration de leur compétitivité industrielle. Le Maroc est le premier pays de la région MENA ou un CIC est prévu.
On Monday, March 10, infoDev held a workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship promotion. Building on the insights and lessons learned from the three-year partnership program between infoDev, Nokia, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the workshop explored how to successfully encourage and support emerging startups and innovative entrepreneurs in developing countries.
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infoDev’s latest Annual Report highlights all the projects and activities implemented to support the high-growth oriented entrepreneur and the innovative enterprise. These are the ones who can scale up, create jobs, and positively impact their communities. Thanks to generous donor contributions and effective collaboration with the World Bank Group, over the past two years, infoDev has seen a tremendous expansion in operations, into more than 100 countries.
This document proposes an innovative model with high promise to develop value-adding market led post-harvest processing enterprises and to transform the post harvest-processing sector in Mozambique, while creating sustainable jobs and increasing incomes. The proposed Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) will provide a set of financial and non-financial services to high growth potential entrepreneurs, aiming to accelerate the growth of their enterprises. The AIC will actively promote the take-up of product, process and business model innovations beyond its immediate clients, playing a catalytic role in the sector.