CSBKE Publications

CSBKE Publications

Over its three-year lifespan, the Finland-supported Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy (CSBKE) has helped thousands of innovators launch a business, grow it, and create sustainable, inclusive jobs. All along, we have been researching and exploring exciting new development opportunities. The result is this collection of documents—a foundational library on entrepreneurship support and an essential starting point for future innovation programs.

mLab Outcome Assessment

• Granular survey of the impacts of infoDev’s flagship mobile centers along key performance indicators, in the context of their respective entrepreneurship environments

•Will inform the design of future mobile incubation centers by infoDev and partners 

The Business Models of mLabs and mHubs—an Evaluation of infoDev’s Mobile Innovation Support Pilots

• In-depth analysis of the working of mLabs and mHubs, including successes, avenues for improvement, and future network opportunities 

Analyzes the effects of infoDev’s Agribusiness Incubation Training

•The training has been provided to 149 people from 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America

Growing Food, Products and Businesses

•Aggregates agribusiness incubation lessons from 10 case studies across Latin America, Asia, and Africa

• Downloaded over 1,900 times

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Assessment Toolkit

•Comprehensive tool for evaluating and developing
innovative agribusiness ventures focused on value          chain processes
• Designed to complement infoDev’s incubation and
training initiatives in the space

Growth Oriented Women Entrepreneurs in the Mekong

• Details a new methodology for increasing the                 capacity, confidence and networks of growth-oriented women leading small businesses
• In-depth analysis of impacts for women entrepreneurs in Cambodia, Laos,and Vietnam

Enabling International Market Linkages: Lessons and Insights

• Field-sourced manual on how to spur internationalization of enterprises in developing nations
• Studied 200 early-stage enterprises from over 35
countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean
and Eastern Europe

Early-Stage Financing Gaps in Southern Africa

• Scrutinizes the numerous financing constraints            facing the region’s innovative entrepreneurs
• Studies possible solutions to enhance investability for firms and support structures for financing parties

Early-Stage Financing Gaps in the Mekong Region

• Analyzes institutional, structural, cultural, and
legal barriers for innovative ventures at an early              growth stage
• Details the importance of enabling environments that provide entrepreneurs and financiers incentives to make deals

Angel Investment Handbook

• Drafted in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation
• Extends best practices from developed nations on creating angel investor networks to the context of
developing countries

Financing the Next Wave of African Innovators: Addressing Critical Funding Gaps for East African Technology Entrepreneurs

• Formulates recommendations to address the severe
gaps faced by the region’s innovative MSMEs
• Explores the feasibility of Public-Private Partnerships
to solve funding gaps

IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile

• Revealed new trends in mobile penetration and content, including discrete development opportunities
• Covered in The Atlantic, CNN, CNET, Mashable, and the Washington Post, among other top global outlets

Mobile Usage at the Base of the Pyramid

• Designed to further growth of voice, SMS, and data capabilities for inclusive development
• In-depth look at development of two leading African
mobile markets (Kenya and South Africa) with an emphasis on portable lessons

Broadband Regulation Training Curriculum

• Designed to enable ICT practitioners in ECA to leverage
ICTs, with a focus on broadband and mobile applications
• Now a course offering by the American University of
Central Asia; disseminated through partners across the region

ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook

•"Living" virtual document that evolves along with online interaction between public and private practitioners

Encompasses mobile apps, media, and project updates

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