The African innovation and entrepreneurship landscape is rapidly expanding with new opportunities for people in every country to take their ideas from mind to market.
Many African countries have carved out a viable path to development by harnessing innovation and entrepreneurship. As a result they have stimulated fast growing economies. infoDev seeks to foster knowledge-based economies and assist in the creation of sustainable businesses in the Climate Technology, Agribusiness Innovation, and Mobile Innovation sectors, among others.
infoDev is a global program within the World Bank Group that works at the intersection of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our program creates opportunities for inclusive sustainable growth and employment in developing countries. infoDev assists governments and technology-focused small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve capacity and skills, increase access to finance and markets, ensure the appropriate enabling policy and regulatory environment for business to flourish, and test out innovative solutions in developing country markets. We do this in partnership with other development programs, with World Bank/IFC colleagues, and with stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors in the developing world.
Each of our programs provides services, equipment, mentorship, and access to markets and finance, with the aim of assisting every innovative and entrepreneurial mind in Africa.
Download the fact sheet to learn more about infoDev's entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives in Africa.