ProjectStrengthening Inclusive Business Ecosystems in Africa for UNDP

Project context

For Africa, promoting inclusive economic growth, rapid social and environmentally sustainable development requires innovative and transformative business models that include low-income groups in their value chains. A condition for such business models to work are conducive environments, including positive incentives, relevant information, adequate investment and practical implementation support. Through various programs and initiatives, UNDP supports and strengthens the inclusive business ecosystem across the African continent.

Project objective

UNDP contracted Endeva to support the creation of inclusive business ecosystem initiatives in the sustainable tourism sector in Uganda, in the renewable energy sector in Senegal and in the mobile money sector in Lesotho. In addition, Endeva developed and rolled out an interactive training program for UNDP private sector focal points and national stakeholders on how to initiate and strengthen inclusive business ecosystem initiatives in their countries.

Project outcome

The main project outputs of this project included:

  • A Primer on the Role of Government in Inclusive Business.
  • 3 comprehensive mapping studies on the inclusive business ecosystem in the sustainable tourism sector in Uganda, the renewable energy sector in Senegal and the mobile money sector in Lesotho with clear recommendations on how to strengthen the ecosystem.
  • A 3-day interactive training workshop, including a train the trainer manual with detailed training tools.
  • A final report, including summary of the 3 mappings, the training program and recommendations for further work in each of the 3 countries.

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