U.S.: Global Innovation Hub

U.S.: Global Innovation Hub

International Finance Cooperation (IFC), 2017

Dalberg Media was commissioned by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to help structure an online knowledge platform and a funding facility for social entrepreneurs to increase the likelihood of implementation of their sustainable development ideas. By conducting qualitative expert interviews with social entrepreneurs to inform a landscape analysis, Dalberg conceptualized the content of the online knowledge platform. The aim of the platform is to help social entrepreneurs in developing economies overcome start-up and scale-up challenges. The online platform will have functionalities such as showcasing of promising initiatives, a peer-to-peer community, access to experts and mentors and a knowledge bank. The funding facility will support the platform and will be available to the most promising social entrepreneurial ventures based on a thorough application system.