Cross-cutting ecosystem initiatives
Rural-impacting business ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa thrive and economically benefit poor rural people.
To effectively support highly leveraged networks that advance cross-cutting business ecosystem development initiatives. The aim of these networks is to improve the operating environment for rural-impacting MSMEs in SSA.
Small Foundation contributes to the development of at least three Africa-based and locally-led and managed network partners by the end of 2021.
Small Foundation develops an effective ‘network practice’ to amplify the impact of our existing and future network partners in order to have cross-cutting ecosystem-level impact.
African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA); Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative (UEEI); Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE); Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN); Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF); Collaborative for Frontier Finance (CFF) and Very Early Stage Funds cluster of CFF; Converge; and Creative Metier.