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13 Dec 2018

Envision: Tackling Energy Poverty through Investments


13
Dec 2018

Photo by Mikael Kristenson

On a crisp fall day in October 2007, Acumen wired funding to a small, unknown company making low-cost solar lanterns. It was our first investment in energy, placing us on that fine line between risk and reward. Yet this company vowed to change the way energy is delivered to the poor. Today, this company, d.light, has impacted the lives of 72 million people and enabled low-income customers to save more than $5.7 billion in energy-related expenses.  

Leslie Labruto, Global Energy Lead. Acumen

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19 Oct 2018

Uganda. An opportunity for social enterprises in East Afica


19
Oct 2018
Bill Wegener

Photo by Bill Wegener

East Africa has emerged in recent years as the most dynamic region on the African continent, and Uganda has followed the regional trend. It is strong growth performance predates the commodity boom, originating in the end of the civil war in 1986 and a programme of structural adjustment reputed as one of the most successful in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Nicolas Lippolis. Research and Policy Officer at Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

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28 Sep 2018

Pedalling for success in rural Kenya


28
Sep 2018

Photo by Muhammad Meki

The international business and development communities show growing awareness of the potential of entrepreneurship to help alleviate poverty in the developing world. 

Nicolas Lippolis. Research and Policy Officer at Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

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21 Sep 2018

Kenya. An innovation hotspot for social businesses


21
Sep 2018
Tucker Tangeman
Photo by Tucker Tangeman

East Africa has emerged in recent years as the most dynamic region in Africa. Within the region, Kenya has traditionally been the economic powerhouse, and has maintained a strong growth performance since the early 2000’s, growing at an average rate of almost 5 percent. This led to a fall in the poverty rate (using the national poverty line) from 46.8% in 2005 to 36.1% in 2015, although the absolute number of poor people has increased slightly.

Nicolas Lippolis. Research and Policy Officer at Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

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