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dc.contributor.authorJones, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T11:10:49Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T11:10:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-06
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-498-6
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2019.4986
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620861
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Development practitioners often view impact investing as an important tool for alleviating poverty. They tout the ability of impact investing to leverage private sector investment to complement limited public sector, foundation, or development assistance funds, as well as the potential to harness efficiencies of market-based approaches. With such a focus on attracting investment capital, research on impact investing is often conducted from the perspective of the investor, failing to account for the perspective of the impact entrepreneur on the ground. In particular, little primary research has concentrated on those who applied for impact investment funding but were turned down.</p> <p>This research focused on the experiences of 38 local impact entrepreneurs in Kenya, India, and Mexico, conducting interviews with entrepreneurs who received impact investments, and those who were turned down. It found that there is a perception that investors have not sufficiently considered the nuanced dimensions of the local context in which the entrepreneurs operate.&#160; This report details the ways in which local impact entrepreneurs have experienced the impact investing process, including the expectations of and communications with investors.</p> <p>A comprehensive literature review on impact investing was conducted as a way of grounding the primary research. This report discusses findings from interviews mapped to the different stages of impact investing, provides recommendations, and creates an entrepreneur-centric checklist that impact investors can incorporate into their decision-making process.&#160; The checklist may prove particularly helpful given the wide interest in impact investing as a tool for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global program adopted by the United Nations in 2015 for alleviating poverty and improving environmental and other outcomes by 2030.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent77en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Americaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-demand-side-of-impact-investing-elevating-the-perspectives-of-local-entrepr-620861
dc.subjectAiden_US
dc.subjectApproach and methodologyen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectPrivate sectoren_US
dc.titleThe Demand Side of Impact Investing: Elevating the perspectives of local entrepreneurs in the impact sectoren_US
dc.typeResearch reporten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryKenyaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryMexicoen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-09-09T11:10:49Z


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