Impact Investment in Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities

Mar 12, 2018

This report is a survey that assesses the current key trends, constraints & opportunities faced by the nascent impact investment sector on the African continent. It features some evidence based examples from the sector on impact enterprises and practises that can be used to measure, increase & improve Impact Investment in Africa.


African countries will require billions annually to deliver on the SDGs & the AU’s Agenda 2063, but they will not meet these huge investment needs with their own domestic resources. They will need to identify & mobilize funding from alternative & innovative sources & products such as impact investment, impact bonds, blended finance & green finance, amongst others, to fill this funding gap.


Through this report, it is our hope that relevant stakeholders at the national, regional, continental and international level will find a good source of information to inspire ideas & initiate discussion for a joint collaborative effort for an African Impact Investment Action Plan. With this, we hope to move towards the emergence of a strong and dynamic African impact investment sector, with its community members fully engaged, owning & leading these processes.

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