Small and growing businesses represent an effective avenue for job creation and sustainably lifting communities out of poverty.
We support the growth of emerging market entrepreneurship by linking small and growing businesses to people, information, financing, training and services. In addition to facilitating linkages, we also provide direct technical support and catalytic funding to enterprises. Throughout these efforts, we promote an ecosystem that advances entrepreneurship. We believe that when enterprise acceleration strategies are integrated with strategies that promote market access, gender equity, inclusive finance and an enabling business environment, the entire system that supports entrepreneurs is strengthened.
By helping to catalyze and bring to market innovations, and by placing a premium on the talent and capacity of the entrepreneurs we work with, we attract investors and foster the ability of small businesses to be engines of economic growth.
ENTERPRISE ACCELERATION PROGRAM EXAMPLES
Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine
Innovations in Gender Equality to Promote Household Food Security (IGE)
Read more in our Enterprise Acceleration brochure