Area of Practice:
Inclusive Finance 
and Enterprise Development
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.

Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine
Innovations in Gender Equality to Promote Household Food Security (IGE)

Read more in our Enterprise Acceleration brochure

Current Areas Of Practice

Areas Of Practice Crops
Areas Of Practice Dairy and Livestock
Areas Of Practice Environment
Areas Of Practice Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Areas Of Practice Gender
Areas Of Practice Inclusive Finance and Enterprise Development
Areas Of Practice Market Access
Areas Of Practice Nutrition
Areas Of Practice Resilience
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Cooperative Development Activity 4

Advancing cooperatives in Rwanda and Malawi to improve their enabling environment, capacity and resources to meet the evolving needs of their members. Learn More