16 September 2020A Pathway to Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains: BTP WEE in AVCs – an integrative Report of an ISEA-Oxfam SIDA Project on Gender Transformative Investments in Southeast Asia

Women produce over 50 percent of the world’s food (Akter et. al., 2017 citing FAO, 2011) and comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, both globally and in […]

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12 December 2018Abaca Subsector Action Research Report

This subsector action research (SAR) documents the study on the abaca subsector where CEFA (assisted by EVPRD) operates its biodiversity-friendly enterprise (BDFE) located within the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) […]

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12 July 2015ISEA-Oxfam Poverty Reduction and Women Economic Leadership Report: Roles, Potentials and Challenges of Social Enterprises in Developing Countries in Asia

The objectives of the research were to (1) characterize the current state of social enterprises in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh and the context they find themselves in; (2) analyse how and to what extent social enterprises have contributed to poverty reduction and the economic empowerment of women over the past 5-10 years; and (3) assess the role and potential/challenges for social enterprises to emerge as key players in poverty reduction and women‘s empowerment in the next 10 years.

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12 September 2013Social Enterprises and the Poor: Transforming Wealth

Practitioners of social enterprises in developing countries or the South have for the past few decades engaged the poor as stakeholders in efforts to find innovative solutions to poverty and inequality. However, the poor and the South continue to be under- represented in scholarly research on social entrepreneurship. This is the context and the subject of interest of Dr. Marie Lisa Dacanay in her PhD dissertation, SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND THE POOR: Enhancing Social Entrepreneurship and Stakeholder Theory.

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Measuring Social Enterprise07 May 2008Measuring Social Enterprise: A Resource Book for Social Enterprise Performance Measurement

The idea for a resource book on social enterprise performance measures arose from a need expressed by development organizations to have user-friendly tools for assessing the outcomes and impacts of enterprises with a social purpose.

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12 May 2004Creating a Space in the Market: Social Enterprise Stories in Asia

The launching in January 2002 of a Master in Entrepreneurship for Social and Development Entrepreneurs (MESODEV) by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) signaled the start of its proactive efforts to develop economic change agents who are masters in the art of nurturing enterprises that serve the objectives of social equity, environmental sustainability, and improving the quality of life of people and communities.

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