The Landscape for Social Investments: Sub Saharan Africa Comparative Analysis

Social investment is an umbrella term that brings together diverse categories of funders aiming to achieve social and/ or environmental impact. Broadly, social investments include financial and non-financial support deployed via venture philanthropy, impact investing (with a focus on investing for impact), and socially responsible investing. Social investment methodologies have proven to be a powerful strategy to create sustainable and scalable social and environmental impact by enabling diverse social investors to collaborate for a more significant impact on the achievement of the SDGs. Collaboration across different types of capital and investment strategies is needed, referred to as the “continuum of capital”.
Established in 2018, the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) is a Pan-African network that seeks to drive a transformative social investing agenda in the continent. AVPA leverages the experience and momentum gained by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (evpa.eu.com) and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (avpn.asia) – thriving networks that together have over 800 members in more than 50 countries and are proven catalysts for mobilizing capital and helping members to deploy it more effectively to drive positive change. AVPA facilitates the flow of human, intellectual and financial capital, not only within Africa, but also with the vast network of members across the 50+ countries outside of Africa. AVPA seeks to support the sector through several key service lines offered to its members.

Please read and download our regional social investments landscape reports:
1. The Landscape for Social Investments in East Africa : Intellecap Africa and AVPA Report 2020
2. The Landscape for Social Investments in Southern Africa: Intellecap Africa and AVPA Report 2020
3. The Landscape for Social Investments in West Africa : Intellecap Africa and AVPA Report 2020