Impact Investors’ Foundation
Published: December 2019
The IIF study on Nigeria and Ghana Impact Investing and Policy Landscape Analysis was released to the public on January 23, 2020 at a formal event held at the Ford Foundation’s Lagos Office. Fifty three stakeholders consisting of representatives from the government, government agencies, bi-lateral and multilateral organisations, foundations, media, investors, educational institutions and social enterprises all gathered at the launch of the report. The findings and methodologies were presented by Dalberg Advisors, after which comments and responses from participants were entertained.
In spite of the increased awareness of impact investing within the development and investment communities, information on the impact investing sector remains limited. The Impact Investors Foundation study on Nigeria and Ghana Impact Investing and Policy Landscape Analysis was commissioned to address this gap and to propose policy recommendations.
The report builds off the Global Impact Investing Network(GIIN) 2015 study, ‘The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa.’ Nigeria and Ghana represented more than half (54%) of impact investing capital in the region, with Nigeria receiving 29% and Ghana receiving 25% of the capital deployed. This 2019 study seeks to understand the extent to which investor experience, deal flow, and outlook have evolved since 2015 and policy has enabled or inhibited impact investing, and in turn to propose policy recommendations that address the issues identified.
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