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Bertha Centre Publications

 
 

We are building an evidence base that demonstrates the impact of social innovation and systems entrepreneurship in Africa, and disseminate this research for practitioners, governments and students to take actionable insights from.

 

Social Innovation in Health

Case Studies & Lessons Learned from Low and Middle Income Countries. (10 MB download)

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The African Investing for Impact Barometer

The African Investing for Impact Barometer is an annual publication launched by the Bertha Centre in 2013. It provides a snapshot of the growing investing for impact (IFI) market in Africa.

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Innovative Finance in Africa Review

This publication is a showcase of the outstanding models and practices that make up the innovative finance ecosystem across Africa.

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Beyond Organizational Scale: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Systems Change

This report was prepared and launched in collaboration with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, in May 2017. It is a case-based study chronicling six social enterprises working in education, health, consumer rights, land rights and rural development as they adapted their models and strategies to achieve large-scale systems change.

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Case study: IkamvaYouth & the Social Franchising Accelerator

Building a sector of effective afterschool programmes in South Africa

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Guide to Legal Forms for Social Enterprises in South Africa

Our first edition of the Guide to Legal Forms for Social Enterprises in South Africa.

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Investor Guide to Impact Bond Investing

Helping potential investors and donors in the foundation and corporate community to understand how they can be involved in Impact Bond transactions.

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Switching on Finance for Off-grid Energy

With support from the Wallace Global Fund (WGF), we partnered with the Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) to assess the efforts to bring clean, affordable energy to the poor in East & Southern Africa.

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The first South African Education Innovator’s Review

This Review is a showcase of the outstanding innovations the Bertha Education Innovation Initiative has uncovered in the South African education space.

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Insights into Social Franchising

Lessons from a Social Franchising Accelerator

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Silulo Ulutho Technologies & the Social Franchising Accelerator

Bridging the digital divide into South Africa's low-income communities

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Philani & the Social Franchising Accelerator

Supporting mothers to raise healthy, well-nourished children

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