Resources

Hidden Revolution – Size and Scale of Social Enterprise in 2018

DATE: 19/09/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 4 MB

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The Hidden Revolution shows that social enterprises contribute £60 billion to UK GDP compared to the previous estimate of £24 billion. Furthermore, there are over 100,000 social enterprises in the country, employing 2 million people. In total our sector accounts for 3% of UK GDP – that’s 3 times bigger than agriculture.

Early Opportunities: Cooperation Between Social Enterprises and Municipalities in the Netherlands

DATE: 01/10/2016 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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This report considers how we can better understand the influence of municipalities on the development of social enterprises and in what way can municipalities more effectively encourage the development of social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Policy Landscape in India

DATE: 15/07/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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This document aims to better understand the existing enabling environment for social enterprises in India and in particular focuses on the role that government can play in encouraging the sectors growth.

Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 23/02/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 275 KB

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The Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy (MSES) is a co-constructed strategy developed by Manitoba’s social enterprise sector and the Province of Manitoba, which aims to grow the sector and create more first jobs, noting the value and opportunity presented by social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Strategy – Victoria, Australia

DATE: 03/10/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 840 KB

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This strategy represents the start of a stronger partnership, which will see the social enterprise sector grow, diversify and become more robust. Social enterprise will play a key role in building social cohesion in Victoria. This strategy will help ensure Victoria derives maximum benefit from government and community investment.

Newfoundland and Labrador Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 31/05/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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This Social Enterprise Action Plan aims to support the development, expansion and enhancement of social enterprises that benefit Newfoundland and Labrador.

Quebec Social Economy Action Plan

DATE: 01/06/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 154 KB

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The object of this Action Plan is to recognise the specific contribution of the social economy to the socio-economic development of Québec, in numerous sectors of activity and in all of Québec’s territories.

Social Enterprise Policy landscape in Bangladesh

DATE: 09/10/2016 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 3 MB

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This study explores the policy and legislative background for social enterprises in Bangladesh by reviewing current social enterprise activity and that of their support organisations alongside existing government activity which influences the sector.

Policy Proposals for Canada’s Social Economy

DATE: 27/04/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 370 KB

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This document presents some of the top priorities for Canada’s social economy as articulated by leaders in the sector.

Social Enterprise Landscape in Ghana

DATE: 23/03/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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This report provides an overview of the social enterprise context in Ghana and looks at the challenges and opportunities for growth and suggestions for further developing the social enterprise ecosystem.

Social Enterprise in Vietnam

DATE: 28/11/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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This report considers social enterprise development in Vietnam by looking at how to develop social enterprises and different organisational forms and legal structures.

Corporate Social Procurement in Australia

DATE: 25/08/2013 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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This report captures the overwhelmingly positive experience of companies in procuring from social enterprises and other social-benefit suppliers.

Social Enterprise Landscape in Myanmar

DATE: 14/09/2013 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 4 MB

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This report aims to understand the broad contours of Myanmar’s emerging SE space for both ‘formal’ and informal SEs, including the regulatory environment, financing environment as well as key challenges and opportunities.

Social Enterprise in Morocco

DATE: 30/01/2014 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 4 MB

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This report presents the findings from research that Social Enterprise UK was commissioned to undertake on behalf of British Council, Morocco, in partnership with the Moroccan Centre for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (CISE). The aim of the research was to scope the early stages of social enterprise development and its landscape in Morocco.

Social Enterprise in the UK

DATE: 12/11/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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This report explores the key features of the UK’s social enterprise sector and some of the important changes that have taken place in recent years.

Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector

DATE: 10/10/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 853 KB

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This report documents the characteristics of Australian social enterprises, and explores the opportunities and challenges they face.

Social Enterprise in Pakistan

DATE: 06/10/2014 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 967 KB

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This study provides a broad understanding of the emerging SE sector in Pakistan, alongside the policy and regulatory environment. It has been informed by interviews, focus group discussions and an extensive literature review of international and national research studies.

The State of Social Enterprise in Ghana, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

DATE: 22/12/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 7 MB

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This study provides information on the social enterprise sectors in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan. The findings include information about the number and growth of social enterprises, their operations and turnover, the impact they deliver, the beneficiaries they serve, and the challenges they face.

The State of Social Enterprise in Kenya

DATE: 29/01/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 7 MB

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To quantify and enhance our understanding of the growing social enterprise activity in Kenya, this report looks at the activity of 183 social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Mapping Project – Victoria, Australia

DATE: 12/11/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 5 MB

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This report was commissioned as part of the implementation of the Social Enterprise Strategy and provides the first ever baseline analysis of social enterprises in Victoria, with a particular focus on the size of the social enterprise population, its characteristics and impacts.