In this resource library you’ll find examples of social enterprise policies, strategies, and studies that capture national, regional, and local action on social enterprise development. This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to capture the essence of the vast policy developments and research around the world that is advancing the social enterprise movement.
Since 2015 Scotland has conducted a national social enterprise census to understand the evolution and needs of the sector. This census is used to directly inform policy and particularly the operationalisation of Scotland’s Social Enterprise strategy through action plans. The 2015, 2017, and 2019 Census documents and their summaries can be found here.
The Hidden Revolution report 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 the sector accounts for 3% of UK GDP – that’s 3 times bigger than agriculture.
This report improves understanding of the influence of municipalities on the development of social enterprises. It also explores the ways in which municipalities can more effectively encourage the development of social enterprises.
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.
This study analyses the SE landscape and related ecosystem of seven SAARC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.