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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Social Enterprise Action Plan aims to support the development, expansion and enhancement of social enterprises that benefit Newfoundland and Labrador.
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.
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.
This document presents some of the top priorities for Canada’s social economy as articulated by leaders in the sector.
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.
This report considers social enterprise development in Vietnam by looking at how to develop social enterprises and different organisational forms and legal structures.
This report captures the overwhelmingly positive experience of companies in procuring from social enterprises and other social-benefit suppliers.
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.
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.
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.
This report documents the characteristics of Australian social enterprises, and explores the opportunities and challenges they face.
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.
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.
To quantify and enhance our understanding of the growing social enterprise activity in Kenya, this report looks at the activity of 183 social enterprises.