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Emily Darko joined the Private Sector and Markets programme as a Research Officer at ODI in May 2012. She works on a range of issues relating to how the private sector interacts with, supports or constrains development including: sustainable tourism, value chain analysis, rural livelihoods, job creation, business incentives to support green growth, social enterprise and impact investment. She has worked at ODI since 2009, formerly in the Protected Livelihoods and Agricultural Growth programme. Prior to joining ODI, she was a Project Officer for the Disaster Management Commission at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Commission promotes corporate engagement through increasing built environment professionals’ capacity to support global disaster risk reduction and response. In 2005-6, she worked on agricultural trade and education issues for a local NGO (ISODEC) in Accra, Ghana. She began her career at the Prince’s Trust, working with the enterprise programme on a project providing training for business mentors. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and a BA in Politics and French from the University of Manchester.

  1. Grants, incubators and innovation: a snapshot of social enterprise activity in Pakistan

    Research reports

  2. Gender violence in Papua New Guinea

    Research reports

  3. A review of social enterprise activity in the Philippines

    Research reports

  4. Climate change, private sector and value chains: constraints and adaptation strategies

    Working papers

  5. Mapping current incentives and investment in Viet Nam’s transport sector: informing private climate finance

    Working papers

  6. Ghana diaspora fueling a social enterprise 'brain gain'

  7. Social enterprise landscape in Ghana

    Research reports

  8. Social Enterprise Policy Dialogue: Ghana

    Event

  9. How does electricity insecurity affect businesses in low- and middle-income countries?

    Research reports

  10. Private Sector and NGO Engagement

    Research reports

  11. What can we learn about impact investing in emerging markets from the recent GIIN/JP Morgan survey?

  12. Niches for Social Enterprises: How hybrid-model social enterprises cluster in Kenya and Vietnam

  13. Don’t confuse mainstream private sector development and support for social enterprise

  14. Social enterprise: constraints and opportunities - evidence from Vietnam and Kenya

    Research reports

  15. A case study of health and agriculture social enterprises in Kenya

    Research reports

  16. A busy week in Nairobi: a week full of events on the African social enterprise scene

  17. Social enterprise in Kenya: challenges and opportunities

    Event

  18. Options for a growth/private sector development strategy in Papua New Guinea

    Research reports

  19. Emerge conference 2013

    Event

  20. Impact of climate change on economic development in Northern Ghana: opportunities and activities

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