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Social enterprise landscape in Ghana

Research report

Written by Emily Darko

Research report

​Social enterprises are businesses that tackle social and environmental challenges, creating jobs while prioritising impact over profit. In contexts of high unemployment and deep social problems, social enterprise models can simultaneously contribute to job creation and economic development while addressing social and environmental issues.

This paper seeks to outline the social enterprise landscape in Ghana. It reviews the enabling environment and the scope of capacity-building activities supporting social enterprise to provide an overview of the profile of existing social enterprises and social innovation activity. It presents information on perceptions and levels of awareness of social enterprise, the obstacles and challenges faced and opportunities to improve the enabling environment; and lessons from social enterprise activities in other national contexts.

Emily Darko