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Survey of social enterprise activity in South Asia and Ghana

Research reports

Written by Samuel Sharp

The British Council has published a landmark ODI survey which provides a rich and fascinating trove of data on social enterprises in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan, including about their operations, turnover, impact, beneficiaries, challenges and number. 

The report finds that social enterprise is growing in all four countries and is creating jobs for disadvantaged groups, empowering women, and addressing social exclusion. 

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social purpose, re-invest surpluses into their social objective, and make themselves accountable for their actions, rather than simply maximising profits for owners and shareholders.

The British Council anouncement can be found here.

  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: Study overview and methodology

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: Cross-country comparisons and conclusions

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: The state of social enterprise in Ghana

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: The state of social enterprise in India

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: The state of social enterprise in Pakistan

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: Bangladesh infographics

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: Ghana infographics

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: India infographics

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  • The state of social enterprise in Bangladesh, Ghana, India and Pakistan: Pakistan infographics

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Emily Darko, Minhaz Anwar, Muhaimin Khan, Anhar Athoi, Farhanna Islam, Alainna Lynch, Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Lord-Gustav Togobo, Samuel Sharp, Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed and Arslan Khalid