Yearly Archives: 2012

AICO Africa Limited: Achieving Growth Through Smallholder Farmer Engagement//

Categories: Agriculture , IGD Members , Impact Measurement

This is the first post in a series highlighting case studies from IGD’s latest report, Measuring Impact: A Business Approach. More than 70 percent of Africa’s poor live in rural areas, the majority of whom depend on smallholder agriculture for their livelihoods. AICO Africa Limited, a diversified agro-industrial conglomerate incorporated in… Read More

IGD Frontier 100 Forum – Maximizing Business’ Impact in Africa//

Categories: Events , IGD Frontier 100 Forum , Impact Measurement

In late October, the IGD Frontier 100 Forum in New York gathered over 40 CEOs and senior executives to discuss business trends and opportunities in Africa and how to maximize the social impact of investments on the continent. Topics included developing leadership talent, creating good governance, leveraging government resources, and… Read More

New Report on Job Creation and Inclusive Growth//

Categories: Training

The good news: Africa’s economic success is translating into new jobs. The bad news: current job growth is not nearly robust enough to keep pace with Africa’s growing workforce. This fact underlines the importance of one of IGD’s key priorities, which is to reduce African poverty by increasing jobs through… Read More

IGD Hosts Company Conversation on Partnership for Growth Initiative//

Categories: Events , IGD Members

On June 18, IGD and USAID co-hosted the first in a series of discussions with potential investors interested in collaborating with the U.S. government’s Partnership for Growth (PFG) Initiative in Ghana and Tanzania. Eric Postel, the Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, updated companies on the… Read More