The potential of the social economy for local development in Africa: an exploratory report

Research Area: Public policy
Edited by: Giulia Galera, Carlo Borzaga

The Social Economy is increasingly attracting the interest of policy makers and scholars alike, thanks to its capacity to tackle key social and economic issues. While the importance of the Social Economy has been recognised by the EU, its role in supporting local development in other continents is still widely overlooked.
This exploratory study provides an overview of the Social Economy in Africa and its potential for local development, in particular in four African coutries: Ghana, Marocco, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The study, requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Development, was elaborated by Euricse.

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