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Investing for Impact: A Strategy of Choice for African Policymakers

Impact investment is a strategy to align the power of private markets to the social and environmental development needs of society at-large. From 2012-13, The Rockefeller Foundation, through its impact investing initiative, funded research in five Sub-Saharan African countries with the aim of understanding the barriers for impact investing across Africa, as well as recommending national policies to encourage the growth of the industry. This report synthesizes the findings of that work, examining the potential of impact investing as a ‘strategy of choice’ for African policymakers.