The SFI Program aimed to create sustainable poverty reduction in the Asia Pacific region by scaling social enterprises' development impact. Frontier Innovators supported 14 social enterprises by providing them with AUD100,000 grants and custom technical assistance. Frontier Incubators supported 31 incubators and accelerators that, in turn, assisted 288 social enterprises.
The 14 social enterprises who received support through Frontier Innovators reported increased capabilities as measured through a customised application of the World Bank Group’s Capacity Development Results Framework.
Recommendations are based on lessons learnt from Frontier Innovators. For more information on how the capability assistance program was designed and implemented, see ‘How We Did It’ from the Frontier Innovators Interim Results and Learning report.
When well structured, both virtual and in-person peer learning opportunities add value. Activities such as study tours, learning exchanges, virtual seminars and discussions, should be incorporated up front to ensure proper resourcing and measurement.