CAD supports infoDev to collect and analyze its impact in the growth of small, innovative and technology business

Throughout the last nine months CAD, in partnership with Haiku Media, has supported infoDev’s Creating Sustainable Business in the Knowledge Economy (CSBKE) program to collect lessons learnt and analyze its outcomes and impacts throughout its various activities. The CSBKE project helped to increase the growth of small, innovative and technology businesses –primarily in the ICT and agribusiness sectors. Through the support of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, this program aims to increase incomes, create and support jobs, improve gender inclusion and launch new products and services that will improve the quality of life of citizens.

The outcomes: 9 Videos, 46 Case Studies,  5 Reports, and 2 Infographics

As part of its work CAD has identified, synthesized and documented the CSBKE outcomes and has developed 9 video clips and 46 case studies of promising entrepreneurs in fields as diverse as agribusiness, mobile or ICT. At the same time it has created 2 Infographics and has developed 5 Outcome Assessments and Strategic Reports in areas such as the role of ecosystems for mobile innovation, the role of Mobile Innovation Roadshows, or the potential for Agribusiness Innovation Trainings.

The results of this work will be published on our website and social media platforms over the upcoming days and weeks, and you will find the stories of the selected entrepreneurs in a new section called: “The Entrepreneur of the Week”.

infoDev is a program of the World Bank Group which works at the intersection of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship to create opportunities for inclusive growth, job creation and poverty reduction. infoDev assists governments and technology-focused small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow jobs, improve capacity and skills, increase access to finance and markets, ensure the appropriate enabling policy and regulatory environment for business to flourish, and test innovative solutions in developing country markets.