There's a massive financing gap in Nigeria's agriculture, health, and education sectors that needs to be filled, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the International Development Research Center and the Nigerian National Advisory Board for Impact Investing, found that there's a $186.17 billion financing gap in Nigeria's agriculture, health, and education sectors, with gender and sustainability as the cross-cutting principle, the Guardian reports.
"Access to capital is a major impediment in Nigeria's strong agriculture, health, and education sectors," the study states, calling for policies that would increase the participation of women in impact investing while ultimately creating a more equitable society for all men and women.
The research identified key investment instruments for operating within the agriculture, health, and education sectors, with gender and sustainability as the cross-cutting principle.
Some of the key investment instruments identified include low-cost debt financing, equity, and hybrid financing. Read the Entire Article
A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.
Social enterprise leaders throughout Europe are urging local authorities to use their powers to help the third sector grow. During a two-day European Commission event in Strasbourg, councils in member states are called upon to use a variety of methods to support the sector.