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The Launch of Social Enterprise Report in Vietnam

Social entrepreneurship is an effective model to address social problems and bring prosperity to communities, contributing to Vietnam's efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The social enterprise sector has made important contributions to socio-economic development in many countries and in Vietnam, nearly five years after implementation of the Enterprise Law, social enterprises have a legal foundation for their establishment and operation. However, there was a need for thorough research on how the social enterprise sector was taking shape in Vietnam.

Launch of the State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia

In February 2017, the British Council and United Nations ESCAP signed a collaborative agreement to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region as a means of supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together we are co-operating to provide research, analysis, training, policy dialogues and offer guidance to support policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating and implementing policies and strategies that foster social enterprise and create enabling environments for impact investment.

The Role of Social Enterprise in Peace-building, Resilience and Sustainability A National Policy Dialogue

The Philippines development paradox of high poverty and inequality despite economic growth is a challenging start. Self-rated poverty among Filipinos rose to 46% in 2017 from 44% in 2016, even as the Philippine economy recorded one of the fastest growth rates in the region. In a recent release by Forbes magazine on the annual list of wealthiest people on the planet, 12 richest Filipinos had a combined fortune of $55.6 billion, nearly a fifth of the domestic economy.