Analysis of Enterprise Support System working with Collective Enterprises

In order to support the development and enhancement of SEWA’s enterprise support system (ESS), a study was conducted to gather additional documentation and analyses of existing social enterprise incubators and accelerators across South Asian countries outside of India. This study builds upon SEWA’s Enterprise Support System Report and delves into key components of efficient and sustainable social enterprise support services. The Enterprise Support Systems evaluated were selected based on its direct work with social enterprises, its work with “bottom of pyramid” and/or predominantly female communities, and clear evidence of positive social impact. For each selected ESS, information on program details, cost/revenue models, operation strategies, team structure, as well as context on the program country’s political economy, if applicable, was gathered. Data and information was gathered from organizational material available online such as annual reports, impact and evaluation statements, website information as well as secondary literature reports.