Why Enterprise Development Alone Will Never Deliver Scale or Sustainability. It's All About the System, Stupid

Author(s): 
David Elliott, Sarah Barlow
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
The Springfield Centre for Business in Development
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Oct, 2015

In development, we talk endlessly and eloquently about our ambitions for lasting and large-scale impact on poverty. But to what extent does this mantra actually drive what we do and how we do it, and how much is little more than empty rhetoric for the ears of distant, sometimes apathetic, supporters, funders or politicians? This session explores a simple, yet powerful approach to development borne of basic principles of good development practice and how its application is transforming our understanding of the development challenge, and the impact we can achieve in areas as diverse as economic development and basic education.

Topic: 
Enterprise Development
Regions: 
Global