Our Strategy Impact Investing February 7, 2022

Our Work

IIGh is unlocking $1billion in funding for Ghana and West Africa through five core strategic activities.

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These activities are resulting in increased funding and a strengthened ecosystem for impact investing in Ghana and across West Africa


Conduct research to develop the field locally

Locally relevant definitions and tools to drive policy and action, ecosystem mapping and research to identify gaps, drive learning and track the evolution of the ecosystem.


Build capacity & increase collaboration

Develop the capacity of ecosystem players to deploy & absorb capital and increase collaboration between them to scale impact. These include asset owners, regulators, fund managers, Enterprise Support Organisations (ESOs), researchers & entrepreneurs.


Support impact funds & ventures to raise $1billion

Unlock $1bn in local and international capital for West Africa through supporting collaboration and catalytic capital initiatives including fund of funds. Increase visibility for impact ventures through deal rooms, events, virtual platforms, media engagement etc.


Influence the creation of an enabling environment

Advocate and drive awareness to influence the creation of a legal, regulatory and economic environment that encourages asset owners, impact investors and intermediaries to thrive and do business in Ghana


Support growth of Impact Investing in West Africa & globally

Support efforts to establish more country NABs and grow the regional ecosystem 

for Impact Investing across all the four core strategic activities.

Let’s create real impact together!

With a focus on driving impact outcomes for 4 key target groups

  1. Women
  2. Youth
  3. Rural & Undeserved Populations
  4. People living with disabilities

In 3 impact areas

a. Reducing underemployment and unemployment by catalyzing SME growth to deliver sustainable jobs 
b. Reduce inequality gaps, especially in health, education, financial services, housing and water & sanitation 
c. Addressing climate resilience and Zero carbon growth

Focusing on key sectors which have high opportunity for impact;

Agriculture & agribusiness, light manufacturing, commerce, ICT and tourism, hospitality, arts & culture.

These programs are designed with three key features;
  • Clear measurable results : to ensure impact
  • Collaborative projects : executed with the key ecosystem players
  • Sustainable initiatives : that catalyze and grow the ecosystem