Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development

Impact investment in sustainable development innovation by social entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial Action in Development

The USAID-Skoll partnership pairs USAID’s expertise in scaling sustainable development innovations with Skoll’s decade of experience cultivating the world’s most successful social entrepreneurs. Through the new partnership, Skoll and USAID will identify and co-invest in high-impact social entrepreneurs and support them in scaling up innovative business models that demonstrate the ability to deliver sustainable development in areas such as education, water and food security. By demonstrating impact through cutting-edge evaluation techniques, the partners will encourage increased public and private investment in the most effective innovations.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Skoll Foundation

    Staff size: 26-50

    The Skoll Foundation encompasses two separate corporations: a private foundation, The Skoll Foundation, and a public charity whose legal name is The Skoll Fund. The Skoll Fund, created in 1999,...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2012
ValueUSD 44.5 Million