Starting a social enterprise? Here’s how to choose its legal structure

A woman holds up a solar-powered LED light, a project of Angaza Design, an Echoing Green fellow. Photo by: Echoing Green NYC / CC BY-NC-SA 

The role of social enterprises in reaching the bottom of the pyramid and helping close the inequality gap has been receiving increased prominence through the years.

Since the start of the year, social enterprise has been broached as one solution to a better future for Haiti, as a way to strengthen South Korea’s position in the international development community, and a means to address poverty and inequality in South Asia.

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    Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to joining Devex, he covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics. Lean is based in Manila.