DFID is exploring the analytical frameworks used to assess the support
market system for startup businesses in the ICT and agribusiness
sectors. This review of analytical frameworks will help inform a Terms
of Reference (ToR) for carrying out startup ecosystem assessments in
Ghana and Kenya.
This review includes discussions of how M4P frameworks, gender-based
frameworks such as Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), the innovation
systems-based Triple Helix framework, Michael Porter’s Diamond Model
framework and business community methodologies assess startup
ecosystems. The report identifies the conceptual foundations of each
framework, describes how each framework is operationalised and provides
examples of the frameworks’ applications. Particular efforts are made to
provide examples of how these frameworks have been applied in studies of
developing country startup ecosystems in the information and
communications technology (ICT) and agribusiness sectors.
Denison, M; Vidra, R.K. Analytical frameworks for assessing ICT and agribusiness ecosystems. (2013) 34 pp.