In 2013, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves published our Partner Country Toolkit, which describes a ten-step process to further develop the improved cookstoves and fuels markets in our partner countries. This guide builds on that, expanding on Step 6: Drive Investment and Scale Enterprises to Meet Consumer Need. This Enterprise Development Toolkit describes the Alliance’s approach to enterprise development in four sections:
- Enterprise Development GPS: How to Determine Your Starting Point
- Fueling the Enterprise: How to Determine the Right Types of Funding
- Hitting the Road: How to Develop and Implement Financing Mechanisms for Enterprises
- Servicing the Engine: How to Build Capacity
The Alliance serves as a resource and knowledge hub for the clean cooking sector, with a particular focus on helping all of our country partners make progress in developing their own thriving markets for clean cookstoves and fuels. We have prepared this toolkit to share the steps we took to address the barriers to investment and the lessons we learned on our journey to help enterprises prepare to access commercial capital to scale.
Valdez, S.; Oakes, K.; Makdisi, M.; Tweddell, J.; Ipe. J. The Enterprise Development Toolkit: Supporting Clean Cooking Enterprises on Their Journey to Scale. GACC, Washington DC, USA (2014) 48 pp.