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Washington, DC, United States
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene

Entrepreneurs in developing countries face many challenges in their journey to launch high-growth companies. Yet when they succeed, entrepreneurs can act as powerful agents of change — creating jobs, boosting economic development, and reducing inefficiencies in sectors like energy and education.

infoDev is a multi-donor program in the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice that supports entrepreneurs in developing economies. We oversee a global network of business incubators and innovation hubs for climate technology, agribusiness, and digital entrepreneurs. We also publish educational resources on topics like crowdfunding, angel investing, and business incubator management.

Through Climate Innovation Centers, Mobile Application Labs (mLabs), and Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Centers, we connect entrepreneurs with the knowledge, funding, and markets they need to grow their businesses. Our inspiring clients work in the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Vietnam, and more.

infoDev serves its clients, partners, and the development community by:

  • Piloting programs to accelerate the growth of agribusiness, climate technology, and digital startups in developing countries
  • Publishing research to share knowledge about business incubation, access to finance, and the characteristics of high-growth entrepreneurs
  • Promoting inclusive strategies for women, minorities, youth, people living in extreme poverty, and other marginalized groups

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