Crowdfunding for Development

State of play and operational recommendations for the French Development Agency (AFD) : a tailor-made mapping, action plan and training

The project aims at providing better information on crowdfunding potential for the development world and Southern countries in particular (with a focus on Maghreb and Subsaharian Africa). ECN is notably responsible for interviewing and surveying different platforms and investors acting in Africa, not only about their development projects but also about emerging trends and business models in donation, reward-based, lending and equity crowdfunding in Africa.

Expected results :

  • Phase 1 : a mapping and regulatory analysis of crowdfunding in Africa, together with a benchmark of crowdfunding activities launched by private and public international donors.
  • Phase 2 : Tailored-made operational recommandations on crowdfunding for the AFD, together with a detailed action-plan
  • Phase 3 : An internal training and an external presentation of the study

Project details :

Duration : 1 July 2015 to 1 April 2016

Project funded by AFD

Project partners :

  • ECN (lead partner)
  • Lumo
  • Auxilia