In spite of the increased awareness of impact investing within the development and investment communities, information on the impact investing sector remains limited. The IIF study on Nigeria and Ghana Impact Investing and Policy Landscape Analysis was written to address this gap and to propose policy recommendations.
The report builds off the 2015 Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) study, The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa. Nigeria and Ghana represented more than half (54%) of impact investing capital in the region, with Nigeria receiving 29% and Ghana receiving 25% of the capital deployed. This 2019 study seeks to understand the extent to which investor experience, deal flow, and outlook have evolved since 2015 and policy has enabled or inhibited impact investing, and in turn to propose policy recommendations that address the issues identified.