Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Innovation Catalyst in Africa?

The report illustrates and characterizes the social innovation processes carried out by social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in five African countries - South Africa, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. By analyzing practical cases of social innovation, it explores the extent to which SSEOs contribute to generating social innovation in Africa for a more sustainable and inclusive local development, as well as the creation and promotion of decent work for all.

The report highlights internal and external factors impacting SSEOs in their social innovation process and it presents a set of policy recommendations to unlock the potential of SSEOs as catalyser of social innovation in African.