Social Enterprise World Forum Global Mapping Information
In order to better understand the international scope of the social enterprise ecosystem, Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is endeavouring to collect information that characterises the social enterprise ecosystems in every country around the world. We appreciate your feedback and help on this project. In order to provide SEWF with more complete information on social enterprise in your country, you may fill out this form and email it to Maeve Curtin at
. You may also contact Maeve directly for an interview or a PDF form, if preferable. When filling out this form, please link to appropriate websites and reports where you gather the information so that SEWF can maintain a record of that information.
Please Include the Country Code
RECOGNITION: Do People recognize the term social enterprise? and is it something people would be able to identify? Is there another similar term people are familiar with instead?
NUMBER: Does data exist to estimate the number of social enterprises in a country? If it is possible to make an estimation, what is that number?
Remember to cite any studies or reports by (placing a URL in parenthesis)
TERM: What term is used to describe social enterprises? (e.g. nonprofits, social enterprises, social solidarity economy organisations, social co-operatives)
FORMAL NETWORKS: Are there organisations that lead the sector through membership, advocacy, or other services that aid recognition and formalisation of social enterprise? If so, how many different lead networks exist?
LEGAL STRUCTURES: Are there ways for social enterprises to legally register that fully capture their intent of trading for a social purpose? If so, what are those structures?
STRATEGIES: Is there a government policy or strategy associated with fostering “social enterprise” activity or equivalent?
MOVEMENT SUMMARY: How can we succinctly describe the movement in your country from formation to its most prominent features currently?
Are there other people in this country we should contact to learn more about the social enterprise movement? If so, please include their name and contact information.
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