Ecosystem Voices: Unpacking data experts perspectives on growth firms in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda

About the report

In this comprehensive report, we present a range of insightful perspectives from a sequence of formal, semi-structured interviews conducted by our team throughout 2023. We engaged with key stakeholders and experts in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda to delve deeper into the factors influencing the expansion of rapidly growing firms in these areas. We also explored the impact of improved access to data and insights on strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our analysis weaved together and integrated a tapestry of expert opinions into cohesive thematic narratives.

The insights gained from these valuable findings have substantially deepened our comprehension of the complexities inherent in the design stages of national data collaborative initiatives. This enhanced understanding is crucial in guiding the formulation of tailored and impactful strategies.

You can also read the report online here.

About GrowthAfrica

A Pan-African accelerator and entrepreneur support organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth and impact of African entrepreneurs. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Nairobi, GrowthAfrica has a presence across the continent, with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia, and extending its activities to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Mozambique.

About Systemic Innovation

A systems change innovation practice solving wicked challenges through connecting individuals, ideas, and insights. We have worked globally with outstanding results across a range of systems-focused innovation projects with public and private sector clients. Our work with governments, international agencies and foundations has changed attitudes, systems and practices, and increased value.