At this stage the AfSDB, a GGF structure is supporting African entrepreneurs with educational support in writing professional business plans and feasibility studies, what will lead to sourcing of funds through traditional funding channels by private investors, venture capital, banks, and the multilateral development financial institutions.
The AfSDB's mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the African continent through providing facilitative support in investments in projects and programs that will contribute to the economic and social development within the continent of Africa.
Planning is future oriented, whereas Strategy is action oriented. Planning takes assumptions, but Strategy is based on practical experiences. Planning can be for short term or long term depending upon the circumstances. Unlike Strategy, which is for the long term.
Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization's
A market analysis is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of a market. It looks into the size of the market both in volume and in value, the various customer segments and buying patterns, the competition, and the economic environment in terms of barriers to entry and regulation.
In this matter Africa is no different than doing business in other continents. A thorough understanding of the local market and business environment, its regulations and specific customs is key essential for the succcess of your business.
Analysing who are potential funding partners and who are alligned with the mission and vision of the business-project is key essential to understand. The partner-specialists of the AfSDB have many years of experience, and offer their support to entrepreneurs in search of funds through traditional funding channels as for example: private investors, venture capital, banks, and/or the multilateral development financial institutions.
In international development, good governance is a way of measuring how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources in a preferred way. Governance is "the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented"
An audit may be defined as an independent assurance activity designed with an objective to add value and improve the working and operations of a particular organization or corporate structure.
In these days "good governance" is a concept whats well accepted and integrated in many corporate structures. When working with investment funds, no matter if these funds are private or public, needs to be monitored at all times, making sure all actions are in line with the agreed commitment by its stakeholders, and compliant with the applicable laws and regulations.
Investment planning is the process of matching your financial goals and objectives with your financial resources. Investment planning is a process that begins when you are clear on your financial goals and objectives.
Usefull tools are:
Raising funds & Funding applications
Having a clear understanding where and how to file a funding application, having taken care of all service-components the AfSDB has to offer, will increase your chances of obtaining the funding you need for your project(s) . Feel free to contact us.
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