Tuesday 12 February 2019 - 13:59

The British Council launched Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) in March 2018. A £7.5million initiative, two-year pilot, DICE seeks to promote sustainable and inclusive development by stimulating and strengthening the social and creative enterprise ecosystems in five emerging economies - Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa – in partnership with the UK. DICE is designed to address two critical issues emerging economies today:

  1. Rising unemployment, underemployment and poor quality employment prospects for young people in emerging economies
  2. The lack of inclusive growth in emerging economies which is translating into instability, political disaffection and affecting growth

The British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme draws on the UK experience in social enterprise to promote its growth around the world. We build capacity in the sector, forge international networks, and support policy leaders to create ecosystems in which social enterprise and social investment can thrive. Our work supports positive social change, inclusive growth and sustainable development while building trust and creating opportunities between the UK and other countries. The Creative Economy team develops new collaborations, innovation and enterprise with the rapidly-changing creative and cultural industries worldwide. Working with local partners, we identify and support communities of future leaders and changemakers by giving them space, tools, connections and 21st-century skills to foster ideas and innovation and help them develop more prosperous, socially engaged, creative economies. 

Under the DICE programme, we are aiming to bring together these two programmes in order to benefit from the synergies and enhance the impact that can be gained from increased collaboration between social enterprise and the creative industries and the consequential impact on the social and creative economies. AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. As an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across private, public and social sectors, AVPN embraces all types of engagement to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region. 

The core mission of AVPN is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the social sector by connecting and empowering key stakeholders from funders to the social purpose organizations they support. With over 500 members across 32 countries, AVPN is catalysing the movement towards a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future. The British Council is working together with AVPN to deliver the report as this area of work aligned with both organisations objectives to support the development of the social and creative economy in Indonesia as a pathway to deliver inclusive growth, job creation and livelihoods.

We are requesting proposals for a supplier to deliver a landscape survey of social and creative enterprises and their contribution to meeting the challenge of sustainable and inclusive growth. 

Further information and bid submission, please download the Request for Proposal documents below. The deadline for submission is 26 February 2019.