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State of the Ecosystem for Youth Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore

Youth play an outsized role in social entrepreneurship. Despite being a quarter of the population, it is estimated that 40 percent of social enterprises in Singapore are youth led. Youth in Singapore use social entrepreneurship to solve social and/or environmental problems and are the key to creating a better and more sustainable future. To fulfil the potential of youth social entrepreneurship, it is important to understand the enabling factors and challenges that youth face in their social entrepreneurship journey.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – under the Youth Co:Lab initiative co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation have commissioned this study to strengthen the understanding of the current state of the ecosystem for youth social entrepreneurship in Singapore and provide recommendations to strengthen the ecosystem over the coming years.

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