Evaluation of the “Social Enterprise Fund” in South Africa.

Evaluation of the “Social Enterprise Fund” (SEF) managed by the Industrial Development Corporation, a Development Financing Institution of the Government of South Africa.

This mid-term evaluation was commissioned within the frame of the Flemish funded “Support for the Expansion of the IDC Social Enterprise Fund (SEF)”.

This assignment includes the development of recommendations and scenarios for (potential) continuation of the Flemish support to the SEF and thus the successful development of social enterprises in South Africa; with a specific focus on the provinces KwaZulu Natal, Free State and Limpopo.

(The evaluation was conducted with support from a partner organisation in Souath Africa: Simanye -  Ms. Lana Lovasic and Ms Cindy Dlaminy.)

  • Bilateral Development Cooperations
  • Parastatal & autonomous public-sector institutions

Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs
IDC - Industrial Development Corporation (South Africa)
Economy, Employment & TVET
  • Advice, technical support and counselling
  • Evaluation and audit

  • 09. Audit and evaluation
  • 14. Integrated development, social economy, inclusive entrepreneurship, social corporate responsibility and impact funding
  • 02. Organisational and institutional development & change processes
  • 04. Partners, stakeholders and social responsibility
  • 07. Projects and programmes of international development cooperation

02.a. Holistic and system-based institutional, organisational and operational assessments
02.b. Vision, mission, charter, institutional design and development
02.g. Facilitation of change processes and/or of organisational / institutional improvement
04.h. Accountability vis-à-vis partners and/or stakeholders
07.c. Organisational evaluation and capacity analysis of partner organisations identified for / entrusted with responsibilities for (national) project implementation / execution
07.d. Management, control and steering processes of projects / programmes
07.e. Mid-term and final evaluations of projects and programmes
09.h. Mid-term reviews and final evaluations of projects and programmes of international development cooperation (Including theory-based evaluation)
14.b. Fostering entrepreneurship and private sector development – facilitation of SMME development
14.c. Development of the social economy and facilitation of inclusive entrepreneurship: conducive environment, inclusive and sustainable business models, funding mechanisms, stakeholder transparency, management coaching, …
14.f. Analysis of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) and/or the societal costs & benefits of projects and programmes
14.h. Green economy
14.i. Results and/or impact-based funding mechanisms
Stoop Consulting - founding partner of
Patrick Stoop
South Africa