Jimmy Pham, who founded the social enterprise KOTO in Vietnam with youths enrolled in its hospitality programme
Since Jimmy Pham (centre) founded KOTO in 1999, it has grown from a sandwich shop into an award winning social enterprise that empowers at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam through its hospitality training program. KOTO is one of the organisations featured in this new report. ©

Courtesy of KOTO

The British Council and Social Enterprise UK launched the MORE IN COMMON: The global state of social enterprise report on 7th June 2022.

This is the first study to provide a genuinely global picture of social enterprise. Please see 'About MORE IN COMMON' below for more information on this landmark report.

One launch, two fantastic events - watch now! 

In these events, we explored the most interesting report findings and discussed the social enterprise movement globally with fantastic panels of social entrepreneurs and leading ecosystem players who are supporting the sector’s growth around the world.

Both events were global in nature but featured speakers and detailed examples from the regions in focus.

MORE IN COMMON: Asia in Focus

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  • Sudarat Rojphongkasem, the General Manager of Social Enterprise Thailand Association
  • Urvashi Devidayal, Associate Vice President, Intellecap and Sankalp South Asia
  • Dan Gregory, Director of International and Sustainable Development at Social Enterprise UK
  • Henry Motte-Muñoz, Co-Founder and Chief Strategic Officer at Edukasyon, Philippines
  • Dr Ananya Raihan, CEO of iSocial and Founder of D.Net, Bangladesh
  • Azalea Ayuningtyas, CEO and Co-founder of Du Anyam, Indonesia
  • Huda Jaffer, Director at SELCO Foundation, India
  • Paula Woodman, Head of Social Enterprise at British Council.

MORE IN COMMON: Europe, Middle East and Africa in Focus

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Speakers included:

  • Suzanne Wisse-Huiskes, Chief Executive at the Euclid Network
  • Pape Samb, Global Vice President & Executive Director for Africa, Ashoka
  • Kris Bryson, Partnership Director at WildHearts Group, Scotland (UK)
  • Alicja Qandil, Słuszna Strawa, Poland
  • Dan Gregory, Director of International and Sustainable Development at Social Enterprise UK
  • Hisham El Gazzar, CEO and Co-founder of Yadawee, Egypt
  • Bright Jaja, CEO and Founder of iCreate Africa, Nigeria
  • Paula Woodman, Head of Social Enterprise at British Council.


The culmination of over five years of work, MORE IN COMMON draws on data, insights and case studies in 27 countries to provide what is believed to be the first estimate of the total size of social enterprise around the world.

Moreover, it offers comparisons between social enterprises operating in diverse settings and highlights commonalities and differences, patterns and challenges.

Crucially, this report will equip policy makers, social impact investors and other inclusive economy actors with information and evidence to more effectively support and measure the growth of social enterprise and the impact economy.

This research was commissioned through the British Council’s work on inclusive economies, through which we seek to help foster the emergence of a more inclusive and impact-led global economy that works in favour of the Sustainable Development Goals and supports building back better from the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was produced by the British Council and is based on methodology developed by and research conducted with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and working with local research partners in every country.

The 27 national ‘State of Social Enterprise’ surveys on which this global comparative study is based focus on these countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, The Philippines, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Viet Nam.

Together, these countries account for more that 40% of the world's population.

Please click on the link below to read the full report. 

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