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Fontier finance investments: For the purpose of this report, frontier finance investments constitute a subset of impact investments (emerging and frontier markets align, generally, to the United Nations’ classification of least developed and developing countries). These investments seek to improve the lives of low-to lower-middle income people in emerging and frontier markets.
Impact investments: Impact investments are defined as investments that seek to create positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments seek financial returns ranging from competitive, risk-adjusted market-rate returns to capital preservation and can be made across asset classes and geographies.
Necessity entrepreneur: A necessity entrepreneur is an individual who cannot find quality employment or is unemployed and whose only viable employment option is to start a business. These businesses tend to be smaller than those started by opportunity entrepreneurs, which target a market opportunity.
Women-owned businesses: Defnition of women-owned businesses This research defned “women-owned businesses” as those businesses where women have an ownership stake equal to or greater than 51%. This is the defnition that DGGF uses (and this is the current World Bank defnition).

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