Crowdfunding in East Africa: Regulation and policy for Market Development
Jan 31, 2017 | Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, FSD Africa | FSD Africa
This report highlights key priority regulatory and policy areas that are essential for market development in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania while drawing on insights and experiences from the UK, USA, Malaysia, New Zealand and India. Some of the key findings include; non-financial return-based crowdfunding models dominate market activity in East Africa while financial return-based loan and equity models are only in the very earliest stages. Debt- and equity-based models dominate total global activity, and account for the majority of market activity in more established markets, while donation- and rewards account for a small percentage of total market activity.