Our Impact


Currently there have been $454m worth of deals done on the IIA's African Partner Pool (APP)

IIA has also supported local suppliers with the skills they need to access new markets and finance. So far,

   - 5,726 SMEs have received business, technical and entrepreneurship training through IIA programmes

Thanks to the contributions and continued support from our partners and suppliers, we have been able to achieve the above milestones!

Our progress

$8.1 million of finance accessed by SMEs through IIA

$116m of value retained in local economies

90,000 Jobs Created

African Partner Pool

4,588 Suppliers - 10 Buyers

1,800 Suppliers - 18 Buyers

1358 Suppliers -  5 Buyers

8,000 Suppliers - 18 Buyers


Live Business Skills Training Programmes

Business Linkage Programme

Business Accelerator Programme Phase II


Corporate Members

18 in Ghana, 13 in Kenya and 5 Global


SMEs trained in 2018


Total SMEs Trained


Contracts won by our graduates


Accessed from our programmes

Our Socioeconomic Tool

At IIA we constantly monitor our impact through our unique socioeconomic tracking tool that measures the impact of our African Partner Pool in 3 ways:

Measuring our impact

We have developed a socio-economic impact model to assess and understand how our work benefits local economies.

The model focuses on the economic added value and jobs created through the local sourcing facilitated by our APP platform.


For every deal that goes through the APP, we capture the value and sector of that tender. Our unique socioeconomic model then allows us to track the $ amount retained in country through taxes, profits and household income. This model also tracks the number of jobs supported by this tender across different sectors of the economy. As more and more business and training opportunities go through IIA, we calculate the overall impact we are having on the economy by purchasing goods and services locally rather than from abroad.

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