In Research


Year: 2021
Cited as: OECD (2021), “Boosting social entrepreneurship and social enterprise development in Brandenburg, Germany: In-depth policy review”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Papers, No. 2021/03, OECD Publishing, Paris,


Social innovation, social enterprises, local development, social economy, policy ecosystem, social impact, social entrepreneurship


This report provides an in-depth analysis of the policy ecosystem in place for social entrepreneurship and social enterprises in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It identifies the state’s key strengths and challenges and provides policy recommendations to support the development of a stronger policy ecosystem. It includes a conceptual framework for social entrepreneurship and social innovation (Chapter 2); with recommendations and analyses to build institutional and legal frameworks for social enterprises (Chapter 3), improve access to finance for social entrepreneurship development (Chapter 4), promote access to private and public markets for social entrepreneurship development (Chapter 5), and strengthen social impact measurement and reporting for social enterprise development (Chapter 6).