Egypt was the top African country among the five nations where more young people aged under 25 are eager to work for social enterprises, ranking fifth. It also made important gains in access to non-financial support to advance to eighth place, up 19 points from 2016. The country's overall ranking rose six places to 24th.
"Access to finance is something social enterprises are really struggling with. The government and private sector are both working on financing schemes to accommodate longer payback periods as requested by enterprises to help them get on their feet and return the investment."