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The Social and Solidarity Economy in Ecuador: opportunities and challenges

MINCA Ecuador

Sara Calvo, Andres Morales Pachon, June 2014

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Summary :

Although increasing attention has been paid in recent years to the importance of the social and solidarity economy in Latin America, there has been little written speci cally about the Andean region. This study contributes to this knowledge gap through an exploration of the social and solidarity economy model in Ecuador. The research offers insight into the historical factors that have contributed to the development of the social and solidarity economy and identi es the different institutional environments in which the sector operates highlighting the opportunities and challenges that exist.