How do we support a sustainable recovery for actors of the innovation ecosystem, who were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis?
The COVID-19 Resilience Toolkit for Start-Ups (and MSMEs), a result from a collaborative partnership between GIZ and adelphi, and co-created with ecosystem actors and piloted with start-ups and MSMEs in the Indian context, seeks to tackle this challenge. It includes several innovative tools for co-creating business to support start-ups and MSMEs recover and grow. The toolkit also helps build the capacities of ecosystem actors to create an enabling and resilient ecosystem for start-ups.
With practical examples, step-by-step guidance and highly hands-on worksheets to document the outputs, the tools will help enterprises to put their ideas into actions to increase their resilience when faced with an external or internal socio-economic shock.
What is inside the COVID-19 Resilience Toolkit?
The COVID-19 Resilience toolkit guides start-ups and SMEs through eight tools along three resilience building blocks: Organisational Readiness, Agile Business and Market Strategy, and Impact and Learning.
Building Enterprise Resilience through Organisational Readiness
- ABCD Organisational Capabilities Assessment: Assess the readiness of the organisational capacities from the perspective of scale readiness.
- Financial Readiness Assessment: Advance the financial management strategy and prepare solutions for unmanaged finance risks.
- Persona-Based Service Delivery: Understand the customers and create the delivery strategy
Building Enterprise Resilience through Agile Business and Market Strategy
- MVP Blueprint: Prototype the MVPs’ main business aspects.
- Go-to-Market: Prepare a cost-effectiveness analysis of the marketing channels.
- Diversifying Markets: Undertake a market diversification assessment to access alternative markets in the face of shocks.
Building Enterprise Resilience through Impact and Learning
- Benefits Management: Identify the benefits created for stakeholders and the risk that may disrupt the benefits delivery.
- ROPE Analysis: Explore future external and internal opportunities through project evaluation.