Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Ecuador

This paper analyses the Ecuadorean SSE ecosystem, the main effects of the COVID-19 crisis and the role that the SSE may play in post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. The final section presents the conclusions and recommendations to support and develop the sector, focusing on the policies necessary to promote a dynamic and consolidated SSE. Based on different values compared with those of conventional systems, the SSE represents one of the most promising alternatives not only for the development of the country but also for the creation of a model that promotes greater equality.