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Just Released: A Research Agenda for the Small and Growing Business Sector

Hundreds, if not thousands, of programs exist to help drive business growth in emerging markets. But what does the evidence actually tell us about whether these programs help businesses grow? ANDE and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics are excited to launch a knowledge synthesis that summarizes the current evidence, identifies gaps in the academic research, and proposes a practitioner-oriented research agenda for the sector.

New Report: The State of Impact Investing in Latin America

ANDE and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) teamed up to release the second edition of The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America in October, 2018. The report offers an updated snapshot of the growing landscape of impact investing in Latin America. It shares insight about impact investment activity in the region—including a breakdown by sector, country, deal size, and stage—and compares this progress to 2014 and 2015. It concludes with investors’ expectations for 2018 and 2019.

Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative: Initial Findings 

Earlier this year, ANDE  launched Phase I of our two-phase Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative with the announcement of our implementing partner, Centre for Development Alternativesa Uganda-based consultancy.  On September 13, 2018, we held an event to present initial findings from Phase I. Learn more and read the press release here.  

Just Launched: A New Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Data Tool
We are excited to share with you a new data visualization tool to identify market gaps in emerging market economies: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshots. This new interactive site offers a visual display of the financial and nonfinancial support that organizations provide for entrepreneurs in emerging market economies.

Read the press release. 

State of the Small and Growing Business Sector: 2017 Impact Report
Entrepreneurs around the world are addressing the most critical challenges of our time. We are excited to launch our annual impact report, and the first fully digital version of it: The State of the Small and Growing Business Sector. Featuring 2017 data, the report provides a global overview and regional deep dives into data on investment, business support, and other services for entrepreneurs in emerging market economies.

Welcome to ANDE's Newest Members!

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.