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ANDE’s 2018 State of the Sector report is now available!

This report examines global trends in support for small and growing businesses through capacity development services, direct private investment, and donor funding, as well as specific trends in the regions covered by each of our eight chapters: the Andes, Brazil, Central America and Mexico, East Africa, East and Southeast Asia, India, South Africa, and West Africa. Read the report now!

Announcing The SGB Evidence Fund

The Small and Growing Business (SGB) Evidence Fund is a joint effort of ANDE and the International Growth Centre (IGC) to support collaborations between researchers and practitioners to understand the most effective ways to support SGBs and the economic and social impact of SGB growth. To learn more, visit the website or read the one-pager. Practitioners who are interested in participating in the fund should complete a short questionnaire

Fueling Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: How 20 Major Funders are Supporting Small & Growing Businesses (Executive Summary)

*ANDE Members: Click here to access the FULL report*

This report analyzes how twenty different donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) engage with the entrepreneurship and small & growing business (SGB) sector in emerging markets. The goal of this study is to provide an overview of the main channels through which these institutions provide funding to entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses in emerging markets, reveal key statistics around this funding (such as investment size and horizon), highlight trends to look out for over the course of the next few years, and discuss implications for how ANDE should engage with each institution moving forward. 

Just Launched: Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot 

How can we best support entrepreneurship in Myanmar? We’ve just released some new insights. This is part of a new data visualization tool to identify market gaps in emerging market economies. Check out our latest snapshot here

Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative: Phase I Findings and Recommendations
ANDE, the Center for Development Alternatives, Enterprise Uganda, and Koltai & Company released the Phase I findings of ANDE's Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative on November 28, 2018. The Phase I report maps the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Kampala and Gulu—two key regions for Ugandan economic growth. It then outlines a strategic path forward for promoting entrepreneurship in these regions, recommending specific actions to overcome ecosystem constraints. Read the report now. 

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.