Member Search

ANDE Brazil - India- South Africa Cross-Chapter Dialogues

Our Tweets

ANDE Updates and News

2019 State of the SGB Sector Report Now Available 

ANDE has been tracking the growth and impact of the small and growing business sector in emerging market economies for our annual State of the Sector report since 2009. The analysis 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 by region. The latest report, available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, provides a retrospective summary of key developments and trends in the sector in 2019 and relevant insights based on initial data and emerging information on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those trends in 2020.

Announcing ANDE's New Executive Director 

ANDE is thrilled to welcome its new Executive Director, Richenda Van Leeuwen! Richenda was selected from a global group of candidates via a thorough search process that included senior staff from the Aspen Institute, ANDE, and ANDE’s Executive Committee. Jenny Everett will continue to serve as Interim Director of ANDE until Richenda's arrival on September 1. We look forward to ANDE’s continued impact in the SGB sector under Richenda’s leadership!

Register for the 2020 Annual Conference 

Registration for ANDE’s 2020 Annual Conference is open for ANDE members! This year, the virtual AC will focus on four themes: Climate and Environmental Action, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and Diversity and Equity in Action . The highly interactive agenda will feature small group discussions focused on solution building and identifying where members can add value to the sector and fellow members’ initiatives. Register by August 31, 2020!

Call for Expressions of Interest for Research on Women Entrepreneurs

ANDE is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from researchers based in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa to build on our GALI data to better understand the experience of and outcomes for women entrepreneurs participating in venture acceleration programs. Grants of $20,000 to $30,000 are available. See full information and application instructions.

ANDE Announces Advancing Women's Empowerment Fund (AWEF) Winners

ANDE has selected eight winning proposals under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund, which aims to tackle the financing gap for women-led SGBs in South and Southeast Asia through up to $1.2 million in total funding over two years. Each winner will receive up to $150,000 over one year to test models that catalyze investment into women-led SGBs through innovative approaches. The proposed projects span the region, covering Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam. Learn more about the winners.

Issue Brief: The SGB Sector and the COVID-19 Crisis 

The effect of COVID-19 on economies around the world has been unprecedented. While evidence on this impact is only beginning to emerge, it is clear that the economic damage has been particularly severe for SGBs in emerging markets. ANDE and Dalberg look at initial evidence regarding the impact of COVID-19 on SGBs and the SGB support sector more broadly in emerging markets. Read the brief, including a summary of current risks, impacts, and needs so that organizations and individuals who support SGBs can ensure more effective interventions. Read the June 2020 data addendum for updated information on what has and hasn't changed.

Supporting the SGB Sector Through Coronavirus

The health and safety of ANDE staff and our global network is our highest priority. We are actively monitoring government and multilateral guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak and best practices of other organizations regarding work and events. We are working to engage the network virtually and share best practices in responding to COVID-19 as individuals and organizations. Please refer to our COVID-19 resource hub for useful resources, including a dedicated page for IMM in the context of coronavirus.


Welcome to ANDE's Newest Members!