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Call for Proposals Now Open for 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. The call for proposals is now open, and submissions are due October 18, 2019 (with a second round of submissions due February 2020).To learn more, read the practitioner one-pager or email Matthew Guttentag at matthew.guttentag@aspeninst.org. 

New from GALI: Online Benchmarking Tool for Accelerator Programs

The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) released a beta version of a new online tool for accelerators. Program managers are invited to use the site to develop their data collection plans, align survey questions with GALI’s methodology, and benchmark their ventures’ performance against GALI’s global dataset of ventures that applied to over 175 programs worldwide. The GALI team welcomes feedback from users. Please direct any feedback or questions to Abby Davidson at abigayle.davidson@aspeninstitute.org.

Impact Investing Simplified: A Guide to Making and Receiving Impact Investments in India

In India, there has been a growing interest in impact investing, as social enterprises look to expand and seek alternate means of funding. However, there is a knowledge gap among entrepreneurs and accelerators in understanding the legal landscape and managing negotiations related to impact investing within the region. This report, a collaboration between ANDE, one of India’s leading law firms Nishith Desai Associates, and Thomson Reuters Foundation, is an attempt to address the gap in the impact investing ecosystem in India, both for investors and entrepreneurs. Read the report here!

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!


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.