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1/21/2019
Joint ANDE-AFIForum: Bangkok Happy Hour

1/22/2019
Grupo de discusion de inversionistas: Mapeo del ecosistema

1/23/2019
Impact Management workshop with Social Value UK

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Remembering Jason Spindler 

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news from our member I-DEV, that Jason Spindler’s life was taken from him during a terrorist attack at 14 Riverside in Nairobi on January 15, 2019. Jason was the CEO and Global Managing Director of I-DEV International, an active ANDE member, and a leading light in the SGB sector.

At ANDE, we are still at a loss for words, so we will share the sentiments of Patricia Chin-Sweeney, who co-founded I-DEV with Jason: Jason was an inspiration to us all to aspire to only the best, to never settle, to never take the easy road and to always focus on fighting for what you believe in - no matter the cost. Jason believed in fighting for economic opportunity, strengthening emerging markets, boosting small businesses and startups to drive greater opportunity for all.”

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to all those who knew and loved him.

To read more about Jason's life and impact, click here


Register Now: Metrics from the Ground Up! 

Join ANDE in Mérida, Mexico this February for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets. Learn more. 


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. 

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.

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.

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.