ANDE Research
Building the knowledge base of the SGB sector.

ANDE’s research practice serves as a think tank for the SGB sector, translating data into insights and moving evidence to action.

Ecosystem Snapshots

Every entrepreneur operates within an ecosystem that determines the access to talent, finance, and markets that they need to grow their businesses. ANDE’s Ecosystem Snapshots provide data about financial and non-financial support available for small and growing businesses in a specific city or country.

Global Accelerator Learning Initiative

GALI aims to rigorously investigate the effectiveness of the hundreds of accelerators around the world working to support early-stage entrepreneurs in growing and securing funding. ANDE launched GALI in 2015 in partnership with Emory University and a consortium of public and private funders. Add your accelerator to the directory or download the data for your own research and benchmarking.

SGB Evidence Fund

The SGB Evidence Fund, a joint effort between ANDE and the International Growth Centre (IGC), supports collaborations between researchers and practitioners to understand the most effective ways to support SGBs and the economic and social impact of SGB growth.

Sector-Building Data and Evidence

ANDE collects and aggregates data and evidence on the SGB sector through our flagship State of the SGB Sector and Impact Investing in Latin America reports and other sector-building research.

Impact Measurement and Management
Why measure?

Measurement is about more than just accountability. We believe measurement can build more impactful businesses, improve resource allocation, and support sector-wide efficiency.

When impact metrics are integrated with financial and operational metrics, they can help organizations develop better products and services, make better investment decisions, and become more efficient in achieving impact. And when evaluations support a collective learning agenda rather just a single project, they build knowledge for the entire sector.

ANDE holds convenings and workshops and provides resources to our members to help them better measure the economic, social, and environmental impact of their work. Refer to our Knowledge Hub for the latest guidance and tools and see our IMM-related convenings and trainings.