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Impact Investing Sector Spotlight: Financial Inclusion and Fintech

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 30, 2018
Updated: Monday, December 3, 2018

Spotlight: Inclusão Financeira & Fintechs

Spotlight sobre Inclusão Financeira & Fintechs é o segundo da série de relatórios setoriais lançados pela ANDE.

Novo spotlight conta com o panorama local do setor. Analisamos os dados sobre o investimento de impacto no setor, extraídos da segunda edição do relatório “Panorama do Setor de Investimento de Impacto na América Latina”, publicado pela ANDE e LAVCA. Por fim, apresentamos o caso de um negócio do setor que recebeu investimento, concluindo com perspectivas e recomendações para o futuro.

Relatório mostra que as oportunidades para melhorar a inclusão financeira são abundantes no Brasil, considerando as necessidades da população de menor renda e as possibilidades oferecidas pelos avanços tecnológicos. Além disso, no lado dos investidores, sugere a necessidade de  investigar maneiras de oferecer capital com tickets menores, uma vez que a ampliação do tamanho dos investimentos ajudaria a fortalecer o pipeline de futuros investimentos. Assim como, os empreendedores precisam ficar atentos às necessidades e atitudes da população de menor renda para contemplar as três dimensões da inclusão financeira: o acesso, o uso e a qualidade.

Confira o relatório completo aqui.

 

 

Spotlight: Financial Inclusion & Fintechs 

The Spotlight on Financial Inclusion & Fintechs is the second in the series of sector reports launched by ANDE.

The new spotlight has the local panorama of the sector. We analyze the data on the impact investment in the sector, extracted from the second edition of the report "Overview of the Investment Sector of Impact in Latin America" published by ANDE and LAVCA. Finally, we present the case of a business that received investment, concluding with perspectives and recommendations for the future.

The report shows that opportunities to improve financial inclusion are plentiful in Brazil, considering the needs of the lower income population and the possibilities offered by technological advances. Moreover, on the investor side, it suggests the need to investigate ways to offer capital with smaller tickets, as expanding the size of investments would help strengthen the pipeline of future investments. Just as entrepreneurs need to be attentive to the needs and attitudes of the lower income population to address the three dimensions of financial inclusion: access, use, and quality.

Check out the full report here. English translation coming soon.

Tags:  ANDE publication  financial inclusion 

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Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative: Phase I

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Updated: Monday, November 26, 2018
Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative: Phase I
by ANDE, Center for Development Alternatives, Enterprise Uganda, Koltai & Company

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. 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. The second phase of the initiative will use these findings to design and implement a multi-stakeholder, multi-million-euro program to develop Ugandan entrepreneurship, beginning in 2019. Read the full report.

Click here to read the press release.

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  economic growth  entrepreneurship  Uganda 

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The Importance of Impact Measurement and Management in Small and Growing Business Support

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 19, 2018
The Importance of Impact Measurement and Management in Small and Growing Business Support
by ANDE South Africa

ANDE's South Africa chapter released this Impact Stories Booklet in November 2018. The booklet highlights the importance of impact measurement and management (IMM) in small and growing business support, drawing on stories from members of ANDE South Africa's Metrics Learning Lab. It highlights their measurement approaches, impact successes and their learnings in impact measurement. The booklet also shares conversations that have been taking place at the Metrics Learning Lab to encourage further dialogue in the sector and foster a greater commitment to IMM amongst SGB support organizations. Click here to read the full booklet.

Tags:  2018  ande publication  impact management  impact measurement  metrics  SGBs  south africa 

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A Research Agenda for the Small and Growing Business Sector: Summarizing the Current Evidence and Research Needs

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 9, 2018
A Research Agenda for the Small and Growing Business Sector: Summarizing the Current Evidence and Research Needs
by ANDE and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics

ANDE and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics released the report A Research Agenda for the SGB Sector in November 2018. 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? And what can practitioners learn from this evidence to design more effective interventions? This knowledge synthesis summarizes the current evidence, identifies gaps in the academic research, and proposes a practitioner-oriented research agenda for the sector.

Want to learn more? You can read the full knowledge synthesis here, in addition to the practitioner summary.

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  Economic Growth  SGBs 

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Impacting Investing Sector Spotlight: Biodiversity Conservation

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 5, 2018
Updated: Friday, October 26, 2018

Spotlight: Conservação da Biodiversidade

Spotlight sobre Conservação da Biodiversidade é o primeiro da série de relatórios setoriais lançados pela ANDE.

Relatório, produzido pela ANDE em parceria com a Fundação Grupo Boticário, apresenta um panorama ambiental, social e econômico do setor e fornece dados sobre o impacto do investimento na conservação da biodiversidade a partir do relatório "Panorama do Setor de Investimento do Impacto na América Latina". A fim de ilustrar o potencial de negócios e investimentos no setor de conservação da biodiversidade, apresenta um estudo de caso, e finaliza com uma série de oportunidades e recomendações para melhor fomentar o investimento neste setor.

Relatório mostra que foram feitos 8 investimentos de impacto na conservação da biodiversidade na América Latina em 2016-2017, no valor de US $ 5 milhões, com 6 deles ocorrendo no Brasil. Mais da metade dos respondentes da pesquisa afirmaram que alinham seus investimentos com ODS que estão direta ou indiretamente ligadas à conservação da biodiversidade. Além disso, o setor ficou em quarto lugar no número total de negócios em 2016-2017, atrás de Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (TIC), educação e saúde, e também teve uma saída reportada no período.

Confira o relatório completo aqui.

 

 

Biodiversity Conservation Spotlight

The Biodiversity Conservation Spotlight is the first in the series of sector reports launched by ANDE.

The report, produced by ANDE in partnership with Boticário Group Foundation, presents an environmental, social and economic panorama of the sector, then provides data on investment impact in biodiversity conservation from the report "Overview of the Investment Sector of Impact in Latin America". In order to illustrate the potential for business and investments in the biodiversity conservation sector, it presents a case study, before ending with a series of opportunities and recommendations to better foster investment in this sector.

The report shows that 8 impact investments were made in biodiversity conservation in Latin America in 2016-2017, to the amount of US $ 5 million, with 6 of these taking place in Brazil. More than half of the survey respondents stated that they align their investments with SGDs that are directly or indirectly linked to biodiversity conservation. In addition, the sector ranked fourth in total number of deals in 2016-2017, behind Information and Communication Technology (ICT), education and health, and also had one exit reported in the period.

Check out the full report here.


 

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  Brazil  impact investing 

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Panorama do setor de Investimento de Impacto no Brasil

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Panorama do Setor de Investimento de Impacto no Brasil
Resultados de Mercado 2016 & 2017

ANDE & Lavca
Outubro 2018

 

O Panorama do setor de Investimento de Impacto no Brasil é um desdobramento do estudo lançado pelas duas organizações sobre investimento de impacto na América Latina, lançado pela Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) e da Associação para o Capital Privado na América Latina (LAVCA), em outubro de 2018. 

Este relatório nacional é baseado em uma subamostra dos 67 entrevistados da pesquisa da América Latina, dos quais 29 estão ativos no Brasil e 22 investiram no país durante o período 2016-2017. A maioria deles se identifica como investidores de impacto ou gestores de fundos de private equity ou venture capital. O relatório fornece dados sobre o perfil dos investidores ativos, atividade de investimento de 2016-2017 e expectativas de investimento no Brasil em 2018-2019.

Os resultados do estudo brasileiro ressaltam que o investimento de impacto é uma indústria em crescimento no país e tem se mantido resiliente apesar do cenário político e econômico. O Brasil foi um dos países que apresentou os maiores números em termos de atividade de investimento de impacto na região. O relatório apresenta dados de investimento de impacto com base em características como setor, tamanho e estágio de negócios, e também compara a atividade de investimento com a de 2014-2015, antes de concluir com recomendações para o desenvolvimento da indústria no futuro.

 

 

Impact Investing Landscape in Brazil
Trends 2016 & 2017

ANDE & Lavca
October 2018

The Impact Investment Landscape in Brazil is a follow-up to the study launched by the two organizations on impact investing in Latin America, launched by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) in October 2018.

This national report is based on a sub-sample of the 67 survey respondents from the Latin America study, of which 29 are active in Brazil and 22 invested in the country during the period 2016-2017. Most of them identify themselves as impact investors or managers of private equity or venture capital funds. The report provides data on the profile of the active investors, investment activity for 2016-2017 and expectations for investment in Brazil in 2018-2019.

The results of the Brazilian study emphasize that impact investment is a growing industry in the country and has remained resilient despite the political and economic scenario. Brazil was one of the countries that presented the highest numbers in terms of impact investment activity in the region. The report presents impact investing data based on characteristics such as sector, size and business stage, and also compares investment activity with that from 2014-2015, before concluding with recommendations for developing the industry moving forward.

 


Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  Brazil  impact investing 

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The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America: 2016 & 2017 Trends

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 11, 2018
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America: 2016 & 2017 Trends
by ANDE and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA)

 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.

 

Click below for the English, Portuguese, and Spanish versions of the report: 

Click here for the press release (in English).

 

 

 

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  impact investing  latin america 

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Accelerating Youth-Led Enterprises in Nigeria

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Accelerating Youth-Led Enterprises in Nigeria
GALI

This knowledge brief seeks to capture information about incubators and accelerators in Nigeria and how they support youth-led enterprises. The brief was developed using Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) data alongside interviews and stakeholder meetings held in Lagos and Abuja with support from Oxfam in Nigeria.

Read the full report.

Tags:  2018  accelerators  africa  ANDE publication  gali  nigeria  youth 

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State of the Small & Growing Business Sector 2017

Posted By Brianna Losoya, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2018

State of the Small & Growing Business Sector:

2017 Impact Report

by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs 

Since 2009 ANDE has been tracking the state of the small and growing business (SGB) sector to assess its growth and impact on emerging market economies. This year’s report begins with an overview of SGB intermediaries in 2017. including data on capacity development services, direct investments into SGBs, and donor funding. Next, the report focuses on trends and activities at ANDE’s seven regional chapters that were active in 2017: Brazil, Central America/Mexico, East Africa, East and Southeast Asia, India, South Africa, and West Africa.  

Here are some report insights. Check out the report to get the full picture.

Capacity Development Services

  • Over half of ANDE members say they prioritize gender inclusion. Of the capacity development providers that completed the survey, 77 percent said they prioritize gender inclusion, as opposed to 54 percent of investors.
  • GALI has identified over 500 accelerators working globally, at least 218 of which operate in emerging markets. 
  • Corporate foundations are important funders in the sector, and corporate social responsibility units often facilitate important capacity development services. However, data shows that the majority of ANDE member partnerships focus on the corporation’s core business unit.

SGB Investing

  • Over 400 investment vehicles have launched in the past 10 years that invest in emerging market SGBs, with an estimated US $11 billion in committed capital.
  • Forty-seven investment vehicles launched in 2017, and a third of these focus on the information, communications, and technology (ICT) sector.
  • According to the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA), US $217 million was invested in deals US $2 million and under in 2017, which represents 21 percent of total emerging market deals.

Donor Funding for the SGB Sector

  • In 2016, Funding for SMEs declined to US $3.7 billion from US $4.1 billion in 2015.
  • European donors and institutions continued to make up 80 percent of all donor disbursements to SMEs in 2016.
  • In 2016, Turkey received the most SME funding for the third consecutive year, receiving one third of all funding allocated to SMEs from 2012 to 2016.

Regional Insights

ANDE’s regional chapters promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among local ANDE members and support regional activities and advocacy efforts that support SGBs in the region. This section of the report highlights data on each entrepreneurial ecosystem, and regional leaders’ perspectives on key trends for each region. 

 

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Tags:  2017  ANDE publication  impact  sector publication  sgb  sme  Social Entrepreneurship  State 

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Acceleration in India

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Acceleration in India
Initial Data from Indian Startups
GALI

In partnership with the ANDE India Chapter, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in India. This data summary includes information from 1,214 ventures operating in India, contributed by 26 accelerators.

Read the full report.

Tags:  2018  accelerators  ANDE publication  gali  india  startup 

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