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​ANDE South Africa Impact Measurement and Management Knowledge Brief

Posted By Laura Denick, Aspen Institute, Thursday, June 11, 2020

 ANDE South Africa Impact Measurement and Management Knowledge Brief 

By ANDE South Africa

Our ANDE SA Impact Management Knowledge Brief provides a summary and resources from the 'Impact Management for the South African social and creative enterprises sectors' project, in partnership with Social Value UK and supported by the British Council's DICE Fund. The project aimed to further understand the Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) landscape in South Africa, with a focus on social and creative enterprises. In the efforts to drive inclusivity and development, the project supported entrepreneurial support organisations that wanted to learn how to better measure and manage their impact and, in turn, support their entrepreneurs when using data to improve their decisions and performance, regardless of their level of exposure to IMM practices.

Read the full issue brief here

 

Tags:  ANDE publication  impact management  social enterprise  social impact  South Africa 

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ANDE West Africa Knowledge Brief: Impact Measurement and Management

Posted By Laura Denick, Aspen Institute, Monday, June 8, 2020

ANDE West Africa Knowledge Brief: Impact Measurement and Management

By ANDE West Africa and ETTP

This knowledge brief focuses on providing an understanding of how impact is defined by some organizations, what elements they take into consideration when designing an IMM strategy, why they measure impact, the upsides and downsides of standardization, challenges they face in measuring and managing impact, and how they utilize data to drive impact. 

 Read the full issue brief here

 

Tags:  ANDE publication  impact measurement  West Africa 

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COVID-19 Implications for Small and Growing Businesses: Emerging Evidence in India from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Posted By Marine Hasson, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Implications for Small and Growing Businesses: Emerging Evidence in India from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By ANDE India

This issue brief is an addendum to the global COVID-19 issue brief published by ANDE. It summarizes the initial evidence emerging from the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem, including challenges, risks, and needs that have arisen from the community, to help guide the response. The research for this brief was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a joint collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Read the full issue brief.

Tags:  ANDE publication  COVID-19  India 

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Bringing a Gender Lens to Supporting Small and Growing Businesses: Insights from Brazil

Posted By Marine Hasson, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Bringing a Gender Lens to Supporting Small and Growing Businesses: Insights from Brazil

By ANDE Brazil and IDS

The ANDE Brazil chapter and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) created a joint knowledge brief to share lessons and innovations from the Brazilian ecosystem on bringing a gender lens to supporting Brazilian SGBs. It focuses on four key topics to catalyze thought leadership on gender inclusion and investing in Brazil: understanding biases; recognizing gender "intersects" with diversity issues; linking to investors; and attracting and retaining women in entrepreneur support programs.

Read the full brief in English here.

Read the full brief in Portuguese here.

Tags:  ANDE publication  Brazil  gender  Gender Lens Investing  SGBs 

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The Small and Growing Business Sector and the COVID-19 Crisis: Emerging Evidence on Key Risks and Needs

Posted By Anna Santiago, Aspen Institute, Monday, May 18, 2020

The Small and Growing Business Sector and the COVID-19 Crisis: Emerging Evidence on Key Risks and Needs

By ANDE and Dalberg

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. This issue brief summarizes initial evidence regarding the impact of COVID-19 on SGBs and the SGB support sector more broadly in emerging markets. Read the brief, which summarizes current risks, impacts, and needs so that organizations and individuals who support SGBs can ensure more effective interventions.This report was prepared as part of the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy, with generous support from the initiative’s founding partner Mastercard.

 

Read the full issue brief (English).

 

Read the issue brief (Portuguese).

 

Read the June 2020 data addendum (English).

Tags:  ANDE publication  COVID-19 

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Gender Equality in the SGB Sector: ANDE India Issue Brief

Posted By Marine Hasson, Aspen Institute, Friday, March 13, 2020

Gender Equality in the SGB Sector: ANDE India Issue Brief

By ANDE

This issue brief is a part of the series formulated by Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs’ (ANDE) India chapter. It aims to contextualize the findings and strategy outlined in ANDE’s global gender issue brief, for India, and to create a knowledge base connecting our urgent issues and the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector at a regional level. This brief is a starting point for conversations on gender equality and is meant to help shape ANDE India’s strategy for the region.

Read the full issue brief here.

Tags:  ANDE publication  gender  India 

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Best Practice Guide for Impact Investing in Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Mexico

Posted By Natalie Alm, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Best Practice Guide for Impact Investing in Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Mexico

By Thompson Reuters Foundation, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Kaya Impacto, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C., White & Case LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

This guide is a thorough summary of the options for setting up a business in Mexico including the governance clauses and the differences between legal structures. It covers third party investments to raise capitals, and explains the concepts of impact investment, capital instruments and key economic terms.

Read the full report here. 

Tags:  ANDE publication  CAM  impact investing  Mexico  SGBs 

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Fueling Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

Posted By Natalie Alm, Aspen Institute, Thursday, January 2, 2020

Fueling Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets
By ANDE

This report analyzes how twenty different donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) engage with the entrepreneurship and small & growing business (SGB) sector in emerging markets. The goal of this study is to provide an overview of the main channels through which these institutions provide funding to entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses in emerging markets, reveal key statistics around this funding (such as investment size and horizon), highlight trends to look out for over the course of the next few years, and discuss implications for how ANDE should engage with each institution moving forward.

Read the executive summary here.

Read the full report here (ANDE members only).

Tags:  ANDE publication  emerging markets  Entrepreneurship  fundraising 

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Inclusão Financeira na América Latina

Posted By Lauren Weiner, Aspen Institute, Friday, November 1, 2019

Inclusão Financeira na América Latina 
By ANDE

O capítulo andino e o capítulo brasileiro criaram um relatório em conjunto que fornece uma visão geral do setor de inclusão financeira na América Latina, com foco no México e no Brasil. O relatório inclui um infográfico do cenário da inclusão financeira nos dois países, usando fatos e números apresentados ao longo de nossas reuniões e mesas-redondas do Learning Lab de Métricas.

Além disso, o relatório apresenta 3 tópicos relevantes sobre inclusão financeira: produtos e serviços financeiros centrados no usuário, infraestrutura necessária para acesso aos serviços financeiros e educação financeira. Cada tópico oferece uma introdução por especialistas e estudos de caso de diversos projetos na América Latina.

Leia o relatório completo aqui.

Tags:  ANDE publication  Brazil  financial inclusion  Inclusão Financeira  Latin America  Mexico 

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Gender Equality in the SGB Sector

Posted By Lauren Weiner, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Gender Equality in the SGB Sector 
By ANDE

This issue brief, part of a series published by ANDE in 2019, is designed to create a common knowledge base from which the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector can work in the hopes of advancing towards selected development goals.  Based off the assertion that leaving behind half of the world's population would make achieving the SDGs impossible, current literature and sector experience suggest that the SGB sector can contribute to SDG 5 through three categories of action: Promoting investments and support services for women-led SGBs, improving gender-inclusive employment policies, and scaling gender-focused business models through SGBs.

Read the full issue brief here. 

Tags:  ANDE publication  gender  SGB 

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