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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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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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South Africa Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 31, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2015


In October 2014 ANDE South Africa mapped 214 support organisations in the South African entrepreneurial ecosystem to identify the main finance, capacity development and ecosystem support as well as gaps and opportunities. See our interactive infographic here

*Please note: this is a living document and we welcome your feedback. Kindly email Bridget Furyor Lisa van Eck with suggested amendments or additions. 

Tags:  ANDE publication  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  South Africa 

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The Enterprise Development Report

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

This report  frames the landscape of current Enterprise Development strategies in an effort to understand how these strategies are decided and implemented. Sixty Enterprise Development practitioners from the Top 100 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, representing some of South Africa’s largest ED programs, contributed their time and insights to this study. They shared details about all aspects of their companies’ ED strategies and offered rich, thoughtful commentary on their perceptions of Enterprise Development as a tool. To read more, please click here

Impact Amplifier
& NYU Center for Global Affairs 
July 2013 

Tags:  enterprise development  Philanthropy; impact investing  Sector publication  South Africa 

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Strengthening the Ecosystem for Edupreneurs in South Africa: Findings from a Roundtable Discussion

Posted By Susannah Eastham, Aspen Institute, Saturday, August 1, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 31, 2015
In March 2015, the ANDE South Africa chapter brought together just over 30 participants involved in the education entrepreneurship ecosystem including public and private funders, capacity development providers, academics and edupreneurs for a full-day roundtable discussion in Johannesburg to flesh out challenges and opportunities faced by edupreneurs in South Africa and to come up with collaborative actions to strengthen the ecosystem. The discussion, which covered five topics from Access to Finance to Infrastructure and Enabling Technologies, focused on direct instruction models (predominantly Low Fee Private Schools) and EdTech entrepreneurs. Findings and Ideas for Action from the discussion are summarized here.

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Tags:  ecosystem  education  entrepreneurship ecosystems  Sector publication  South Africa 

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Taking the Pulse of Social Enterprise Landscape in Developing and Emerging Economies - A new study by Zeppelin University and Siemens Stiftung

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 28, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For the first time, data that evaluates the ability of social enterprises to meet the basic needs of poor populations is available in a study by Zeppelin University and Siemens Stiftung. 

The study focuses on Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, and South Africa. It examines the dynamics in the public, private, and third sectors, as well as to what extent these influence social enterprise activities. The study includes concrete recommendations on how to increase the contribution of social enterprises to poverty alleviation. 

The report is available for free here. 

Tags:  colombia  kenya  mexico  Research  sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship  south africa 

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Catalyst for Growth Initiative in South Africa

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, November 21, 2013
In February 2012, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation launched the SME Catalyst for Growth (C4G) programme in South Africa to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)in collaboration with three core partners: Dalberg Global Development Advisors (Dalberg), Aurik and Raizcorp. Only one year into the C4G initiative, businesses in the programme have experienced dramatic growth in revenue and number of employees This report provides a one year update of J.P. Morgan’s C4G pilot initiative. Click here to read the full report

Tags:  Sector publication  SGB  SME  South Africa 

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