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CIPE: Economic Inclusion: Leveraging Markets and Entrepreneurship to Extend Opportunity

Posted By Susannah Eastham, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Economic inclusion refers to equality of opportunity for all members of society to participate in the economic life of their country as employers, entrepreneurs, consumers, and citizens. Fostering inclusion through active participation in the market economy involves increasing access to opportunity while generating additional economic growth. Effective strategies for inclusion engage under-represented groups in the design and implementation of policies and programs.

This article from the Center for International Private Enterprise illustrates ways to promote youth entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship and to facilitate the inclusion of informal entrepreneurs in the formal economy.

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Tags:  Economic Growth  Entrepreneurship  Global  Latin America  Middle-East  Poverty  Sector publication  West Africa  Women 

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Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small & Growing Businesses

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, October 17, 2013

Value for Women released a new research report, "Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small and Growing Businesses," detailing the problems of under-investment in women-led small and growing businesses. The report is the culmination of research conducted in collaboration with ANDE, BiD Network, ING Bank Sustainability, and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and was launched at the 2013 ANDE Annual Conference in Glen Cove NY.  To read the full report please click here.

Value for Women
2013

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Tags:  ANDE publication  investment  Sector publication  SGB  women 

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Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Business in the Middle East and North Africa

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Business in the Middle East and North Africa
Vital Voices, IFC and the MENA Businesswomen's Network (MENA BWN)
June 2013 

By surveying 431 women business owners across eight economies in the region, the report examines women business owners' demand for capital, information and training to grow their businesses. Download the report here

Tags:  Access to Finance  business  capital  sector publication  Women 

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Randall Kempner Presentation GEW Nov 2012, Rwanda

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Presentation given by ANDE Executive Director, Randall Kempner, at Global Entrepreneurship Week November 2012. Click here to view.

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Tags:  impact investing  social Entrepreneurship  women  youth 

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Catalyzing growth in the women run small and medium enterprises sector (SMEs)

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Friday, April 13, 2012

Growth WomenCatalysing Growth in Women Run Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

An independent evaluation of the impact of the 10,000 Women program in India by The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Tags:  ICRW  sector publication  SGB  SME  Women 

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - 2010 Women's Report - Kelley, Brush, Greene & Litovsky

Posted By Saurabh Lall, ANDE, Thursday, December 15, 2011
The purpose of the GEM Women’s report is to examine women entrepreneurs around the world. The report seeks to understand differences in the frequency and nature of women’s entrepreneurship, and makes comparisons with men across various societies. Through interviews with more than 90,000 women, GEM discovered over 14,000 women entrepreneurs, studying their motivations for
starting ventures, as well as their ambitions for growth, innovation and expansion into international markets.

The researchers also analyzed societal attitudes about entrepreneurship, paying particular attention to differences in perceptions  among men and women. Furthermore, they explored the impact of the recession on views about starting and growing businesses among women and men entrepreneurs.

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Tags:  Dataset  Entrepreneurship  global  sector publication  women 

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Assessing and Mapping the Global Finance Gap for Women-owned MSMEs

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, December 12, 2011

June 2011

Leaders at the G20 Summit in Seoul endorsed the Financial Inclusion Action Plan and the creation of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. The SME Finance task group of the GPFI has introduced a workstream to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses, which are major bottlenecks to growth and development. This work is building off of the previous MSME finance gap and mapping exercises completed by IFC and McKinsey last year

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Tags:  Development  Entrepreneurship  Global  sector publication  Women 

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Womenonmics - Japan's Hidden Asset

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, December 12, 2011

October 2005

Don’t underestimate the power of the purse. Higher female participation in the workforce can help mitigate some of Japan’s demographic pressures and raise the long-term trend growth rate. Womenomics is likely to become a secular
investment theme, and we identify potential beneficiaries.

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Tags:  Development  Economic Growth  sector publication  Women 

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Survival Guide for the Woman Entrepreneur/Small-Business Owner

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, December 12, 2011


THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

Women-owned businesses (WOBs)—defined as privately held firms in which women own 51 percent or more of the businesses—are increasing at twice the rate of all businesses today, and have done so for nearly three decades. More than 28 percent of all businesses in the United States are owned by women. Only 4.2 percent of this country‘s revenue, however, is generated by women-owned businesses. One probable explanation is that the majority of these businesses are relatively small and have been in business for a relatively short period of time (69 percent began in 2000 or later). Yet, of the estimated 10.5 million women entrepreneurs in the U.S., only three percent have hit one million dollars in revenue.

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Tags:  Entrepreneurship  sector publication  Women 

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Women Are The New Global Growth Engine

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, December 12, 2011

September 2010

Corporate executives take note: In coming decades, the majority of global population growth will occur in countries where gender disparities are greatest and where conservative traditions and customs work against women's rights. Entrenched gender discrimination remains a defining fact of life for most of the world's bottom 2 billion, and that is not only a critical human rights issue but also a pressing economic issue. It causes staggering losses in productivity, economic activity and human capital. Conversely, the empowerment of women--as customers, employees, entrepreneurs and participants in local, regional and global supply chains is akin to stumbling on an enormous emerging market. Indeed a recent Booz & Company study suggests that women represent the "third billion," potentially equivalent to the billion-plus-population markets of India and China. Yet that potential will only be realized if women are better educated, are healthier and more secure and are more enabled by their communities to participate in the global economy.

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Tags:  Development  Economic Growth  sector publication  Women 

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