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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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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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Decent Work and Economic Growth in the SGB Sector

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

Decent Work and Economic Growth 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. This brief explains how SGB support organizations can help achieve SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, through the examination of SGBs as job creators in emerging markets, SGBs as drivers of economic growth in emerging markets, and SGBs and the changing nature of work. 

Read the full report here. 

Tags:  ANDE publication  Job Creation  SGBs 

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Climate and Environmental Action in the SGB Sector

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

Climate and Environmental Action 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. SGBs will have to confront climate and environmental changes such as extreme weather and rapidly depleting natural resources as they affect their customers, operations, and supply chains. In light of these changes, this issue brief lays out the major environmental action topics and strategies for the SGB sector. 

Read the full report here.

Tags:  ANDE publication  environmental impact  sustainability 

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Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Posted By Lauren Weiner, Aspen Institute, Monday, October 14, 2019
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2019

Financial Inclusion in Latin America 
by ANDE

The ANDE CAM and Brazil chapters created a joint report that gives an overview of the financial inclusion sector in Latin America with a focus on Mexico and Brazil. The report includes an infographic of the financial inclusion landscape in both countries, using facts and figures presented throughout our Learning Lab meetings and roundtables.

Additionally, the report presents 3 relevant topics around financial inclusion: user-centered financial products and services, infrastructure needed to access financial services and financial education. Each topic offers an introduction by experts and  case studies of diverse projects in Latin America. 

Read the full report here. 

 

Tags:  ANDE publication  finance 

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​Inclusión Financiera en Latinoamérica

Posted By Lauren Weiner, Aspen Institute, Monday, October 14, 2019
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2019

Inclusión Financiera en Latinoamérica
realizado por ANDE

Los capítulos ANDE CAM y Brasil crearon un informe conjunto que brinda una visión general del sector de inclusión financiera en América Latina con un enfoque en México y Brasil. El informe incluye una infografía del panorama de inclusión financiera en ambos países, utilizando información y cifras presentadas en nuestras reuniones  del Laboratorio de Aprendizaje.

Además, el informe presenta 3 temas relevantes en torno a la inclusión financiera: productos y servicios financieros centrados en el usuario, infraestructura necesaria para acceder a servicios financieros y educación financiera. Cada tema ofrece una introducción de expertos y  casos de estudio de diversos proyectos en América Latina.

 Lee el reporte completo aquí.

Tags:  ANDE publication  finance 

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A Roadmap for the Small and Growing Business (SGB) Sector

Posted By Lauren Weiner, Aspen Institute, Friday, October 4, 2019
Updated: Friday, October 4, 2019

A Roadmap for the Small and Growing Business (SGB) Sector
Prepared by Monitor Deloitte for ANDE

This Roadmap outlines the expected transformations in the sector over the next ten years, and the challenges and opportunities inherent to such change.  ANDE provides high-level strategic direction to sector support organizations through a set of 13 recommendations, which can be summarized by their four overarching pillars: improving access to capital, talent, and markets, and improving the enabling environment.  Monitor Deloitte served as a primary researcher for this Roadmap and consulted ANDE leadership and staff throughout the process.

Read the full document here. 

Tags:  ANDE publication  sector publication  SGBs 

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State of the Small & Growing Business Sector 2018

Posted By Katherine Chen, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

State of the Small & Growing Business Sector 2018
by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Since 2009, ANDE has been tracking the growth and impact of the small and growing business sector in emerging market economies for our annual State of the Sector report. This report examines global trends in support for small and growing businesses through capacity development services, direct private investment, and donor funding, as well as specific trends in the regions covered by each of our eight chapters: the Andes, Brazil, Central America and Mexico, East Africa, East and Southeast Asia, India, South Africa, and West Africa.

Report highlights:

Capacity Development Services

  • GALI data finds that, in the aggregate, accelerators in emerging markets are a good investment.
  • ANDE members providing classroom training almost always bundle this with other types of capacity development services and are highly unlikely to provide this training alone.

SGB Investing

  • In 2018, at least 56 new SGB-inclusive investment vehicles launched, with a median target AUM of US $50 million (the highest median target tracked by ANDE to date).
  • A large majority of ANDE members are actively engaging in gender inclusive activities; however, only 10% actively use a restrictive screen to avoid exposure to SGBs with poor gender diversity records.

Donor Funding

  • This year, ANDE dug deeper into donor funding supporting SGBs in emerging markets and found that multilaterals, bilaterals, and DFIs disbursed $7.4 billion to support SMEs in 2017.
  • Using the OECD’s Creditor Reporting System, ANDE found that gender-related SME donor funding is only a small percentage of all SME-related disbursements.

Regional Insights

In 2018 ANDE added a new chapter in the Andean region of Latin America based out of Bogota, Colombia. Find capacity development, investing, and donor funding insights on this new chapter, as well as ANDE’s 7 other regional chapters, in the regional insights section of the report. 

Read the full report here.

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  impact  sector publication  sgb  sme  Social Entrepreneurship  state 

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Acceleration in Central America

Posted By Katherine Chen, Aspen Institute, Monday, June 3, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 3, 2019

Acceleration in Central America
by Global Accelerator Learning Initiative 

With the support of Citibanamex, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in Central America. This data summary includes information from 812 ventures operating in Central America, contributed by 56 accelerator programs.

Read full report here.

Tags:  2019  accelerators  ANDE publication  CAM  Central America  gali  startup 

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Landscape Mapping for Impact Measurement and Management in South Africa

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Landscape Mapping for Impact Measurement and Management in South Africa 

By Genesis Analytics and Impact Amplifier

 

Through the Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement in Africa, supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) South Africa chapter commissioned Genesis Analytics and Impact Amplifier to conduct research into the impact measurement and management (IMM) landscape in South Africa. Mixed research methods were used to engage investors, intermediaries and investees in South Africa. The infographic presents key findings in an interactive format, accompanied by supplementary guide. These publications explore the current IMM landscape in South Africa, why and how impact is measured, the benefits and challenges of measurement and management, and how the data is used and reported. Through this publication, the authors and funders of this study aim to catalyse conversations and action, towards strengthening IMM practices in South Africa.

Click here for the supplementary guide

Click here for the infographic

Tags:  2019  ANDE publication  impact evaluation  metrics  Metrics and Research  sector publication 

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