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Fueling Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

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

Fueling Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

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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Nutritious Food Foresight

Posted By Katherine Chen, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Nutritious Food Foresight
by Gurnimrat Sidhu, Chase Keenan and Angela R. Hansen

Global Knowledge Initiative is building momentum around this foresight study conducted on food system innovations having the potential to advance near-term nutrition outcomes. These innovations improve access to nutritious foods by introducing local market efficiencies within key resource constraints experienced in emerging markets. In addition to this nutrition lens, GKI is beginning to think about food system innovation as it affects all SDGs through connections to the biosphere, economy, and society alike.

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Tags:  emerging markets  food  food systems  innovation  nutrition  SDGs 

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Impact investing and beyond: mapping support to social enterprises in emerging markets

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This full report and corresponding executive summary explores the range of support to social enterprises in emerging markets.

There is a lot of excitement about the potential for social enterprise to deliver innovative solutions to development problems, and anecdotal evidence indicates that there is increasing support to social enterprises in emerging markets. This support is coming from a wide range of actors including donors, commercial banks, foundations, investment funds, and NGOs. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data on the scale and range of support. Having such data could allow investments to target underrepresented geographies and sectors and help establish opportunities, overcome gaps and identify the need for more detailed research and analysis.

Tags:  access to finance  emerging markets  impact investing  sector publication  social enterprise 

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Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship Development based on Good Practice Programmes: Some Experiences from the North to the South

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


The purpose of this paper is to examine women’s entrepreneurship support programmes in the context of developed countries in order to formulate recommendations for their replicability in developing countries. The focus is on good practice, and the programmes reviewed in the paper were selected based on a combination of performance criteria and their potential for replicability. The performance criteria used were: outreach/scale, effectiveness, cost efficiency, impact and sustainability.

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Tags:  emerging markets  Entrepreneurship  sector publication  Women 

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