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SPARK's "Opportunities and Challenges to SME Development in Conflict Affected States"

Posted By Susannah Eastham, Aspen Institute, Thursday, August 14, 2014

The SPARK tracer survey on ‘Opportunities and Challenges to SME Development in Conflict Affected States’ was conducted in the summer of 2013 among 900 entrepreneurs in 9 countries. The survey was conducted in order to learn more about the effectiveness of SPARK’s small and medium enterprise interventions.

Two main findings of the survey show that existing businesses are better at creating jobs than start-ups and that young people create fewer jobs on average than other businesses. The survey also identifies 5 important business barriers experienced by the participating entrepreneurs.

Please read the attached survey for further details

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Tags:  conflict affected states  entrepreneurship  job creation  Sector publication  SMEs  youth 

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Micro-Markets Analysis of Clean Energy Access in India

Posted By Susannah Eastham, Aspen Institute, Thursday, July 31, 2014
Please find the attached report for further details on this analysis from Regain Paradiso

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Tags:  energy  India  sector publication 

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Latin American Entrepreneurs: Many Firms but Little Innovation

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, December 19, 2013

This report, published by the Word Bank, details the current state of entrepreneurship in Latin America and identifies salient trends and challenges in the field. The report outlines what needs to happen in order to create an enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurs in Latin America

The World Bank
December 2013

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Tags:  entrepreneurship  latin america  Sector publication  SGBs 

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MSME: The opportunity knocks

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, December 19, 2013

Varhad Capital's research team has worked for more than six months to understand the Government of India’s new Public Procurement Policy and its likely impact on the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise sector

The Varhad Group
December 2013
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Tags:  entrepreneurship  India  Sector Publication  SGB  SME 

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Banking on Growth: U.S. Support for Small and Medium Enterprises in Least- Developed Countries

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, December 19, 2013
This policy memo from the Council on Foreign Relations outlines policy recommendations on how the US can better support Small and Medium Enterprises in least developed countries. 

Council on Foreign Relations
December 2013

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Tags:  development  Sector publication  SGB  SME 

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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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Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Success

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, November 19, 2013


This special report from the Center for International Private Enterprise, Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Success, highlights the crucial environmental dimension of entrepreneurship ecosystems. Improving the conditions for entrepreneurship and leveling the playing field goes beyond the effort to help promising entrepreneurs. It expands the pool of potential entrepreneurs, builds incentives for entrepreneurship, eases the costs of doing business, and generates healthy competition. Policy and regulatory reforms should be integrated with comprehensive services to educate, finance, advise, and encourage entrepreneurs. Read more here

Center for International Private Enterprise

November 2013

Tags:  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurship ecosystems  environment  Sector Publication 

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Impact Investing 2.0

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Friday, November 8, 2013

With lead funding from the Omidyar Network, InSight at Pacific Community Ventures, CASE at Duke and ImpactAssets have been working for over two years to examine the practices of 12 outstanding impact investing funds, culled from an initial list of 350. On November 7, at the World Economic Forum in New York, the new report Impact Investing 2.0 was released. The funds represent over $1.3 billion of assets; a rich and diverse cross-section of the field that, taken together, proves that concurrently delivering significant social impacts and financial returns that meet or exceed investor expectations is not only possible, but is being done at significant scale. For more information, please click here

Impact Investing 2.0
October, 2013 

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Tags:  finance  impact investing  sector publication  social impact 

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Being the Change: Inspiring the Next Generation of Inclusive Business Entrepreneurs Impacting the Base of the Pyramid

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Friday, October 18, 2013


Being the Change: Inspiring the Next Generation of Inclusive Business Entrepreneurs Impacting the Base of the Pyramid highlights the personal stories of the leaders of some of IFC’s inclusive business clients. These clients have developed innovative and successful business models that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods for poor people, while generating strong financial returns - read more here

IFC
October, 2013

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Tags:  business models  Entrepreneurship  innovation  sector publication 

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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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