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Request for Proposals for the Advancing Women's Empowerment Fund

The ANDE Gender Equality Initiative, launched at the 2019 Annual Conference, is a partnership with USAID and the Visa Foundation to support women entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Under this initiative, applications are now open for the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund, which aims to tackle the financing gap for women-led SGBs in South and Southeast Asia through $1.2 million in total funding over two years. Proposals for grants up to $150,000 are due by January 8. Learn more about the requirements and timeline, and join one of our informational webinars here

ANDE and Argidius Foundation announce the winner of the ANDE Argidius Talent Challenge

At the 2019 ANDE Annual Conference, the Amani Institute was named inaugural winner of the Argidius-ANDE Talent Challenge, which both identifies highly promising solutions to human capital constraints in key emerging markets worldwide and provides seed funding to scale these models. The challenge will allow Amani to continue developing the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact (ALMI) program—which trains middle and senior managers at SGBs—in East Africa, where the program piloted, and to expand their efforts to India and Brazil.

ANDE Turns 10!

Since 2009, ANDE has been committed to building a global community of organizations that work to support entrepreneurs and SGBs in emerging markets. We have grown from 34 founding organizations into a global network of 300 collaborative, innovative, and determined members. In honor of our tenth anniversary, we’ve put together a video that highlights our mission, accomplishments and lays out our refreshed strategy for the next few years. With gratitude to our founders, members, funders, and other supporters, we invite you to take a look! Watch the video here.

The Strategy for ANDE's Next Decade 

Over the past year, ANDE undertook a comprehensive strategy review process and has developed an updated strategy to carry us into our second decade. The new strategy builds upon ANDE’s core competencies and aligns with key international development goals. Read more here.

ANDE Issue Briefs are now available! 

This series of three issue briefs, published by ANDE in 2019 as part of our new strategy, is designed to create a common knowledge base that the SGB sector can use as a foundation to advance towards selected development goals. Each brief highlights how SGBs can play a critical role in this progress. Read them here.

New from GALI: Online Benchmarking Tool for Accelerator Programs

The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) released a beta version of a new online tool for accelerators. Program managers are invited to use the site to develop their data collection plans, align survey questions with GALI’s methodology, and benchmark their ventures’ performance against GALI’s global dataset of ventures that applied to over 175 programs worldwide. The GALI team welcomes feedback from users.

Welcome to ANDE's Newest Members!


The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.