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2019 Metrics from the Ground Up
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Join ANDE in Mérida, Mexico this February for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets.

2/18/2019 to 2/19/2019
When: Monday, February 18, 2019 - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Where: Fiesta Americana Mérida
Paseo de Montejo 451
Mérida, Yuc. 97000
Contact: Danielle Snowden
(202) 464-4306

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 Metrics from the Ground Up 2019

Registration for the 2019 Metrics from the Ground Up is now closed. View the conference agenda in English and in Spanish!

ANDE is excited to present the 11th Edition of Metrics from the Ground Up.  This two-day event brings together leading practitioners in the SGB sector with research and evaluation experts to share insights and address common challenges in impact measurement. 

In 2009, ANDE hosted the first Metrics from the Ground Up conference in partnership with Grassroots Business Fund. The goal was to have an open and frank discussion about current tools and approaches in the field of impact measurement, and to leave with a better understanding of how to apply these tools in an effective way. 


The theme of this year's conference is Impact Measurement with a Gender Lens.  A growing theme in the impact measurement space around the world is that of where gender fits in this practice, and what has been done to incorporate equality in this measurement.

As we’ve seen around the world, there has been a shift towards improving the levels of gender equality which has manifested in many ways—increased investment in women-owned businesses, improving the circumstances to allow more women to participate in the economy, among others. Now, there is a need to understand how these actions have affected gender equality. We hope to leverage this Metrics Conference to better understand the challenges of impact measurement and gender, not only in Mexico but throughout the contexts in which ANDE members operate.


We are building an agenda that is focused on interactive sessions designed to surface expertise and experience in the room.  Sessions include a mix of technical dives into specific tools or methods, and discussions of field-level challenges and solutions. Review the agenda for a sense of what is in store.

For individuals, the agenda will create opportunities for you to see others’ approaches and share your own, provide actionable information, and Inspire you to push measurement forward at their organizations. For the field, the agenda will provide a platform to disseminate multiple field-building initiatives, and create collective solutions to common challenges. 

Why attend?  

“I feel like I've found a kindred group of highly intelligent, driven individuals who care deeply about measuring the impact of the work of not only their own organizations but of the sector at-large.”

Intimate Conversations. With a max of 100 participants all grappling with questions of impact assessment, conversations are focused, intimate, and fun.

Practical. We move conversations beyond theory to demonstrate real examples of what works (and what doesn’t work).  

Transparent and Open. We ask that all participants come prepared not just to learn, but to share their expertise.

Want to learn more about the attendees? Take a look at the speaker bios

Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted at the Fiesta Americana Mérida in Mérida, Mexico. Its convenient location allows you to reach Mérida International Airport in 25 minutes and seven minutes from downtown Mérida. Take a look at our travel guide

Welcome Reception

Come join ANDE members and friends, along with Metrics from the Ground Up participants from around the world, for a networking reception on Sunday, February 17! Register here. 

Conference Fees

Early Bird
(November 2 -
December 3)

(December 4 -
February 1)

ANDE Member

$200 USD

$250 USD
ANDE Members attending the FLII* - 25% off discount $150 USD $187.50 USD


$450 USD

$525 USD
 Non-Member attending the FLII* 25% off discount $337.50 USD  $393.75 USD 

*We are offering a discount for all attendees that plan to attend the Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto (FLII). Please email your registration confirmation to to access this discount. 

Important Notes on Payment

You will be asked for credit card information in order to complete your registration. 

Registration is non-refundable.

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