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SGB Evidence Fund


The Small and Growing Business (SGB) Evidence Fund, a joint effort of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), supports collaborations between researchers and practitioners to understand the most effective ways to support SGBs and the economic and social impact of SGB growth. 

In 2018, ANDE and IGC synthesized the academic research related to SGB growth and developed a research agenda that outlines the main gaps in the existing evidence. Now, with the generous support of the Argidius Foundation, this fund will support practitioner-researcher collaborations that rigorously tackle these gaps. The resulting evidence will help inform thinking and practice of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and funders on the most effective ways to support SGBs.

Winners have been selected for the first round of proposals. The second round of the call for proposals closed on March 29, 2020, and proposals are currently under review. See useful resources, including guidelines, templates, FAQs, and a recording of the informational webinar, here.