Entrepreneurship is growing in South Africa. On the heels of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Zipho Sikhakhane writes about how levels of entrepreneurship has increased, while pointing out the challenges that remain, based on the latest entrepreneurial ecosystem map that ANDE's South Africa regional chapter just released.
Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in East Africa, while startups often have trouble filling all their open positions that will help them scale up their business. Mary Mwangi and Kate McElligott share how ANDE members are helping solve these challenges.
The impact investing landscape in Brazil has evolved significantly in the past several years. Two ANDE staff members based in Brazil, Rebeca Rocha and Rob Parkinson, write about the top five things you need to know to understand the evolution of the industry.
Hundreds of accelerators—intensive, short term programs that speed up the development of early stage ventures to succeed, or fail—have emerged around the world. While the concept began in Silicon Valley, international development funders have seen the model as a way to drive growth in emerging markets as well. Genevieve Edens, ANDE's Director of Research and Impact, shares a sneak peek of new data that compares accelerator data in emerging markets and in developed countries.
Access to clean water and sanitation has enormous health and development implications, especially in urban slums. ANDE's India Regional Chapter Program Coordinator, Devyani Singh, writes about increasingly viable business solutions to address the sanitation crisis in India, and how these solutions are essential to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the host of two historic UN summits on sustainable development in the past 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Brazil is actively engaged in testing innovative approaches to reach the sustainable development goals. Rob Parkinson, a consultant for the ANDE in Brazil, writes about how local and global efforts to support small and growing businesses in Brazil are having an impact.
A British Council report says that a majority of social enterprises in India are focused on skill development, followed by education. Moyna Manku highlights the key findings of this report, conducted in partnership with the British Council, Ennovent, and ANDE.
260 member organizations, based in 35 countries, working in emerging-market economies around the world with a single shared mission: spur entrepreneurship to help the poor. Kate McElligott, ANDE’s Director of Strategic Development writes about how ANDE moved from idea to reality, and the impact members are having individually and collectively.
In the first of a series on the sustainable development goals, Randall Kempner advises global leaders not to discount small businesses in the march towards the global goals.
On the 121st episode of Aidpreneur's Terms of Reference podcast, Stephen Ladek interviews Randall Kempner, ANDE's Executive Director about ANDE, impact investing, and the future of entrepreneurship.