By ANDE
Skoll

Non-governmental organizations have a unique role to play in supporting enterprises in frontier markets. Several ANDE members are actually part of an impact investing network that ANDE and InsideNGO support to help NGOs address the key skill gaps that social enterprises experience in emerging makets.

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By ANDE
ImpactAlpha

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.

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By ANDE
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Women co-run businesses are outperforming their male-only counterparts, but not enough investors are betting on them. Here’s what we can do to support representative entrepreneurial ecosystems and how an India-based investor is pointing the way, according to ANDE's Senior Program Coordinator in India, Devyani Singh.

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Villgro Philippines inspires, funds, and nurtures entrepreneurs who are addressing the most urgent social and environmental issues through innovative market-based models. As an early-stage impact incubator, Villgro specializes in four key sectors, including agriculture, healthcare, education, and climate. Recently, Villgro launched WE Rise, an accelerator focused on addressing the needs of women entrepreneurs and bridging the funding gap with flexible financing solutions.

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By ANDE
Porvir

This article, on a Brazilian site dedicated to innovation and education in Brazil, discusses a recent report that ANDE published with the support of SAP: "Education for the 22nd Century." It discusses the major findings and recommendations, and focuses on the Brazilian context.

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By ANDE
GIFE

This article (in Portuguese) discusses a presentation and discussion that ANDE Executive Director Randall Kempner led in Brazil on philanthropic capital and private and social investment. ANDE member ICE also wrote up a summary of the event.

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By ANDE
Aspen Ideas

In May, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs announced that its new Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund will offer grants to eight organizations. With support from the US Agency for International Development and the Visa Foundation, the $1.2 million fund will target the finance gap for women-led small and growing businesses in South and Southeast Asia.

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By ANDE
Devex Impact

Social enterprises the world over are bursting at the seams with innovations to tackle poverty and promote social good, but precisely how to measure the impact of their initiatives remains a recurring question. Naki B. Mendoza explores this issue in the context of ANDE's annual conference on metrics and impact measurement in Washington, DC.

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By ANDE
Financial Times

ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, writes about what needs to change in Silicon Valley in order to truly support entrepreneurs in emerging market countries to no only create sustainable enterprises, but to also tackle the Sustainable Development Goals.

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By ANDE
Sunday Times

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.

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As Publisher

"Este documento é um guia estratégico desenvolvido pela Argidius Foundation e Dalberg Advisors para apoiar organizações de apoio a empreendedores (Business Development Services ou BDS na sigla em ingês) para a adoção efetiva de práticas e ferramentas digitais. O guia explora as práticas e oportunidades atuais em todo o setor para orientar organizações de apoio a empreendedores sobre o uso de tecnologias digitais para prestar serviços aos empreendedores de forma eficaz e inclusiva."

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"El Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report señala que, entre los países latinoamericanos, en Guatemala es particularmente común que se perciba el emprendimiento como una buena oportunidad para generar ingresos, y que “cuentan con el conocimiento, las habilidades y la experiencia necesarias para empezar un negocio, además de tener la menor proporción de temor al fracaso.” Sin embargo, no es claro qué tan prevalentes son estas
percepciones en áreas urbanas en comparación con áreas rurales."

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"As the rural population continues to decline and the country’s economic landscape continues to evolve, it is important to understand how these shifts affect one of the backbones of employment and economic activity in the region – rural entrepreneurs. This report aims to take stock of the current support mechanisms directed toward entrepreneurs in rural areas in El Salvador. The following sections offer insights based on data collected from organizations that support entrepreneurs in rural areas of the country"

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"A medida que la población rural sigue disminuyendo y el panorama económico del país sigue evolucionando, es importante entender cómo estos cambios afectan a uno de los pilares del empleo y a la actividad económica en la región: las y los emprendedores rurales. Este reporte busca examinar los actuales mecanismos de apoyo dirigidos a las y los emprendedores de las zonas rurales de El Salvador. Las siguientes secciones ofrecen perspectivas basadas en información obtenida de organizaciones que apoyan a las y los emprendedores en zonas rurales del país."

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"Entrepreneurship is often touted as a solution to many economic and social development challenges that developing countries face. While Honduras lags in some key areas, including entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities, and aspirations, there is a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem developing to help existing MSMEs thrive and support the development of new ventures. This report aims to take stock of the current support mechanisms directed toward entrepreneurs in rural areas in Honduras. The following sections offer insights based on data collected from organizations that support entrepreneurs in rural areas of the country."

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"El emprendimiento se ha visto como una solución para muchos de los desafíos económicos y de desarrollo social que enfrentan los países en desarrollo. Mientras Honduras se queda atrás en algunas áreas clave, incluyendo actitudes, habilidades y aspiraciones de emprendimiento, se está desarrollando ecosistema emprendedor dinámico para ayudar a crecer a las MiPyMes existentes y apoyar el surgimiento de nuevas empresas. Este reporte busca hacer una evaluación de los mecanismos de apoyo actuales dirigidos a las y los emprendedores en zonas rurales en Honduras. Las siguientes secciones ofrecen perspectivas basadas en datos recopilados de organizaciones que apoyan a las y los emprendedores en zonas rurales del país.

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"According to a recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, among Latin American countries Guatemalans are particularly likely to view entrepreneurship as a good opportunity to generate income. This report also states that the adult population in Guatemala has the right mix of knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to start a business and that few express fear of failure as an impediment to starting a business, relative to individuals in other countries in the region."

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