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Reflections and highlights about ANDE’s work and the SGB sector more broadly, including member spotlights, event recaps, and more.

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May 25, 2022

Read ANDE's break-down of recent IPCC reports to find out why SGB's should be at the center of the global fight against climate change.

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April 14, 2022

Project Kirana is currently training 3,000 women shop owners and managers in the cities of Lucknow and Kanpur, working to optimize business operations and leverage digital and financial tools to improve decision-making, personal agency, and revenue. 

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March 4, 2022

ANDE spoke with GameChanger Law Advisors (GLA) founder Amrut Joshi to discuss how GLA is ensuring that good corporate governance standards remain at the forefront of the agenda of boardrooms all over the world, helping those companies contribute to sustainable development in the geographies in which they work.

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March 3, 2022

A conversation with ANDE’s Membership and Programs team on recent changes within ANDE’s membership and grantmaking processes to make them more equitable and accessible for smaller organizations based in the developing countries in which we work.

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March 2, 2022

ANDE is analyzing the promising project data from AWEF Asia projects, which concluded at the end of 2021. One of the early key learnings is that women entrepreneurs who participated in AWEF Asia funded programs reported increased confidence, self-efficacy, financial and investment literacy, and ability to critically evaluate potential investment and financing options.

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March 2, 2022

ANDE spoke to Jona Resphiti of MIT-D-Lab about the organization’s ANDE-funded project under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund to better prepare female founders seeking capital and support investors in bringing more inclusivity to their practices, including impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the project in India and an upcoming simulation of what it’s like to be a female founder trying to raise $5 million.

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March 2, 2022

ANDE spoke to Diep Hong Ngo of the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Vietnam about the organization’s ANDE-funded project under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund to address the gap in seed and early-stage funding for women-led businesses in Vietnam by increasing market opportunities in the angel investing ecosystem.

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February 18, 2022

The burden of red tape is, of course, felt disproportionately by small businesses. Now more than ever, there is a strong need for more action-oriented public-private dialogues, partnerships, advocacy, and knowledge sharing to continue to reduce red tape and ensure the success of these small businesses that are the lifeblood of our economies.

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January 26, 2022

ANDE’s Digitalization Learning Labs are a series of convenings that aim to support the digital transformation of the SGB sector by exchanging knowledge among ANDE members and evaluating their needs. This document is divided into the three modules of the Learning Lab sessions that were carried out by ANDE chapters. Each includes the purpose of the stage, the diverse methodologies that support digital transformation, and reflections on how and why to use them, based on the experience of three ANDE members.

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December 3, 2021

Anza was founded eleven years ago on the belief that innovators will transform Tanzania. With core programming focusing on capacity building, access to capital, and connecting communities, Anza recognizes the positive and significant impact that SGBs have and will have on Tanzania’s economy.

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November 30, 2021

We're exploring how ANDE members in East and Southeast Asia navigate through the digital world in our new video series ‘Exploring Digitalization Journeys.’

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November 10, 2021

We featured ANDE members and their entrepreneurs in our communications series ‘Exploring Digitalization Journeys’. This blog meets entrepreneurs of Mercy Corps Indonesia, an international non-profit organization founded in 1979 that has helped people in vulnerable areas; 42 countries and has helped more than 19 million people improve their quality of life.

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