The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) presents the second report on Central America from the Global Acceleration Learning Initiative (GALI). It explores startup data as well as qualitative findings on accelerators and investors.
ANDE interviews Gracia Barahona, Executive Director of the Ecobanking Project of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School, on women as the engines of economic recovery.
El capítulo CAM trabaja para crear un ecosistema de emprendimiento próspero en la región, que promueva a las pequeñas empresas en crecimiento (PEC). El capítulo aprovecha las conexiones globales de ANDE para fortalecer la red local, fomentar relaciones más sólidas y fomentar la colaboración entre los miembros y otros actores locales. El capítulo se centra en el desarrollo de proyectos de investigación locales, desarrollo de capacidad en organizaciones, cataliza oportunidades de colaboración y crea espacios para compartir conocimientos a través de talleres, eventos de aprendizaje entre pares, mesas redondas y otros eventos.
The CAM chapter works to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. The chapter leverages ANDE’s global connections to strengthen the local network, foster stronger relationships, and encourage collaboration among members and other local actors. The chapter focuses on developing local research projects, building local capacity, catalyzing collaboration opportunities, and creating knowledge sharing spaces through workshops, peer learning events, roundtables, and other events.
Value for Women and ANDE, supported by the Walmart Foundation, embark on 7 technical assistance projects in Central America, Mexico, and South Africa.
"Impact Investing in Latin America: Trends 2018-2019" provides a snapshot of the impact investing sector in Latin America over the past two years, with particular focus on Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.
Latin America has been making global headlines, though often for negative reasons. But, there’s another development that’s been building up under the radar: the growth of impact investing in the region. ANDE recently launched the second edition of "The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America," in association with LAVCA, which explores trends and insights.
Investors cast aside economic growth concerns and deployed $1.4 billion into Latin American impact investments in 2016 and 2017. This is according to data compiled by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America.
Move over Mexico, Peru is now the top destination in Latin America for impact investment capital. Impact investors invested a total of $1.4 billion in Latin America in 2016 and 2017. The uptick from the previous two-year period was driven by a doubling (from a small base) of capital from homegrown investors.
In this podcast episode, Disruptivo speaks with ANDE’s partners at Emory University about the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), which is evaluating whether or not accelerators have a positive impact on businesses that go through these programs. This episode is in a mix of Spanish and English.