ANDE is featured in an article by Alice Korngold about the potential for business to solve poverty. The article recaps some of the great points made during the expert panel at ANDE's Annual Conference. The panel featured Jacqueline Novgratz, Paul Polak, and Paul Basil.
The world needs jobs—and small, early-stage businesses in developing countries have the potential to create them. Yet, emerging market startups struggle with the same challenges as larger, more established firms. Randall Kempner writes about the obstacles for small and growing businesses - or SGBs as we like to refer to them - in the Wall Street Journal.
After tremendous progress in standardizing language and platforms for shared measurement over the past five years, have we reached a plateau? As a group of organizations with the shared mission of supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) in low- and middle-income countries, we have agreed on common terms for measurement, aggregated our data, and started to demonstrate our collective scale and reach. So where do we take metrics from here?
Stanford Social Innovation Review published an article about ANDE, lauding its "impressive trajectory."
In an article in Business Week, John Tozzi discusses Impact Investing, and quotes ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner.
Andrew Aylward writes about ANDE in the Wall Street Journal, quoting ANDE's Executive Director Randall Kempner.
Randall Kempner writes about lessons from microfinance in the Harvard Business Review blog.
Nicole Wallace writes about the challenges that small and growing businesses face in developing countries, and the organizations that are working to help these businesses as a way of improving the standard of living for local residents, including ANDE.
Tiny startups in developing countries have a savior in microfinancing organizations like Kiva, but what about the small- to medium-sized businesses that don't qualify for microloans? These businesses, commonly called "the missing middle," have between 10 and 300 employees and usually seek between $20,000 and $2 million. They are the backbone of economic growth in developing nations, but are tragically undersupported. Ariel Schwartz writes about how ANDE and its members are trying to fill this gap.