Within this COVID-19 crisis context, social impact organizations are scrambling to adjust their internal operations, continue fundraising and adapt their programming. The resulting changes will affect these organizations on practically every level – and impact measurement and management (IMM) is no exception. Matthew Guttentag and Mallory St Claire discuss the importance of IMM during this pandemic. They also suggest a few changes organizations can consider, and resources to help them make these adjustments.
The COVID-19 crisis is threatening small and growing businesses in low-income nations and the capacity development organizations (CDOs) they depend upon. ANDE's Matthew Guttentag and Dalberg's Kusi Hornberger, Mark Pedersen and Alekhya Sure offer up three categories of actions funders should consider to help CDOs overcome their financial challenges.
Like social enterprises, technical assistance providers are struggling amid COVID, but they have few or no new options for support. That can hurt fledgling entrepreneurs and put impact deals in emerging markets at risk. ANDE’s Matthew Guttentag and Dalberg’s Mark Pedersen offer up three actions investors can take to shore up these critical service providers.
Randall Kempner and CIPE’s Director of Knowledge Management, Kim Bettcher, discuss ANDE’s strategy over the past decade since its founding in 2009, and what its new strategy will be in the next decade.
As the organization celebrates its 10-year anniversary with about 300 members representing some 150 countries, Scott Anderson and Randall Kempner discuss where ANDE is going, how it plans to get there, and what that will ultimately mean for entrepreneurs around the world looking to lead more profitably empowered lives.
Mark Horoszowski details ANDE's new report with the IGC on what works to support small and growing businesses, citing that the report provides some compelling data, suggesting that investments in people might be the best investments when it comes to creating jobs.
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.
Entrepreneur support programs are popular among donors, but many fail to incorporate rigorous research on the most effective ways to help businesses grow. Insights from current academic literature can help improve program design.
ANDE recently launched the entrepreneurial ecosystem snapshots of Ibadan and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. These reports expand on the study of the entrepreneurial landscape of Nigeria, of which Abuja and Lagos snapshots have been previously launched.
Starting a business anywhere is difficult, but an emerging market faces unique and particularly challenging hurdles. Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country in the world, but common difficulties such as funding and finding talent keep businesses from becoming sustainable. Listen to this podcast to learn more about ANDE's Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative.