Last year, the pandemic made the ability to shift operations online even more pressing, and often a matter of business survival. Digitalization is crucial to provide support to entrepreneurs globally through training, mentorship, networking opportunities and other services.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) releases new research on organizations that promote entrepreneurship and support rural MSMEs. Each snapshot provides local data on available services and most needed support, with additional insights regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IREX is a nonprofit organization committed to global development and education, focusing on people and communities since 1968. IREX bridges geopolitical divides by fostering the exchange of scholars, teachers, students, and ideas. ANDE spoke with Senior Program Officer Jennifer Fox to learn more about IREX and its Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI).
The Aavishkaar Group is a global pioneer in taking an entrepreneurship-based approach towards development. The Group is focused on developing the impact ecosystem in the continents of Asia and Africa. Aavishkaar Group manages assets in excess of USD 1 Billion across Equity and Credit, with 6,000+ employees present across India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya.
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.
Women entrepreneurs deserve equitable access to financial and technical support so they can bring climate innovations to market. Here's how ANDE is supporting the women delivering climate solutions at local and global levels.
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.
The story of climate change is often a story of disappointment and despair. But what if the future is not so bleak?
The COVID-9 pandemic accelerated a worldwide trend toward digitizing business advisory, coaching, training, and technical assistance services for small and growing businesses (SGBs). A recent ANDE survey of 30 enterprise support providers found the average share of digital services jumped from 24 percent pre-pandemic to 72 percent at the end of 2020.