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We recently proposed a vision for how we think measurement needs to develop in the entrepreneurial support sector. We believe that organizations that support small and growing businesses (SGBs) should start thinking of measurement as a potential source of value creation, rather than simply a mechanism for accountability.

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. Actually it’s the same, but worse—the obstacles are even more pronounced for small and growing businesses—or SGBs as we like to refer to them.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) today released its fifth “State of the SGB Sector” report and the theme of the 2013 analysis differs from its predecessors in one telling way.

After tremendous progress in standardizing language and platforms for shared measurement over the past five years, have we reached a plateau?

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Through a collaborative effort, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Brazil Chapter set out to explore the issue of affordable housing at the base of the pyramid in Brazil, one of the most rapidly urbanising countries in Latin America, where more than 50 million people have inadequate housing.

In this blog post in the Huffington Post, ANDE Executive Director Randall Kempner  discusses the need for mentorship for emerging market startups. For more information, please click here.  

'Dream to Destination (D2D)’ - A Women Entrepreneur Development Program launched by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) aims at helping women entrepreneurs achieve their business goals, especially in terms of fundability, scalability and revenue growth. The program aims to assist 100 high-potential women entrepreneurs across 5 cities.

One of the main challenges of development cooperation remains on how to fuel economic growth in an inclusive, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, in order to deliver maximum benefits for current and future generations. UNCDF’s approach, within its unique financial mandate, comes two-folded.

ANDE’s Executive Director, Randall Kempner is mentioned in  MYC4’s recent post discussing  the barriers to finance that many entrepreneurs in the developing world face. The article highlights the need to work collaboratively and the benefits of building strong teams. To read the full post, please click here

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