Aspen Institute Publications

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Growth and Opportunity: The Landscape of Organizations that Support Small and Growing Businesses in the Developing World

Monitor Deloitte - ANDE
September 30, 2013

Commissioned by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) as part of its own strategic planning process, this study maps the landscape of the SGB sector, and in so doing, determines both the challenges facing SGB intermediaries and how ANDE and other organizations should support the field in addressing these challenges. 

ANDE Case Study: WEConnect International, Fidenza Disegno, S.A., and Walmart

September 26, 2013

ANDE members WEconnect International, Walmart, and USAID worked together to help integrate women owned SGBs into global supply chains. This case study looks at how  WeConnect International helped one entrepreneur in Peru, Milagros Johanson, owner of the jewelry company Fidenza Disegno. S.A., get certified as women-owned and leverage this certification to build a lasting relationship with the world’...

Case Study: Honey Care Africa, Open Capital Advisors, Root Capital, Lundin Foundation, Grameen Foundation

September 26, 2013

In 2012, Honey Care Africa was one of many small and growing businesses that could be ready to scale its impact, if it had access to the support it needed. To address this challenge, Honey Care worked with several ANDE members to refine its business strategy and access financing. Open Capital Advisors supported management to become more sustainable and investment ready, and the Lundin Foundation, Root...

Scaling through Distance Learning

September 23, 2013

Compelled by the drive to serve larger numbers of aspiring entrepreneurs in a tightening funding environment, many organizations are looking more closely at distance learning -- but challenges abound.  This case study profiles the experiences and lessons WESST has learned from its experience developing distance learning services to serve entrepreneurs across New Mexico.


The Economic Value of National Service

September 20, 2013

This study reveals findings on the economic value and compelling return on investment for national service.

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: A Transition Guide for School-level Leaders

September 19, 2013

Developed in partnership with Education First, Insight Education Group, Student Achievement Partners, and Targeted Leadership Consulting, this implementation guide is intended for use as a reference and an action-planning springboard for school...

Implementing the Common Core: The Role of Instructional Leadership Teams(ILTs) and Looking at Student Work (LASW)

September 19, 2013

This professional learning module is designed to assist teachers, schools, and districts implementing the Common Core in understanding how to better leverage collaborative, instructional leadership teams (ILTs) and how to examine data by looking...

Tools for Teachers: Engaging in Academic Writing

September 19, 2013

This fourth installment in the Tools for Teachers series of open professional learning resources delves into the role of academic writing in the Common Core. Designed to meet the needs of teachers, schools, and districts working to make the key instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, educators studying this module will…

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Research Brief: What does the science say about athletic development in children?

September 11, 2013

Aspen Institute Project Play Initiative releases research brief: What Do We Know about Early Childhood Development?

The purpose of this research brief is to review the most relevant and important literature on the topic of developing children as athletes. This brief is organized around five prevailing questions regarding early specialization and the role of practice...