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New Report: The State of the Small and Growing Businesses Sector

Since ANDE’s founding in 2009 we have seen much progress in the development of the SGB sector, made up of organizations that support entrepreneurs in emerging markets.   In 2014, more than 200 members were operating in more than 150 countries, and collectively had supported nearly 350,000 entrepreneurs.  Read about their efforts and some of the challenges that we believe the sector needs to address such as how to recruit and retain talent, improve entrepreneurial acceleration, and increase donor support to fulfill development goals. 

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In the State of the Sector report, talent development is cited as one of the major obstacles holding entrepreneurs in emerging markets back. Assembling high quality leadership teams is not easy for SGBs. In a recent article published in the Financial Times, ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, explores the issue in more detail. . 


Traditional donors are turning to the private sector to achieve development goals, but as discussed in the State of the Sector report, a disproportionately small amount of funding goes to support entrepreneurship. Randall Kempner and Kate McElligott discuss current statistics and trends further in this Stanford Social Innovation Review article. 


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