A research agenda for the small and growing business sector: Summarising the current evidence and research needs

Publication Firms, Entrepreneurship and SGB Evidence Fund

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the IGC released the report A Research Agenda for the SGB Sector in November 2018. Hundreds, if not thousands, of programmes exist to help drive business growth in emerging markets. But what does the evidence actually tell us about whether these programmes help businesses grow? And what can practitioners learn from this evidence to design more effective interventions? This knowledge synthesis summarises the current evidence, identifies gaps in the academic research, and proposes a practitioner-oriented research agenda for the sector.

You can access the full synthesis paper Addressing constraints to small and growing businesses authored by Chris Woodruff here.