About the partners

ANDE

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global membership network of organisations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Our members include investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions, bilateral donor agencies, and corporations. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now has 290+ members collectively operating in more than 150 countries.

International Growth Centre

The IGC is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is directed in partnership with the University of Oxford. The IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high-quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges.

Around half of all projects that the IGC has commissioned since its founding have been in the firms theme, and significant impact has been achieved from these projects through engagement with policymakers, private sector actors, donors, and other non-governmental organisations. In this way, the IGC has demonstrated a strategic commitment to enterprise development.