ANDE’s Ecosystem Snapshots provide insight into the support available for entrepreneurs in specific countries and cities around the world.

Step 1

Conduct initial desk research. Our teams gather the initial list of programs and contacts to survey that are likely providing support to entrepreneurs in the specific location.

Step 2

Design survey. Each snapshot tweaks the standard survey template to adapt to the local context, such as adding relevant cities and states.

Collect data. The survey is open and disseminated for several weeks through email campaigns, social media, and targeted outreach.

Step 3

Gather stakeholder feedback. We present initial data at a stakeholder meeting to gather feedback on gaps in the data and insight into trends

Step 4

Collect additional data. Based on stakeholder feedback, ANDE continues outreach to relevant programs and incorporates more desk research where relevant.

Final Step

Publish and launch. Data is added to this site and launch meetings occur in person with key local stakeholders in the country or city of the snapshot.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in developing economies. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.

As the leading global voice of the SGB sector, ANDE believes that SGBs are a powerful, yet underleveraged tool in addressing social and environmental challenges. Since 2009, we have grown into a trusted network of nearly 300 collaborative members that operate in nearly every developing economy. ANDE grows the body of knowledge, mobilizes resources, and connects the institutions that support the small business entrepreneurs who build inclusive prosperity in the developing world.

ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society.