About the Ghana Snapshot

For the Republic of Ghana Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot, ANDE is piloting a new methodology through a collaboration with EcoMap technologies. Rather than using data from one point in time, the snapshot continually updates to provide a live directory of organizations and programs in Ghana's entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as ecosystem trends. This live snapshot is meant to provide a consistently updated list of organizations and programs serving entrepreneurs in Ghana.

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Given the importance of financing, the challenge, and the relatively small proportion of growth-oriented funding such as venture capital, ANDE conducted a deep-dive on financial constraints faced by entrepreneurs in Ghana to more clearly identify high-potential intervention points. This included questions on financial constraints on the survey of intermediaries as well as interviews with local stakeholders including entrepreneurs and representatives from financial institutions.

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Support for the Snapshot

The Global Inclusive Growth Partnership: Building the SGB Support Ecosystem for 2020 and Beyond.
This snapshot is designed to provide insight into the support available for entrepreneurs in Ghana. As this research is developed and published, the world is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The support ecosystem will be more important than ever as SGBs, capacity development organizations, and investors all face social and economic headwinds. The report was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership (GIGP), a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. GIGP works to address systemic issues across a range of topics including financial security, the future of workers and portable benefits, growing micro and small businesses, and commercially-sustainable social impact. Through research, synthesis, and convenings, GIGP aims to catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on innovative, data-driven, and scalable solutions to build a more inclusive and resilient economy for all.

As part of this partnership, ANDE will map out entrepreneurial ecosystems across emerging markets, develop a series of convenings and communications campaigns to highlight the needs of SGBs and potential SGBs in these markets, and conduct deep-dive research into how SGBs and their supporters are coping with the COVID-19 crisis. This research is part of this effort

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