Genesis wins two grant-funded projects to support SGB sector

Genesis Analytics has won two grant-funded projects through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement in Africa. The current round is funded by the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Impact Programme.

The goal of the ANDE Catalyst Fund is to increase the productivity and effectiveness of ANDE members while creating tools and insights that can help the small and growing businesses (SGB) sector as a whole. 

With this challenge fund round, ANDE is keen to support organisations to test measurement tools, frameworks, and analytical approaches, and who are willing to learn from and inform ANDE members based on their experience in order to move impact measurement and management forward for the field as a whole.

The projects are:

Genesis Analytics and Impact Amplifier have formed a research consortium to conduct research into the impact measurement and management (IMM) landscape in South Africa. The output of this research will be a detailed and interactive infographic and supplementary guide. The intention is that this output will be hosted on the ANDE website or ANDE Global Metrics webpage, so that the research content is live, interactive and accessible to all ANDE members.

B Lab East Africa and Genesis Analytics will focus on an ecosystem mapping exercise to better understand available tools and frameworks being used in the region and will develop a platform to disseminate information for practitioners in East Africa. Wherever possible, this information will inform and support the workshop series that will be run in parallel by Acumen.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) has 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.

It is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organisation based in Washington DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.

More information about the catalyst impact fund

Read more about the winning projects as they seek to improve impact measurement and management in the small and growing business sector throughout the continent.