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Integrating a Gender Lens into Small and Growing Business Support Measurement

Matthew Guttentag, Mallory St. Claire, and Nonceba Qabazi

In 2018, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), launched the Gender Lens Impact Measurement (GLIM) Fund to enhance the awareness, rigor, and quality of impact measurement for organizations supporting entrepreneurs with a gender lens approach. Each grant from the fund went to a partnership between small and growing business (SGB) support organizations in Latin America and researchers to use measurement for driving improved gender-inclusive strategies. This synthesis report summarises the tools and lessons from these grants on using measurement to increase gender inclusion for SGB support organizations. While each tool tackled a different issue related to gender-lens measurement, the experience of the practitioners points to a set of common factors that should be considered when using any of the tools.

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