Caren is an evaluator for Argidius Foundation. In addition to the Argidius-ANDE Challenge funding, she has done deep-dive evaluations on Argidius grantees providing business development services in Latin America and Africa. Some summary evaluations can be found below: Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises (ACRE) Agora Partnerships Business Professionals Network (BPN)
Guided research to capture the work of Youth Business International’s members. Developed the methodology and approach and coordinated with Dalberg’s research team and YBI to articulate the lessons learned and approach to supporting youth-led MSMEs. The final report can be found here.
On behalf of the Argidius Foundation, Enabling Outcomes developed SME ecosystem mapping reports for target geographies for the foundation. Argidius uses these reports as valuable tools in developing strategies for their engagements. The mappings give a contextual overview of the corresponding country and shed light on the challenges and opportunities for SME development and poverty alleviation. In addition, theResearch: Argidius Foundation SME Ecosystem Reports [Read More]
The Argidius Foundation and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) have launched a competition designed to support innovative solutions to the human capital constraints faced by small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets. Enabling Outcomes designed the evaluation criteria and evaluating the five projects from 2016-2019, including interviewing stakeholders. Enabling Outcomes made a recommendation to a selection committee to helpArgidius-ANDE Talent Challenge Evaluation [Read More]
Enabling Outcomes led the evaluation of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Capacity Development Fund—a grant platform to fund projects that create tools and insights that can help the SME sector in emerging markets. This evaluation included developing an impact framework for the fund, which included a theory of change and metrics. The evaluation also encompassedANDE Capacity Development Fund Evaluation [Read More]