Investing in the Missing Middle for Poverty Alleviation: Small and Growing Businesses, the subject of the ANDE report

Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs), defined as growth-oriented firms employing between 5 and 250 people, and seeking between $20,000 and $2 million in investment capital. These are small firms with the potential to grow and generate economic development and job creation, but face constraints to human capital, access to finance, access to markets, and other barriers.