Economic Development, Inclusive Growth, and Job Creation

Scaling growth and development

Economic growth and development for nations, provinces, and cities—and in particular growth that is inclusive of all demographic groups within a geography—underpin all efforts to improve social conditions and outcomes around the world. We are committed to helping regions and underserved populations achieve their growth and development ambitions.

What we offer

Our work in this area is premised on the belief that sustainable and scalable impact comes from market-based approaches, commercially viable enterprises, and globally competitive industries and sectors. Through our extensive research and over 25 years of practice in nearly 90 countries, we understand how to help public, private, and social sector actors develop and implement viable strategies and programs for generating sustainable impact at scale.

Particular areas of focus include: 

  • Market-based solutions to challenges of poverty (e.g., health, education, livelihoods)
  • Value chain development and competitiveness
  • Economic diversification and growth
  • Private sector investment (e.g., FDI attraction, deal sourcing and support)

​Issue to Impact: Charting a path for the future

The Issue:
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations 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. Five years after its inception, ANDE faced a new set of strategic choices and sought to rethink its strategy for continued growth. Monitor Deloitte was engaged to help ANDE chart a path for the future.

Our Impact:
We mapped the SGB sector, and in so doing, helped ANDE determine both the challenges facing SGB intermediaries and ways ANDE should support the field in addressing these challenges. Monitor Deloitte then proposed three strategic choice paths for ANDE’s five-year strategy and helped ANDE determine the one best suited for growth. ANDE has since implemented this strategy and has grown to over 200 members. These members work in over 150 countries and have supported more than 60,000 small and growing businesses to date.

Issues to Impact collection: Read more stories about how our clients are making an impact

Meet our leader

Kurt Dassel

Kurt Dassel

Managing Director | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kurt is a managing director in Monitor Deloitte where he leads the economic development, competitiveness, and inclusive business practice. With a focus on emerging market economies, Kurt has led devel... More