Implementing growth strategies can be challenging in the ever-growing economy, whether you’re a newcomer or experienced. With economic development consulting, we aim to increase growth and wealth and improve an entrepreneur’s quality of life. As a leading advocate of the importance of entrepreneurship for economic development, Zoltan Acs has founded GEDI (Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index) to be the first roadmap and compass to track the global entrepreneurship ecosystem.
14 November 2016
"The good news for the global economy is both China and India are strengthening their entrepreneurial ecosystem" - Zoltan Acs
"We're now seeing a much larger number of public-sector leaders — government at the national and local level — jumping in and asking, `How do we tackle this and build stronger entrepreneurial ecosystems?" - Jonathan Ortmans
1 December 2016
"To be entrepreneurial, a country needs to have the best entrepreneurs, not necessarily the most. This differentiation between quantity and quantity explains why there are often such contrasting outcomes between two of the most established global measures of entrepreneurship, the GEI Report and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report. In simplified terms GEM is more focused on quantity while GEI focuses on quality." - Anthony Farr
15 March 2017
"The report confirms South Africa’s position as an entrepreneurial leader on the continent and provides an insightful road map for us to focus in on those areas that will provide the greatest leverage for accelerating our entrepreneurial ecosystem even further,” says Anthony Farr, CEO Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.
15 March 2017
"According to a report by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute, South Africa has been named one of sub-Saharan Africa’s entrepreneurial front-runners, ranking second place, after African counterpart Botswana."
7 June 2016
"This report opens up the black box between investment in digital infrastructure and economic progress. Whilst high-income countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK top the index, we also see that many Latin American countries are ‘punching above their weight’ and look set to make good progress in developing their digital economies."
24 February 2011
Schumpeter: "Uncorking enterprise: Policymakers are desperate to promote enterprise. A new index could help."
8 November 2014
"Competing indices jostle in the intellectual marketplace: the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap ranking, published last week, goes head to head with the UN’s Gender Inequality Index, the Index of Women’s Power from Big Think, an internet forum—and even The Economist’s own Glass Ceiling Index. Worse, some indices are pointless or downright misleading."