Dissemination of Argidius’s SCALE Research and Tools: Panel Discussion

The Argidius Foundation conducted an assessment of their portfolio of intermediaries and enterprises to understand more clearly whether and how business development services (BDS) are effective. While this research showed that BDS is effective on average, not all programs are similarly impactful. Rather, more successful programs had a common set of characteristics (or “key features”) that Argidius acronymized as “SCALE”. Argidius synthesized this information in a report, titled How to fulfil the potential of Business Development Services using SCALE, and a set of associated tools and resources to make this information available and actionable for stakeholder supporting entrepreneurship globally. The purpose of the study is to inform donors and business development providers on how to maximize their impact.

Time: 09:00 – 13:00 South Africa / 3:00 AM – 7:00 AM ET

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023