The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (​GEM) was initiated in 1999 as a joint venture of Babson College and the London Business School.

Starting with 10 participating countries, the project, now in its 14th year of operations, has expanded to include 69+ countries. GEM is the largest and most developed research program on entrepreneurship in the world. GEM is unique because, unlike most entrepreneurship data sets that measure newer and smaller firms, GEM studies the behavior of individuals with respect to starting and managing a business. GEM nations are members of an exclusive research project which provides access to the collective knowledge of some of the world’s most renowned researchers and institutions involved in entrepreneurship research. At a time in history when individual entrepreneurial activity may hold the key to transforming the globaleconomy and discouraging ingrained economic disparity in countries with minimal economic opportunity, GEM data has influenced national economic policies and continues to expand its collaborative role.

In 2012, the Price’s Trust supported GEM research in several Sub-Saharan African countries—this will result in a report on youth entrepreneurship to be published in September 2013.