IB Choice

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iB Choice is a curated library of topical publications carefully selected by IB experts. This collection complements the publications database by helping users navigate an abundance of available publications. Each publication highlighted in this collection distills key recommendations, as well as insights into the relevance of the material for inclusive business. Users can search entries by topic, region and country to enable them to find highly targeted and specific information pertinent to their needs and interests. 

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This article proposes six possible avenues for quality OGS companies to reduce the price difference of their products compared to non-quality products, starting from the cost categories that account for most of the price difference between quality and non-quality Solar Home Systems (SHS). These are not the only solutions, but they are a start!

In this article, the GDC shares key insights on the procurement challenges that Last mile distributors (LMDs) face, as well as emerging solutions leveraging centralized purchasing models.

Myanmar’s IB landscape is at a nascent stage. This study assessed 176 businesses that already function as inclusive businesses or have the potential to become inclusive.

This survey shows how inclusive business practice and initiatives have increased over the past three years, particularly in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and among large national companies, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

This working paper is a primer on “innovative finance”, a catch-all term that refers to a range of strategies to effectively generate, combine, and use public and private financing to achieve a range of development goals and impact. This umbrella term is also used to describe blended finance, impact investing, and results-based finance, which are being adopted and implemented by an increasing number of international donor and development agencies to fund social impact-generating firms and enterprises.

El presente documento de trabajo es una introducción a la "financiación innovadora", un término general que se refiere a una serie de estrategias para generar, combinar y utilizar eficazmente la financiación pública y privada para lograr una serie de objetivos y repercusiones de desarrollo. Este término genérico se utiliza también para describir la financiación mixta, la inversión de impacto y la financiación basada en los resultados, que están adoptando y aplicando un número cada vez mayor de organismos internacionales de donantes y de desarrollo para financiar empresas y negocios generadores de impacto social.

This study by INCLUDE captures current views of inclusive development challenges in Africa, and identifies key interventions to reduce poverty and inequality in the region.

Inspired by the success and growing market for mobile money in the region, financial technologies (fintech) in SSA are evolving to cover other areas in mobile financing and financial service delivery. Venture capital firm Village Capital and its partners are supporting early-stage fintech startups in SSA, and this report features its 2018 cohort of 12 startups that are helping farmers, small businesses, cooperatives, and households gain greater and better access to mobile financial services.

Inspiradas por el éxito y el creciente mercado de dinero móvil en la región, las tecnologías financieras (fintech) en el SSA están evolucionando para abarcar otras áreas de la financiación móvil y la prestación de servicios financieros. La empresa de capital de riesgo Village Capital y sus asociados están prestando apoyo a las empresas de nueva creación de fintech en el África subsahariana, y en el presente informe se presenta su cohorte de 2018 de 12 empresas de nueva creación que están ayudando a los agricultores, las pequeñas empresas, las cooperativas y los hogares a obtener un mayor y mejor acceso a los servicios financieros móviles.

This Impact Investing Market Map was developed by the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) to help businesses move beyond the traditional environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting to measuring societal impact of business strategies and investments according to the SDGs.

Este informe examina el ecosistema de inversión de impacto en el sudeste asiático y la experiencia de dos tipos de inversores presentes en la región: los inversores privados de impacto, como administradores de fondos, filántropos, fundaciones, bancos comerciales y fondos de pensiones; y las instituciones de financiación del desarrollo apoyadas por los gobiernos, como la CFI del Banco Mundial y el Banco Asiático de Desarrollo.

This report by the Global Impact Investing Network and Intellecap looks into the impact investing ecosystem in Southeast Asia, and the experience of two types of investors present in the region: private impact investors (PIIs) such as fund managers, philanthropists, foundations, commercial banks, and pension funds; and government-supported development finance institutions such as the World Bank’s IFC, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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