IB Choice

Every month we present the most significant publications.

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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Impact-oriented companies, striving for sustainability and inclusivity, can contribute strongly to the Agenda 2030. To scale up their positive impact, they need more investment capital.

Foreign companies operating in a ‘host’ country’s private sector play an important role in fostering inclusive development in these nations. How can they realise their full potential for inclusivity?  This PhD thesis explores the contributions of the Dutch private sector to inclusive development in Kenya’s three most important sectors and makes recommendations for companies and policymakers.

This outcome report presents the key highlights and main messages of the Third ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit, where stakeholders from both the public and the private sector exposed their experiences and strategies to create an enabling ecosystem for Inclusive Business (IB) and overcome the challenges posed by the current Covid-19 crisis.

The AVPA Landscape for Social Investments in Africa report maps the diverse field of social investment across East, West and Southern Africa. It focuses on providers of social capital, their investment strategies, and opportunities for collaboration.

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).

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.

Ce document de travail est une introduction au "financement innovant", un terme fourre-tout qui désigne une série de stratégies visant à générer, combiner et utiliser efficacement des financements publics et privés pour atteindre une série d'objectifs et d'impacts en matière de développement.

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