Germany: Country Case Study on Inclusive Business
Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.
Inclusive business has increasingly become a focus area within Germany’s development policy. Germany has been active on multiple fronts, including knowledge generation and awareness-raising, multistakeholder coordination, ecosystem support and developing policy frameworks at a variety of levels. From co-organizing the G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation in 2011, to providing technical support to governments and intermediary organizations, to sponsoring a variety of reports on inclusive business and cooperating with the private sector, BMZ--Germany’s Development Cooperation--has taken on a leading role in the study and promotion of the inclusive business model.
The case study below elaborates the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that Germany faces in terms of supporting inclusive business.