Publication database

This database contains a diverse range of more than 2,000 publications about inclusive business and relating topics, such as impact investing, microfinance and market systems approaches. You will find not only reports but also market intelligence, case studies, tools and videos that touch upon of several sectors and regions.

The diverse range of publications in this database all relate to inclusive business - meaning business models that engage base of the pyramid (BoP) consumers, suppliers, entrepreneurs and/or employees in low income and/or emerging markets.

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Myanmar agriculture network
28

Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN) was set up by Grow Asia in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Myanmar to improve the competitiveness of the country’s agricultural sector and uplift the livelihoods of Myanmar’s farmers. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership's Working Groups.

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Partnerships, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Grow Asia report on progress
24

Grow Asia is a unique multi-stakeholder partnership platform that brings together farmers, governments, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders in Southeast Asia to lift the productivity, profitability and environmental sustainability of smallholder agriculture in the region. This report outlines goals and key activities of Grow Asia in 2019.

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
IB Topics: Partnerships, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Philippines partnership for sustainable agriculture
20

The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) was formally launched in 2015 by the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture and Grow Asia. PPSA serves as a multi-stakeholder platform to engage smallholder farmers and market players towards socio-economic growth and competitive advantage. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership.

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Philippines
IB Topics: Partnerships, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Partnership for sustainable agriculture in Vietnam
16
The Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture Vietnam (PSAV) was set up to strengthen partnerships among government and the private sector. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the taskforce that has been facilitated by Grow Asia.
PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Vietnam
IB Topics: Partnerships, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Papua New Guinea - Grow PNG
8

Grow PNG (Papua New Guinea) was launched in 2019, bringing together business leaders, policy makers and farmers to unlock sector growth, supporting new livelihood opportunities for farming families. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership that has been facilitated by Grow Asia.

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Papua New Guinea
IB Topics: Capacity building
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Cambodia partnership for sustainable agriculture
20

With the support of Grow Asia, the Cambodia Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (CPSA) was launched in May 2016 in order to link smallholder farmers to the market. CPSA focuses on six key crops: cassava, coconut, palm sugar, pepper, rice and vegetables. This publication provides a market snapshot for these crops and outlines CPSA's strategic approach. 

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Partnership for Indonesia’s sustainable agriculture
24

PISAgro was initiated in 2012 by seven private companies in Indonesia. Part of the Grow Asia network, PISAgro seeks to provide an innovative, multistakeholder model for addressing the nation's agricultural challenges in a sustainable manner while improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership.

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
IB Topics: Partnerships, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
What does it take to go big?
108

This report fills the information gap for companies who are looking to engage in an IB activity, or scale an existing IB. It introduces a typology of management practices found by large corporations leading IB globally as critical to the growth and success of inclusive business. The typology builds on BCtA’s decade of experience engaging with companies implementing IB across sizes, sectors and regions, BCtA’s State of Inclusive Business Survey and interviews with executives from over 25 MNCs across regions.

PublisherBusiness Call to Action (BCtA)
Publish Date
AuthorN. Vali, P. Pelaez, T. Honkonen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Scale
Sector
No
The Demand Side of Impact Investing
77

Research on impact investing is often conducted from the perspective of the investor, failing to account for the perspective of the impact entrepreneur on the ground. In particular, little primary research has concentrated on those who applied for impact investment funding but were turned down.This report details the ways in which local impact entrepreneurs have experienced the impact investing process, including the expectations of and communications with investors.

PublisherOxfam America
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Jones
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
India, Kenya, Mexico
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
Sector
No
Impact investing simplified
90

In India, there has been a rise in the number of social enterprises and a growing interest in impact investing, as social enterprises look to expand and seek alternate means of funding. However, there is a knowledge gap among entrepreneurs and accelerators in understanding the legal landscape and managing negotiations related to impact investing in India. This report is an attempt to address a gap in the impact investing ecosystem in India, where there are numerous complex structural and legal concepts that require understanding, both for investors and entrepreneurs.

PublisherThe Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Nishith Desai Associates, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Publish Date
AuthorA. Maniar, M. Nagappan, R. Rishi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySouth Asia
India
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No