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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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This report explores how governments can benefit from collaborating with systemic social entrepreneurs, and the measures they can take to foster that collaboration. For each of these measures, this report outlines concrete recommendations and provides real-life examples of changes that governments around the world have implemented.

PublisherAshoka, Catalyst 2030, Echoing Green, Skoll Foundation, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, McKinsey
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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Based on an analysis of the CGAP’s data from national surveys of smallholder households and smallholder diaries, this paper outlines the profile and needs of smallholder families and their various subgroups. Firstly, the paper looks at the relationship between financial activities and the different livelihood strategies employed by smallholder families. Further, it highlights the characteristics and behaviors that are common to large groups of smallholders, discusses how the overall market can be segmented most effectively, and presents a nuanced picture of the different types of smallholder households. Finally, the paper discusses opportunities available for various stakeholders serving smallholder families.

PublisherConsultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Nathan Associates
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AuthorE. P. Neumann, H. Miller, K. Hamilton, K. Hughes, P. Priya, R. Karuppusamy, R. Tamara, V. Thangavel
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Bangladesh, Cote D'Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Data
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Impact Investing Decision-making: Insights on Financial Performance uncovers insights into financial performance and explores the increasing sophistication with which impact investors are approaching decision-making. Specifically, it finds that impact investors are applying a multi-dimensional approach to decision-making, considering impact objectives and impact risks alongside traditional factors such as financial return, financial risk, resource capacity, and liquidity constraints. Experienced impact investors exercise this dynamic approach to assess how they can most efficiently achieve their optimal impact and financial performance.

PublisherGlobal Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
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AuthorD. Hand, I. De, N. Nova, S. Sunderji
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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No

As we collectively work towards achieving the SDGs by 2030, this volume of the Sahel Quarterly presents practical solutions by exploring ten critical trends in the African agriculture and food landscapes that stakeholders must prioritize in the next decade. From the growing number of agri-tech start-ups to the dramatic increases in the penetration of mobile technology across the continent, reliance on big data, and the growing demand for equality and inclusion at all levels, it is evident that the continent is at a tipping point. 

PublisherNourishing Africa, Sahel Consult
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AuthorR. Eyinfunjowo (editor)
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
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Social enterprises have shown resilience and agility in response to the pandemic's severe challenges, offering new products, services, and trading models to support their communities. This global survey explores these responses along with the uneven impact on different demographic groups and variations across regions. It also looks at support provision, growth expectations and implications on social enterprises as generators of employment.

PublisherBritish Council
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AuthorE. Darko, F. M. Hashi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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No

The year 2019 was a turning point in the adoption of an “inclusive economy.” In August of that year, 34 global firms pledged more than $USD 1 billion to combat inequality in the OECD-sponsored G7 Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition. But what prompted this shift? What spurred business leaders to put an inclusive economy at the top of their agendas? A critical evaluation of past, present, and future income inequalities may explain this impetus.

PublisherSociety & Organizations Institute, HEC Paris
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AuthorA. Feix, B. Faivre-Tavignot, M. Huysentruyt, R. Durand
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
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This report provides a snapshot of current policymaking for impact investing in the Asia-Pacific region. It is aimed at policymakers and wider stakeholders seeking to engage with governments to promote meaningful change in the impact policy space. It is meant to act as an educational piece and conversation opener, rather than as a prescriptive or a rigid road map for implementation. The major aim of this effort is to inspire governments to address the most pressing challenges they face mobilizing impact capital and private actors.

Publisher Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), UNESCAP
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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The Third ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit marked the continued commitment of the ASEAN Community to create an enabling ecosystem for inclusive business in collaboration with UNESCAP, iBAN, and the OECD. This outcome report presents the key highlights and main messages of the summit.

PublisherUNESCAP
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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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. In each of these regions, hundreds of institutions are deploying capital to achieve ambitious social and environmental goals.

PublisherAVPA
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AuthorA. Kaushal, F. Aswani, K. Yadav, N. Kairo, N. Owino, O. Adegbite-Moore, R. Keeler, R. Wangari
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Sector
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Social Impact Investment (SII) is a strategy that seeks to solve key societal challenges. The study sets out the rationale behind and the definition of SII and analyses the different components of the SII ecosystem. It looks at trends and challenges in SII in the EU, highlights a number of successful SII market initiatives, and makes recommendations on potential EU-level measures.

PublisherEuropean Parliament
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AuthorB. C. Scheck, F. Lipparini, I. Styczynska, R. Mackeviciute, Z. Martinaitis
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEurope and Central Asia
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