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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Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit
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This report presents the main messages of the Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit that took place on 1 November 2019 in Bangkok. As a result of efforts to promote inclusive business at the ASEAN and national levels, the majority of ASEAN Member States are engaging actively in inclusive business policy development. ASEAN leaders have commended and encouraged governments and private sector actors to continue promoting inclusive business, as stated in the ASEAN Chairman’s Statement of the 35th ASEAN Summit. A framework for the development of effective inclusive business policy instruments has emerged through the experience of frontrunner countries, highlighting eight strategic areas of inclusive business promotion.
PublisherOSMEP Thailand, United Nations ESCAP, iBAN, ASEAN BAC
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
IB Topics: Policy and Government
Sector
No
Profiting from parity
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Women play a key role in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where women make up the majority of those who are entrepreneurs. However, a range of impediments render women’s businesses less productive and having fewer employees than those owned by men. This new report seeks to focus attention on the challenges that Africa’s women entrepreneurs face and identify practical solutions. The report draws on new, high-quality, household and firm level data to present the clearest evidence to date about the barriers to growth and profitability faced by women entrepreneurs.The report offers policy makers evidencebased guidance on designing programs to target multiple obstacles and improve the performance of women entrepreneurs.  

PublisherWorld Bank
Publish Date
Authoret al., F. Campos
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Benin, Congo, Republic Democratic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Uganda
IB Topics: Gender
Sector
No
Advancing Enabling Policy Environments for Inclusive Businesses in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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The report highlights several policy actions and experiences of frontrunners on inclusive business as a potential blueprint for other countries in the region. It takes stock of the progress made and maps public-private collaborations that can further support inclusive business in ASEAN. For instance, in Cambodia, the government is currently considering a national framework – the Inclusive Business Enabling Environment for Cambodia Strategy. In Malaysia, inclusive business has been included in the National Entrepreneurship Policy (DKN2030).

PublisherASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME), United Nations ESCAP, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
IB Topics: Policy and Government
Sector
Yes
Myanmar agriculture network
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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
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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
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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