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
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ANDE’s Ecosystem Snapshots are designed to collect basic information about the support available for small and growing businesses in a specific city or country. This information acts as a census of the local actors and represents a specific moment in time.

PublisherAspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business
Sector
No
Evaluating the potential of container-based sanitation
69

The objective of this study is to document and assess existing container-based sanitation (CBS) approaches, with a particular focus on evaluating their safety, reliability, affordability, and financial viability. The report also seeks to identify the circumstances in which CBS approaches are most appropriate. The study was motivated by growing interest in the emerging CBS experiences and by the fact that many governments, city authorities, and financing entities are often not familiar with the approach. The study builds on four case studies: Sanergy, Nairobi, Kenya; Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods [SOIL], Cap-Haitien, Haiti; Clean Team, Kumasi, Ghana; and x-runner, Lima, Peru.

PublisherWorld Bank Group, Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP)
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Parker, S. Trémolet
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Peru
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Inclusive business models and strategy, SDGs
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management
No
Farmer and Local Trader-Led Service Delivery Models
44

A successful service delivery model creates value both for farmers and the service provider. This joint report analyzes 10 borrowers in Root Capital’s loan portfolio, exploring the impact and economic sustainability of their farmer extension services. It also identifies opportunities for improving and scaling these services to support farmers.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorI. van der Velden
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: BoP as supplier
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Embracing payments as a platform for the future of mobile money
26
For over a decade, mobile money has been driving financial inclusion, opening access to digital transactions and giving people the tools to better manage their financial lives. This publication delves further into this topic and addresses the following key questions: How should the mobile money business model evolve to meet the changing needs of individuals and small businesses, and what is required to make this shift? Who will benefit from the ‘payments as a platform’ approach?
PublisherGSMA
Publish Date
AuthorN. Naghavi.
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Digitalisation, Employment, Inclusive business models and strategy
Sector
No
Poverty and the new economy: The promise of shared value and inclusive business
22

The New Economy includes new types of “social purpose” businesses and organizations such as social enterprises. At the same time, new types of inclusive businesses practices are emerging that generate social value through their normal business operations. This can include both internal practices such as living wage policies or external practices such as social procurement. This report provides an overview of these emerging business forms and practices and their associated impacts. The report also reflects questions such as: What are the barriers or enablers that would prevent or support greater adoption of inclusive business practices? What are the barriers or enablers that would prevent or support greater collaboration among stakeholders and organizations committed to growing the new economy?

PublisherCanadian Poverty Institute, Ambrose University
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Inclusive business models and strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Project Sage 2.0
28

Even though there is an increase in the size of the private equity, venture capital, and private debt gender lens investing field and the diversity of its offerings, there is still a lack of uniformity in investment processes and definitions.This gender lens investing report offers a global scan of gender lens private equity, venture capital, and private debt funds. 

PublisherThe Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII)
Publish Date
AuthorS. Biegel, S. Hunt, S. Kuhlman
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender, Impact Investing
Sector
No
Social impact investment 2019: The impact imperative for sustainable development
242

This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on Social Impact Investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state of play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments. Importantly, it provides new guidance for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries, as well as providers of development co-operation, development financers, social impact investment practitioners and the private sector more broadly, to help them maximise the contribution of social impact investing to the 2030 Agenda. In particular, it provides four sets of recommendations on financing, innovation, data and policy for delivering on the “impact imperative” of financing sustainable development.

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
The role for last mile partners in expanding payments at the base of the pyramid
24

This report addresses the opportunity for the private sector to play a role in developing digital payment systems. It highlights various sectors where these opportunities are largely untapped and where global companies can leverage their networks to help bring consumers into the digital economy.

PublisherMastercard
Publish Date
AuthorA. Marra, D. Salazar, M. Rizwanullah
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Digitalisation, Innovation, Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food, Energy, Retail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
No
Sustainable Spices Initiative - India
61

India is the largest producer and consumer of spices in the world today. However, the scope of agrarian production in India, positions sustainability as an immediate and fundamental topic demanding attention on account of non-discriminate use of agrochemicals, farmer livelihood, labour issues and health & safety.

To address these challenges, Sustainable Spices Initiative – India (SSI-I) has designed Sustainable Agricultural Practices (SAP) handbook, in collaboration with Indian Institute of Spice Research (IISR), that lays down a package of practices for sustainable spices production.

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySouth Asia
India
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
The GSMA mAgri Value Chain Assessment Tool
26

The focus of the tool is providing instructions, recommendations and examples to help analyse value chains for poverty reduction. The VCAT is primarily aimed at providers of digital financial services seeking to develop a better rural growth strategy, including mobile operators and other non-MNO mobile money providers. The tool would also be useful for AgTech companies and other digital agriculture implementers working to digitise the last mile.

PublisherGSMA, UKaid
Publish Date
AuthorP. Loukos
LanguageEnglish
Region/Country
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No