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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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IDH Annual In-depth Report 2018
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IDH’s detailed 2018 Annual Report reports on our achievements against the 2018 Annual Plan. The structure of the Annual Report both mirrors the structure of our 2018 Annual Plan and acts as a continuation of our 2017 Annual Report (including some improvements). The information is presented by program and by landscape.

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: SDGs
Sector
No
IDH 2018 Annual Report: New, inclusive business models for shared value
82

IDH convenes companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships. The IDH Annual Report 2018 highlights the activities of IDH and their partner network towards reaching the SDGs. 

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy, SDGs
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
The impact of Development Finance Institutions
86

This rapid evidence assessment examines and synthesises the evidence base on the development impact of DFI investment. The objective is to strengthen DFID’s understanding of the critical assumptions underpinning its private sector development (PSD) theory of change to inform future PSD programming decisions. In particular, this rapid evidence assessment looks at what the current evidence tells us about DFI investment impacts on: incomes access to goods and services; distributional impacts (specifically poverty, gender, youth and quality jobs).

Publisher Department for International Development
Publish Date
AuthorA. Lemma, M. Gouett, R. Calleja, S. Attridge
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
NGO and company partnerships for inclusive business
110

This guide aims to give NGOs and companies guidance in conducting more productive inclusive business partnerships as equal partners. We hope these pages will create a better understanding for what inclusive business partnerships actually are, provide inspiration in the form of real partnership examples, and offer a way forward by documenting the lessons learned by practitioners in the field.

Publisherendeva
Publish Date
AuthorA. Menden (née Krämer), C. Pirzer, I. von Blomberg, N. van der Vleuten
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Partnerships
Sector
No
Acceleration in Central America
22

The Entrepreneurship Database Program collects information from entrepreneurs when they apply to accelerator programs. These entrepreneurs, both those selected and not selected, are then surveyed annually to gather valuable follow-up data. This report summarizes application data collected from ventures operating in Central America that applied to participating accelerator programs between 2013 and 2018.

PublisherThe Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Off-grid solar. A growth engine for jobs
21

The off-grid solar energy industry is generating thousands of jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia. GOGLA's latest report Off-Grid Solar. A Growth Engine for Jobs estimates the sector currently supports 370,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs across these four regions. With investments and the right policies, the off-grid solar sector could create 1.3 million FTE jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia by 2022.

PublisherVivid Economics, GOGLA, GIZ
Publish Date
Author
Language
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: BoP as distributor, Employment, Finance for Inclusive Business, Policy and Government
SectorEnergy
No
Impact investing with a gender lens in Latin America
54

This report summarizes information gathered from 48 Impact Investors and entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders in Latin America - primarily members of the ANDE network- as well as 254 firms that comprise their portfolios. It includes information from surveys and key informant interviews with 24 Impact Investors and entrepreneurial ecosystem actors. This report highlights that while it is clear that gender equality is good for business and good for development, Impact Investors in Latin America are still only in the early stages of embedding this focus in their investment process and activities.

PublisherValue for Women, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Publish Date
AuthorC. Lazarte, D. Moctezuma, L. Marquez
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Gender, Impact Investing
Sector
No
Unlocking pipeline: A playbook for entrepreneur support in Africa
43

Entrepreneur support has become an industry in Africa. The number of organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs scale has doubled in the past few years. But deal flow remains stubbornly low, especially at the early stage. This report compiles lessons, case studies and trends gathered from our pioneering VilCap Communities Africa program and interviews with more than 300 stakeholders in our network. The first section, Takeaways, is a playbook of best practices for ESOs, grantmakers and startup investors. The second section, Ecosystem Overviews, consists of high-level snapshots of the landscape today, and several in-depth case studies of ESOs.

PublisherVillage Capital
Publish Date
AuthorB. Wangari, R. Crawford
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: Capacity building, Finance for Inclusive Business
Sector
No
A gender-inclusive Southeast Asia through entrepreneurship
37

This research report uses country level data and expert interviews to understand the critical gender gaps and entrepreneurial solutions to advance the lives of women in Southeast Asia. The study outlines a framework that captures economic empowerment, personal safety and mobility, formal representation, education, health, time and decision-making as seven mutually reinforcing dimensions that are critical to women’s empowerment in Southeast Asia. The report shows that while many development indicators demonstrate that the lives of women in Asia have drastically improved, endemic problems continue to keep them from fulfilling their potential.

PublisherSasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Dalberg Advisors
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
IB Topics: Gender
Sector
No
Case Study: Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP)
19

A range of different partnership models are used in the Grow Asia network. The partnership model used in this case study, the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) presents a leading example of what can be achieved when different sectors work together. Whether you are working in Africa or Asia, on cocoa or rice, the SCPP model provides a useful framework, and some interesting insights into how to build a multi-stakeholder partnership. This study highlights seven key learnings from SCPP that Grow Asia believes are broadly applicable.

PublisherGrow Asia, PISAgro
Publish Date
AuthorS. Heinz
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
IB Topics: Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food
No