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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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"Hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification - Lessons learned "
72

This report provides insights on the key issues that must be considered to devise sustainable, replicable models for the scale-up of hybrid mini-grids. Based on the experiences of ARE in the implementation of hundreds of mini-grid projects around the world, the paper addresses technical, financial and organizational challenges regarding mini-grids.

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AuthorG. Glania, S. Rolland
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics:
SectorEnergy
"Moving On: Effective Management for Partnership Transitions, Transformations and Exits"
27

The toolbook focuses on the exit aspects of a partnership; a part of the cycle often unplanned or mishandled. It also looks at the the indications of success that can be associated with exits; achieving goals and reaching conclusions and focuses on partnership brokering that essential intermediary function that enables partners to work well together and ensure the maximum effectiveness of their partnership.

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AuthorE. Halper
LanguageEnglish
Region/Country
IB Topics: Partnerships
Sector
"Rajawali’s Express Taxi: Working with Taxi Drivers as Business Partners in Indonesia "
20

This case study presents a business model of the Indonesian company Rajawali, which integrates Indonesian taxi drivers as Business Partners in the core activities of its subsidiary Express Taxi. By providing access to capital and training Express Taxi redefined the traditional business model between large transport companies and drivers’ groups. The case examines the challenges and opportunities of such a partnership in the context of income generation for the poor and reliability and safety for the general public.

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AuthorC., E.G.A. Ganchero
LanguageEnglish
Region/Country
Indonesia
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Finance for Inclusive Business, Partnerships
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"Tackling global challenges: Lessons in System Leadership from the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for…
34

This report discusses "system leadership" needed to tackle global challenges like food security, climate change, job creation, and gender parity. System leadership can help align the efforts of diverse stakeholders in order to accelerate this process, and ensure that it delivers more sustainable, inclusive business growth and human development.

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AuthorB. Jenkins, J. Nelson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food
"Tedcor: Profitably creating sustainable enterprises while enhancing government service delivery "
23

This case study introduces the business model of Tedcor in the South-African context. Tedcor is an intermediary between local residents, who want to create their own enterprises, municipalities, who want to award large-scale waste management tenders to local contractors, banks, who want to fund large-scale vehicle purchases for emerging black-owned enterprises, and commercial truck manufacturers, who want to sell a large number of trucks to black-owned enterprises.

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AuthorM. Goldman
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics:
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management
"The Brokering Guidebook: Navigating effective sustainable development partnerships "
104

This Guidebook illuminates the critical part played by brokers in multi sector partnerships as both process managers and behind the scenes leaders. It focuses on partnership brokering – that essential intermediary function that enables partners to work well together and ensure the maximum effectiveness of their partnership.

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AuthorR. Tennyson
LanguageEnglish
Region/Country
IB Topics: Partnerships
Sector
"The Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University 2016 Mid-Year Data Summary"
11

The Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University leverages relationships with a growing number of accelerator programs to collect systematic data from entrepreneurs who apply to and participate in accelerator programs. This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who participated in the programs during 2013, 2014, 2015 and early 2016. It covers aspects like e.g. venture performance indicators, country of operations, sectors and impact objectives, gender or profit margin aspirations.

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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics:
Sector
10 things to know about innovation in LICs
2

This brief article points out different aspects of innovation in low-income countries as well crucial impeding factors of innovations.

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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: innovation
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10 things we learned about tackling poverty
7

This article describes and ranks 10 lessons that Acumen has learned while working to tackle global poverty. The lessons learned include: 'dignity is more important to the human spirit than wealth'; and that 'neither grants nor markets alone will solve the problems of poverty'.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business
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2014 Impact Report: Progress in Context
58

This report details the impact of the Bamboo Finance portfolio of 46 companies across 30 countries. Bamboo Finance is a commercial private equity firm specialising in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in emerging markets.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
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