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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 landscape study presents the status of Inclusive Business (IB) in Zambia. It contains various best practice examples, assesses the enabling environment for IB in the country, and makes policy recommendations for a strategic programme to promote such enterprises. 

Publisherpublished by Inclusive Business Action Network for Zambia Development Agency
Publish Date
AuthorA. Bauer, L. Haangala, N. Siwale
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Zambia
Sector
Yes

Following a joint request from the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Governments of Kaduna and Lagos states, the Inclusive Business Action Network commissioned a landscape study to determine the status of inclusive business (IB) in Nigeria. The study objectives were to (a) study Nigeria’s business environment to identify how best to advocate for inclusive business, while being mindful of the Nigerian context, (b) identify business organisations that can adopt the IB methodology to escalate positive social and economic impacts in Nigeria, (c) identify specific government institutions that can provide the needed incentives to encourage inclusive business models, and (d) recommend appropriate policy initiatives and institutional reforms that will help promote inclusive business in Nigeria. The study focused on Lagos and Kaduna states at the subnational level, and on the relevant institutions and business associations at the national level. This report provides the insights from the study.

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network
Publish Date
AuthorA. Bauer, P. Okigbo
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria
Sector
Yes

The Inclusive Business Coaching and Mentoring Guide (IB-CM) is aimed at business consultants and facilitators working with companies that want to establish new inclusive business lines or wish to turn their existing business lines inclusive. In addition to general guidelines for inclusive businesses in Cambodia, it introduces four practical tools to support the coaching and mentoring process.

The tools are available in English and Khmer.

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Global
Cambodia
Sector
Yes

This study analyses how Inclusive Business and social entrepreneurship intersect with women’s economic empowerment (WEE). Across 13 case studies from ten ASEAN member states, it identifies two clear paths of WEE impact and four modes of IB and WEE engagement. Based on these findings, the study gives recommendations on how to increase private sector engagement in this field.

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network
Publish Date
AuthorL. Long
LanguageEnglish
Yes

Interest in inclusive business in the Philippines began in 2012, when a market scoping study in the Philippines was conducted by the Asian Social Enterprise Incubator, Inc. (ASEI) for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The study looked at seventy companies with inclusive business models.

Ten years later, this study takes a second look at companies featured in the 2012 study to see how resilient their inclusive business models are and how they have progressed over the past decade. This study also looks at companies that were registered and accredited with the Board of Investments (BOI) as inclusive business projects to eventually qualify for fiscal incentives. This study shows, aside from the growth and accomplishments of the companies, the challenges they had to surpass as they reach viability and scale. 

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Perez
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Philippines
Sector
Yes

The devastating impacts of climate change, rising inequalities within and across countries, increasing fragility and global health emergencies demand a rethinking of socio-economic practices and systems that follow the economic growth paradigm. The world faces profound economic, environmental, and social challenges, as the international community comes to realize that the basic requirements and consumption needs of an ever-growing population cannot be sustainably met by simply maximizing economic output.

In this podcast series, Alissa Stein invites to discuss concepts of economic transformation currently hotly debated. The podcast provides different perspectives from renown experts and practitioners around the world.

PublisherGIZ
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

In August 2020, the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN were endorsed at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. They serve as a non-binding outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. These Briefing Notes detail how the guidelines can be implemented in Myanmar.

PublisherASEAN, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
Sector
Yes

In August 2020, the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN were endorsed at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. They serve as a non-binding outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. These Briefing Notes detail how the guidelines can be implemented in Brunei Darussalam.

PublisherASEAN, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Brunei
Sector
Yes

In August 2020, the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN were endorsed at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. They serve as a non-binding outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. These Briefing Notes detail how the guidelines can be implemented in Cambodia.

PublisherASEAN, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia
IB Topics:
Sector
Yes

In August 2020, the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN were endorsed at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. They serve as a non-binding outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. These Briefing Notes detail how the guidelines can be implemented in Indonesia.

PublisherASEAN, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
Sector
Yes