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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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How can the government promote Inclusive Business (IB) and Impact Investing (II) in Nigeria? This report makes four major policy recommendations: institutionalising support, promoting awareness, creating a financing structure, and putting in place a coordinated stimulus implementation strategy. In addition, it provides an overview on the present landscape for IB and II in Nigeria.

PublisherCovid-19 Impact Consortium, Nextier Advisory
Publish Date
AuthorS. O. Zebulon
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria
Sector
No

This report provides the summary conclusions of the Impact Taskforce (ITF). It presents the case for urgent action, provides actionable recommendations and sets out a clear pathway as to how private capital can be mobilised at scale in support of key global sustainable development targets

PublisherImpact Taskforce
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

Project Sage 4.0, a new gender lens report researched by Wharton Social Impact Initiative and consultancy Catalyst at Large, quantifies the size and growth of the gender lens investing field and analyzes the field’s latest trends — including how it intersects with other elements of impact.

PublisherCatalyst at Large, Wharton Social Impact Initiative
Publish Date
AuthorM. Brown, S. Biegel, S. Hunt
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

As is the case elsewhere, in Africa, many people depend entirely on food systems for employment and incomes as well. For these reasons, building resilient and sustainable food systems is crucial to ensuring sustainable economies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 Goals. However, Africa remains food insecure, accounting for 256 million of the world’s 795 million people suffering from hunger. Against this challenge, this 2021 African Agriculture Status Report (AASR21) provides evidence and insights on the prospects of achieving resilience and sustainability in Africa’s food systems.

PublisherAlliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

UNDP ‘s Ecosystem Development Approach provides a tried-and-tested methodology for bringing stakeholders together around a shared objective. Pilots in Lesotho, Senegal and Uganda show that the approach effectively enables collaboration, e.g. for more inclusive tourism, access to energy or mobile money, even beyond the end of the program. We documented the pilots and insights – so others can replicate the approach.

PublisherUNDP, Endeva
Publish Date
AuthorB. Jenkins, C. Pirzer, C. Tewes-Gradl
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Lesotho, Senegal, Uganda
No

Produced by Magnitt, Wa’ed sponsors the 2021 MENA VC Impact Investment Report, which tries to shed some light on the VC impact investment ecosystem in MENA since 2016. The report reveals that $444m was invested across 403 deals by impact-driven startups across the region since 2016. This accounts for 7% of all venture capital (VC) deployed in MENA startups between 2016 and the third quarter of 2021. The information gathered in the report aims to enable a more informed conversation on this space between stakeholders, and to attract greater investment and support for impact-driven sectors and startups.

PublisherSaudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center Wa’ed
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen
Sector
No

This report summarises the main elements to be taken into account to measure and manage impact throughout the investment strategy and the investment process, linking each phase to the relevant steps of the EVPA five-step framework. To clarify how the EVPA five-step process and other IMM initiatives are linked and complement each other, this publication also refers to different principles or standards throughout the investment journey, such as the Dimensions of impact of the Impact Management Project, the Operating Principles of Impact Management, the Principles of Social Value and the SDG Impact Standards.

PublisherEuropean Venture Philanthropy Association
Publish Date
AuthorA. Gianoncelli, A. Picón Martínez, G. Gaggiotti
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

How can governments maximize science, technology and innovation for inclusive and sustainable development? Among other topics, chapter five discusses the experience of members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting inclusive business models. It concludes that, while there are market opportunities for Inclusive Business, it will be critical to establish formal and funded support structures.

PublisherUnited Nations ESCAP
Publish Date
AuthorA. Dey, G. Santos, M. Pérez Cusó, R. Torquato Cruz, T. Qhotsokoane
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

This report aggregates the voices of 6,000 Kenyan farmers interviewed between June 2020 and May 2021. They relate their lived experience during the Covid-19 pandemic and how livelihoods were adversely affected by supply chain disruptions and government lockdowns. 

Publisher60 Decibels
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Kaur, K. Reberg, T. Adams, V. Aggarwal
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
IB Topics: BoP as supplier
No

This report maps the inclusive business landscape in Tunisia. It provides recommendations for policy makers on improving the framework conditions for Inclusive Business in the country. 

PublisherUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Business Call to Action (BCtA)
Publish Date
AuthorA. B. Khouja, L. T. de Aguiar, M. D. Sfia
LanguageFrench
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Tunisia
IB Topics:
Sector
No