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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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The authors aim to catalyze a competitive marketplace of companies providing smallholder farmers with a choice of affordable, inclusive and high-quality services. For this they are building a common understanding of the key barriers and opportunities for providing smallholders tailored, high-quality services at scale, coupled with advice, technical assistance and de-risking finance to pilot new business models and partnerships.

PublisherFarmfit IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative
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AuthorB. Isenberg, J. Bolton, O. Baruffa, W. Okolo, W. van Monsjou
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
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Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN) was set up by Grow Asia in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Myanmar to improve the competitiveness of the country’s agricultural sector and uplift the livelihoods of Myanmar’s farmers. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership's Working Groups.

PublisherGrow Asia
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
No

Grow Asia is a unique multi-stakeholder partnership platform that brings together farmers, governments, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders in Southeast Asia to lift the productivity, profitability and environmental sustainability of smallholder agriculture in the region. This report outlines goals and key activities of Grow Asia in 2019.

PublisherGrow Asia
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
No

The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) was formally launched in 2015 by the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture and Grow Asia. PPSA serves as a multi-stakeholder platform to engage smallholder farmers and market players towards socio-economic growth and competitive advantage. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership.

PublisherGrow Asia
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Philippines
No
The Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture Vietnam (PSAV) was set up to strengthen partnerships among government and the private sector. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the taskforce that has been facilitated by Grow Asia.
PublisherGrow Asia
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Vietnam
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PISAgro was initiated in 2012 by seven private companies in Indonesia. Part of the Grow Asia network, PISAgro seeks to provide an innovative, multistakeholder model for addressing the nation's agricultural challenges in a sustainable manner while improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership.

PublisherGrow Asia
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
No

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
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AuthorA. Menden (née Krämer), C. Pirzer, I. von Blomberg, N. van der Vleuten
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

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
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AuthorS. Heinz
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
IB Topics: Partnerships
No

So far, large companies have mainly developed - or ‘built’ - new inclusive business initiatives inside their existing business. This paper explores when buying inclusive business externally - through Corporate Impact Venturing (CIV) - makes sense. It also explains how CIV can be set up, and which partners can provide support. The outlook provides recommendations on how to further facilitate investments into inclusive businesses.

PublisherEndeva
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AuthorA. Schmidt, C. Tewes-Gradl, L. Sinha, M. Leahy-Wright
LanguageEnglish
No

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
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AuthorA. Marra, D. Salazar, M. Rizwanullah
LanguageEnglish
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