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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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Papua New Guinea - Grow PNG
8

Grow PNG (Papua New Guinea) was launched in 2019, bringing together business leaders, policy makers and farmers to unlock sector growth, supporting new livelihood opportunities for farming families. This brief outlines goals and key activities of the country partnership that has been facilitated by Grow Asia.

PublisherGrow Asia
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Papua New Guinea
SectorAgriculture or Food
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
Sector
No
Scaling social business through design thinking
39

This report covers SPRING Acccelerator's learning so that other accelerators, programmes, donors and ecosystem-builders can build on their experience to better support businesses to innovate for impact. SPRING broke up their learning into four sub-themes: the human-centred design process, business models for girl impact, accelerator design and investment. 

PublisherSPRING, fuseproject
Publish Date
AuthorR. Haynie
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda
SectorHealth, Water, Sanitation or Waste Management
No
Working with smallholders: A handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains
96

The purpose of this handbook is to enable the development of more sustainable, resilient and productive supply chains for agribusinesses and to illustrate the substantial development impact. Smallholder farmers are both an opportunity and a challenge for food and agribusiness companies. Many firms source from smallholders or are actively seeking to source from them. Yet the development and strengthening of smallholder supply chains remains a key challenge for many IFC agribusiness clients. Working with Smallholders handbook compiles innovative solutions and cutting-edge ideas for these challenges. The handbook incorporates a diverse collection of hands-on case studies from across the world regions covering wide variety of agribusiness sectors.

PublisherInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Green and inclusive business toolbox: Promoting green and inclusive business models in development cooperation…
128

The Green and Inclusive Business (GIB) Toolbox provides assistance for supporting companies at all different stages of business development. Firstly, start-ups can be supported in designing their business model in a green and/or inclusive way. Secondly, existing SMEs and large companies can adopt GIB models, for example by integrating small-scale producers into their value chains or adapting their products to new target groups. Thirdly, already existing GIB models can be scaled up for a greater outreach and development impact. From Costa Rica to Yemen, from regional to global level – this new toolbox contains 21 tried-and-tested tools, which have been developed to support green and inclusive business models in development cooperation.

PublisherDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (2880)
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No
Scaling up MENA SMEs
40

This report identifies the value of and support necessary to assist SMEs in scaling up in their local markets across the Middle East and North Africa. It further identifies priority support areas for policymakers including business fundamentals, business propellers, demand creators and country readiness that, when appropriately addressed, can propel local economic growth.

PublisherStrategy& Middle East, Endeavor
Publish Date
AuthorA. Klat, M. Makki, M. Rizk
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Sector
No
The importance of impact measurement and management (IMM) in small and growing business (SGB) support
28

The booklet highlights the importance of impact measurement and management (IMM) in small and growing business support, drawing on stories from members of ANDE South Africa's Metrics Learning Lab. It highlights their measurement approaches, impact successes and their learnings in impact measurement. The booklet also shares conversations that have been taking place at the Metrics Learning Lab to encourage further dialogue in the sector and foster a greater commitment to IMM amongst SGB support organizations.

PublisherGenesis Analytics, Impact Amplifier
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Sector
No
Minimising the risk of negative market distortions in private sector engagement
20

While private sector engagement strategies typically try to distort markets in positive ways to bring about pro-poor change, negative distortions may still arise if interventions are poorly designed or implemented. This report reviews how PSE interventions may give rise to negative market distortions, in three areas.

PublisherDCED
Publish Date
AuthorC.Tewes-Gradl, I. von Blomberg, J. Scholl
Language
No
The Role of Business in Education and Training for Sustainable Development
32

This report is primarily written for business and its role in supporting education and the SDGs. It is also meant to support the education community and other organisations with a stake in advancing education and training for sustainable development. The report shares a selection of good practice examples and insights that are intended to help raise awareness, spark new ideas and inspire more opportunities for collaboration. The project was led by Business Fights Poverty, Pearson, Arizona State University and PRME, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorEducation
No
Strengthening Social Businesses Through Venture Philanthropy
5

This collaboration between YSB and BCG looks at how Venture Philanthropists have a unique opportunity to shape the future of social business. The report outlines a methodology to help Venture Philanthropists maximise the social impact of their investments, by analysing the type of data they are measuring their success with, as well as the quality of non-financial support they can provide.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorB. Müller, D. Beal, F. Uekermann, K. Hitschke, L. Fratesi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No