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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 DaNa Facility issued a call for grants through its Business Innovation Window (BIW) in August 2017 to catalyse private sector investment and innovation, and develop inclusive business models in Myanmar by selecting 10-12 organisations to support through matching grant funding. The BIW issued 11 grants in early 2018, ranging in value from £150,000 to £750,000. This case study presents early lessons learned. 

Publisher
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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
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We are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business-as-usual. There are real benefits to be seen in terms of new jobs, economic savings, competitiveness and market opportunities, and improved well-being for people worldwide.

PublisherGlobal Commission on the Economy and Climate
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This report from GOGLA brings positive news that households using small scale-solar power in East Africa are reporting a rise in economic activity, with improvement in income and job opportunities. It demonstrates the economic benefits of off-grid solar power in the developing world. Nearly 60% of off-grid solar owners undertake more economic activity within just three months of using a solar home system as they work longer, start businesses or get a new job.

PublisherGOGLA, Altai Consulting
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AuthorE. de Dinechin, G. de Chorivit, O. Reynolds, S. Wheeldon
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
SectorEnergy
No

This report reveals the magnitude of the gender gap in mobile internet use across low- and middle-income countries, as well as highlighting the persistent gender disparity in mobile ownership and the barriers to ownership and use. Findings from this report are based on the results of over 25,000 face-to-face surveys commissioned by GMA Intelligence across 23 low- and middle-income countries, and subsequent modelling and analysis of this survey data.

PublisherGSMA
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AuthorO. Rowntree
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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Case study on Belle Verte, an ecoinclusive enterprise, which provides innovative waste management solutions and raises awareness on the problem of increased waste in Mauritius. 

PublisherSEED
Publish Date
AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
No

Case study on WASHKing. The company aims to eradicate open defecation and poor sanitation in low-income urban communities in Accra, Ghana. To achieve this, WASHKing designs, supplies and installs affordable, eco-friendly bio digester toilets in poor urban households. 

PublisherSEED
Publish Date
AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
No

Case study on Unique Quality Product Enterprise (UQE). UQE's business model is based on a market-leading approach to promote the production and processing of the cereal grain fonio. Fonio was once a major food crop across West Africa and is known for is nutritional value, taste and adaptability to local climate and soil conditions. However, the introduction of rice and other cereal crops largely replaced fonio. UQE believes in fonio’s commercial potential and identified community members who were still growing the crop for local consumption. The enterprise engaged with local landholders and wider communities to gain access to infertile, unused land for women farmers. UQE promotes the expansion and harvesting of fonio crops using traditional methods. 

PublisherSEED
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AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
No

Case study on the Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE), an eco-inclusive enterprise that provides a agricultural services to smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods. YICE has trained a group of farm agents to act as YICE representatives and community leaders. Innovative mobile technology provides smallholder farmers with access to key information on trainings, quality farm inputs,  and fair market prices for produce.  YICE aims to use this information and the provision of microloans to empower the local community to make better, more informed decisions at various levels of the farming value chain.

PublisherSEED
Publish Date
AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
No

Case study on Sahelia Solar, an eco-inclusive enterprise that specialises in the design and supply of a range of solar energy systems. Sahelia Solar operates in three main sectors; residential, commercial and industrial, and offers both pre-pay and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) models. The product range comprises solar back-up systems as an alternative energy source for customers who are already connected to the national energy network, solar kits for rural and remote communities who require night-time lighting, and solar hot water systems.

PublisherSEED
Publish Date
AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Burkina Faso
SectorEnergy
No

Case study on Safi Organics, one of the largest producers of rice in Kenya. The company aims to reverse declining agricultural yields, improve the income and food security of local farmers, and provide opportunities for local youth. Safi Organics created an agricultural value chain from the local organic waste stream. Using an open source technology, the enterprise produces valuable agricultural inputs such as fertiliser and soil treatments designed to meet local conditions.  Waste rice husk is collected from farmers and processed into bio char, the bio char is then stored, processed, and a local enzyme is added to enable microbial growth. The fertiliser and soil treatments are sold back to the farmers directly or through agents. 

PublisherSEED
Publish Date
AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
No