Publication database

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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Pricing quality: Cost drivers and value add in the off-grid solar sector
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Non-quality verified offgrid solar products have a market share of about 71 %. Healthy competition is good for customers, but a race to the bottom will not serve anyone. This report identifies main cost drivers in the provision of quality products and services and comes up with suggestions how policymakers can narrow the price gap with non-quality products.

PublisherGOGLA, Hystra, iBAN
Publish Date
AuthorA. Boyer, J. Charbit Dunoyer, L. Klarsfeld McGrath
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
SectorEnergy
Yes
What do impact investors really want?
5

Impact investors can help inclusive businesses to scale and create even greater impact by providing financing solutions such as equity and debt. That is their mandate, and they are constantly on the search of great businesses to invest in. But many early-stage businesses remain unclear on what impact investors are really looking for, and lack experience regarding the investment process. This tool explores the question “what do impact investors really want and provides practical guidance. 

PublisherInnovations Against Poverty, SNV, BoP Innovation Center, Inclusive Business Sweden
Publish Date
AuthorM. Debelak
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No
Last Mile Distribution: state of the sector report
60

Last mile distributors (LMDs) are primarily dedicated to getting beneficial products, including solar lights, water filters, nutrition products and improved cooking solutions to underserved areas. However, they face difficulties in reaching last mile consumers. The“Last Mile Distribution: State of the sector report” presents data and insights and provides tangible recommendations for stakeholders on how to engage with and support the sector.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorEnergy, Retail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
No
Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit
12
This report presents the main messages of the Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit that took place on 1 November 2019 in Bangkok. As a result of efforts to promote inclusive business at the ASEAN and national levels, the majority of ASEAN Member States are engaging actively in inclusive business policy development. ASEAN leaders have commended and encouraged governments and private sector actors to continue promoting inclusive business, as stated in the ASEAN Chairman’s Statement of the 35th ASEAN Summit. A framework for the development of effective inclusive business policy instruments has emerged through the experience of frontrunner countries, highlighting eight strategic areas of inclusive business promotion.
PublisherOSMEP Thailand, United Nations ESCAP, iBAN, ASEAN BAC
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Sector
No
Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains
114

This report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the ILO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), under the aegis of Alliance 8.7. It is the first attempt by international organizations to measure child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.

PublisherAlliance 8.7
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Global, South Asia
IB Topics: SDGs, Youth
Sector
No
Profiting from parity
104

Women play a key role in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where women make up the majority of those who are entrepreneurs. However, a range of impediments render women’s businesses less productive and having fewer employees than those owned by men. This new report seeks to focus attention on the challenges that Africa’s women entrepreneurs face and identify practical solutions. The report draws on new, high-quality, household and firm level data to present the clearest evidence to date about the barriers to growth and profitability faced by women entrepreneurs.The report offers policy makers evidencebased guidance on designing programs to target multiple obstacles and improve the performance of women entrepreneurs.  

PublisherWorld Bank
Publish Date
Authoret al., F. Campos
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Benin, Congo, Republic Democratic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Uganda
IB Topics: Gender
Sector
No
ASEAN Integration Report 2019
202

The ASEAN Integration Report is a flagship publication of the ASEAN Integration Monitoring Directorate of the ASEAN Secretariat and is published periodically. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive assessment of progress and achievements in ASEAN economic integration since the adoption of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 in 2015. Chapter 3 references inclusive business as a key approach to achieve "a resilient, inclusive, people-oriented, and people-centred ASEAN".

PublisherThe ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Sector
No
Advancing Enabling Policy Environments for Inclusive Businesses in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
74

The report highlights several policy actions and experiences of frontrunners on inclusive business as a potential blueprint for other countries in the region. It takes stock of the progress made and maps public-private collaborations that can further support inclusive business in ASEAN. For instance, in Cambodia, the government is currently considering a national framework – the Inclusive Business Enabling Environment for Cambodia Strategy. In Malaysia, inclusive business has been included in the National Entrepreneurship Policy (DKN2030).

PublisherASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME), United Nations ESCAP, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Sector
Yes
Myanmar agriculture network
28

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
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Grow Asia report on progress
24

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
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
SectorAgriculture or Food
No