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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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This article discusses how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world. It discusses the four consumer tiers, the 'invisible' opportunity presented and new strategies for serving the Bottom of the Pyramid.

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AuthorC.K. Prahalad, S. Hart
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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No

Este documento presenta una guía introductoria hacia las cadenas de valor, su funcionamiento, composición, y sus razones de éxito o fracaso. Esto lo hace mediante cuatro casos del sector agrícola, departamental y de servicios.

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Publish Date
AuthorD. Iglesias
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryGlobal
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No

This paper examines the functions and flaws of existing microinsurance products available in Burkina Faso and their alignment with the needs of local SMEs. It further provides direct input into the ILO's initiative to develop a microinsurance best-practice manual for MFIs.

PublisherThe ILO's Social Finance Programme
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AuthorA. Ido, M. Aliber
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Burkina Faso
No

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the Philippines have created innovative mechanisms to address the financing needs of low-income families and entrepreneurs. Most recently, some MFIs have begun experimenting with microinsurance as means of reducing their clients’ vulnerability to a range of risks. To learn about these nascent activities, this study maps the microinsurance landscape and establishes knowledge on the regulatory framework for insurance in Philippines; identifies the details of microinsurance operations; and examine the demand for insurance by micro and small enterprises (MSEs).

PublisherThe ILO's Social Finance Programme
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AuthorC. Lomboy, E. A. Barbin, E. S. Soriano
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Philippines
No

Based on a survey of 275 clients of a microfinance institution (MFI) in Lusaka. Analyses the economic stresses to which low-income entrepreneurs are vulnerable, examines their coping strategies and assesses the potential demand for microinsurance and other risk-managing financial services such as savings and emergency loans. Discusses the implications for MFIs.

PublisherThe ILO's Social Finance Programme
Publish Date
AuthorC. Churchill, L. Manje
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Zambia
IB Topics: BoP as customer
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