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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Doing business with the poor - A field guide: Leading journeys of leading companies on the road to sustainable…
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This report provides of a comprehensive review of companies such as GrupoNueva, Suez, Procter & Gamble, Vodafone, SC Johnson and Shell that are aiding economic development and helping low-income communities and families build more secure livelihoods. It describes a number of business models and elaborates on how successful models encompass three elements: a focus on core competencies; partnerships across sectors; and localised value creation.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorEnergy, Housing or Construction, Retail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
No
Regional perspectives on 'Sustainable Livelihoods and Business' - Notes from Regional Dialogues in Argentina…
17

This report presents findings from a series of regional dialogues on sustainable livelihoods and the varying cultural and socio-economic contexts of doing business with the poor in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It elaborates on discussions regarding the motivations of doing business with the poor, understanding market needs and demand, reaching customers, financing investment, providing affordable products, scaling and improving supply chains.

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Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, South Africa
Sector
No
A business guide to development actors: Introducing company managers to the development community
106

This comprehensive guide introduces the business community to potential partners in the development community. It covers two sections 'Exploring where business and development meet' and 'Introducing the development community' which provides 30 business-focused profiles of development organisations.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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Sector
No
HIV/AIDS and Business in Africa and Asia: A Guide to Partnerships
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This guideline presents a framework to assist businesses looking at how to confront HIV/AIDS; it focuses on the initiation and management of cross-sector partnerships and provides two practical partnership examples: Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricite (CIE) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the government of Cote d’Ivoire; and Old Mutual South Africa and Soul City.

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Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Global
South Africa
SectorHealth
No
What Works: n-Logue's Rural Connectivity Model - Deploying Wirelessly Connected Internet Kiosks in Villages…
27

This case study analyses the business model, market segment, successes and challenges, and scalability of n-Logue, a for-profit three tier business model that set up a network of wirelessly connected kiosks in villages through out India, to increase the delivery and access to information-based services.

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AuthorJ. Paul
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, East Asia and Pacific
India
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Sector
No
What Works: Smart Communications, Expanding Networks, Expanding Profits - Providing telecommunications services to low-…
22

This case study analyses the business model, market segment, successes and challenges, potential replicability and scalability of Philippines based Smart Communications which has enabled millions of low-income Filipinos to access communications services through electronic sales of airtime via short message service (SMS) and by reducing the unit size of such sales to as little as US$0.03.

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Publish Date
AuthorS. Smith
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, East Asia and Pacific
Philippines
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Sector
No
Articulación de los pequeños productores con el mercado: limitantes y propuestas para superarlas.
151

Este estudio presenta información conceptual sobre la inserción de pequeños productores agrícolas de Argentina en el mercado, asi mismo desarrolla y explica la situación institucional de estos productores, y realiza un diagnóstico sobre los retos para insertar a los productores en los mercados.

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Publish Date
AuthorC. Carballo, P. Tsakoumagkos, C. Gras, C. Rossi, J. Plano, G. Bramuglia
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Argentina
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Into the Market Manual
140

This manual introduces a framework for market access, building a sustainable business, getting the product right and linking with the market, for trainers who will train staff of small-scale businesses, producer associations and marketing intermediaries.

Publisher
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Investing in people: building the capacity of community development, training and social enterprise practitioners
44

The report explores what models of human capital development exist, where their support comes from, and what the goals are of those models. To improve a community, for example, is it more effective to provide direct assistance to residents, support the development of organizations and institutions that provide services to the community, or develop the capacity of individuals in leadership roles in the community?

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Publish Date
AuthorW. Pitcoff
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No
Supporting women entrepreneurs. The NAPA programme in Quang Binh
5

This brief outlines SNV's 'NAPA' programme in Quang Binh, Vietnam, which aims to promote non-agricultural product activities (NAPA) that can enable its members to earn extra income. It reviews SNV's support to the programme including the set up a microfinance system, and establishing a training system for programme staff and participants; and it outlines the results and development impacts to date.

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AuthorL. Wellen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Vietnam
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Sector
No