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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Acceleration in Central America
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The Entrepreneurship Database Program collects information from entrepreneurs when they apply to accelerator programs. These entrepreneurs, both those selected and not selected, are then surveyed annually to gather valuable follow-up data. This report summarizes application data collected from ventures operating in Central America that applied to participating accelerator programs between 2013 and 2018.

PublisherThe Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Sector
No
Impact investing with a gender lens in Latin America
54

This report summarizes information gathered from 48 Impact Investors and entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders in Latin America - primarily members of the ANDE network- as well as 254 firms that comprise their portfolios. It includes information from surveys and key informant interviews with 24 Impact Investors and entrepreneurial ecosystem actors. This report highlights that while it is clear that gender equality is good for business and good for development, Impact Investors in Latin America are still only in the early stages of embedding this focus in their investment process and activities.

PublisherValue for Women, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
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AuthorC. Lazarte, D. Moctezuma, L. Marquez
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Sector
No
Farmer and Local Trader-Led Service Delivery Models
44

A successful service delivery model creates value both for farmers and the service provider. This joint report analyzes 10 borrowers in Root Capital’s loan portfolio, exploring the impact and economic sustainability of their farmer extension services. It also identifies opportunities for improving and scaling these services to support farmers.

Publisher
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AuthorI. van der Velden
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: BoP as supplier
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
El panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina: Tendencias 2016 & 2017
38

El informe ofrece una instantánea actualizada del creciente panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina. Provee información sobre la actividad de inversión de impacto en la región, incluyendo un desglose por sector, país, tamaño de la operación y etapa y compara este progreso con los años 2014 y 2015. Concluye con las expectativas de los inversores para los años 2018 y 2019.

Publisher
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Author
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No
The impact investing landscape in Latin America: Trends 2016 & 2017
38

The report offers an updated snapshot of the growing landscape of impact investing in Latin America. It shares insight about impact investment activity in the region—including a breakdown by sector, country, deal size, and stage—and compares this progress to 2014 and 2015. It concludes with investors’ expectations for 2018 and 2019.

Publisher
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No
Inclusive Waste Management in Peru
45

With the support of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, this report seeks to do this by examining the legal framework that provides the foundation for progress and future growth, the key actors and their roles within the supply chain, and the best opportunities to invest in the growth and formalization of enterprises operating in the recycled waste sector in Peru. The conclusion of this report identifies significant opportunity to transform the waste management sector in Peru by engaging key actors who are well-positioned to strengthen the recycling and waste management sector as a whole while expanding new market and microenterprise opportunities. 

Publisher
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Peru
IB Topics: BoP as customer
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management
No
Acceleration in Mexico: Early impacts on Mexican ventures
14

This report summarizes application and follow-up data collected from ventures that applied to participating Entrepreneurship Database Program accelerators between 2013 and 2016. This report provides a first look at the short-term impacts of accelerator program participation on commercial performance. 

PublisherGlobal Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Mexico
Sector
No
Alliances for Action: Jamaican coconut value chains - Investment Prospectus scoping for smallholder and agri-rural SME…
37

The aim of this study is to identify potential investment solutions to mobilize finance for Jamaican coconut value chains, particularly those involving smallholders and MSMEs.

PublisherInternational Trade Centre (ITC)
Publish Date
AuthorT. Havemann
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Jamaica
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Accelerating Measurement within impact investing: Five critical lessons
10

This case study gives advice to impact investors and investees on new and emerging methods to strengthen their impact measurement practices. The case tracks the WDI team as it pilot-tested a new impact measurement framework with three social enterprises in Nicaragua, Brazil and Peru. The case also provides recommendations to improve the impact measurement practices of investors, as well as the enterprises they support.

Publisher
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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil, Nicaragua, Peru
IB Topics:
Sector
No
Driving Innovations in Smallholder Engagement
57

This report presents findings and best practices from idh's innovating partners with regards to empowering farmers through service delivery, while generating sustainable returns to their businesses. Learn more about their models’ drivers of farmer resilience, cost reduction and financial sustainability.  And get inspired, by service models helping millions of smallholder farmers out of poverty, in often remote areas and developing economies around the globe.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorI. van der Velden
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
SectorAgriculture or Food
No