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.

Publication language

Database: Publications

Displaying 1 - 10 of 43
view as:
Byte by Byte: Policy Innovation for Transforming Africa's Food System with Digital Technologies
80

Commendable progress has been made across many parts of Africa over the past years to increase agricultural productivity, reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, create new employment opportunities for young people and improve the livelihoods of rural communities. Yet, demographic change, urbanization, shifting diets and climatic changes mean that pressure is growing on food systems to make more food and more varied and nutritious food available and accessible.  How African countries position themselves to harness and deploy digital technologies will determine the future competitiveness of African agriculture and its contribution to African economies.

The current report — Byte by byte: policy innovation for transforming Africa’s food system with digital technologies— summarizes the key findings of a systematic analysis of what seven African countries at the forefront of progress on digitalization of the agriculture sector have done right. It analyzes which institutional and policy innovations were implemented and which actions by the private sector and agtech start-ups were taken to increase the development and use of digital tools and services in the agriculture value chain. The objective of this report is to identify interventions that work and benefit farmers and other actors in the value chain and recommend options for policy and program innovation that allow countries to develop a digitalization ecosystem in which digital technologies and services can be developed and used to foster growth and competitiveness in Africa’s agriculture value chains. 

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Off-grid solar. A growth engine for jobs
21

The off-grid solar energy industry is generating thousands of jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia. GOGLA's latest report Off-Grid Solar. A Growth Engine for Jobs estimates the sector currently supports 370,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs across these four regions. With investments and the right policies, the off-grid solar sector could create 1.3 million FTE jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia by 2022.

PublisherVivid Economics, GOGLA, GIZ
Publish Date
Author
Language
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
SectorEnergy
No
Scaling up MENA SMEs
40

This report identifies the value of and support necessary to assist SMEs in scaling up in their local markets across the Middle East and North Africa. It further identifies priority support areas for policymakers including business fundamentals, business propellers, demand creators and country readiness that, when appropriately addressed, can propel local economic growth.

PublisherStrategy& Middle East, Endeavor
Publish Date
AuthorA. Klat, M. Makki, M. Rizk
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Sector
No
Upscaling of inclusive business models
14

This publications summarises key learning from the Strategic Advisory Service (SAS) programme to support the scaling up of 15 inclusive business (IB) models along the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) value chain in Egypt.

PublisheriBAN, Global CAD
Publish Date
AuthorA. Schmidt, F. Casado, R. Elebrashi, S. Friedrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Egypt
SectorRetail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
Yes
Case Study: Educating students for jobs, stability, and growth
24

Luminus Education is committed to transforming technical and vocational education (TVET) in Jordan and advancing the Education 4 Employment philosophy. Based in the region with the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, Luminus offers high-quality, market-oriented programs and recognizes that equipping Jordanian youth with vocational skills is important for both economic and security reasons. 

PublisherInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)
Publish Date
AuthorK. Mignano, P. Baptista
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Jordan
SectorEducation
No
Imagine Africa 2030: Technologies that will shape Africa's tomorrow. Visual executive summary
18

The report predicts a major economic transformation for Africa and the need for a new economic growth model. It emphasizes the critical role of emerging technologies in helping Africa to overcome its old development challenges and to provide water security, low carbon energy security, food security, healthcare, education and financial inclusion at the BoP. As the most promising technologies to address those challenges Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Robotics and 3D Printing technology are identified.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
IB Topics:
Sector
No
Africa competitive report 2017
179

The publication reports that the ability of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies to generate enough jobs for its young and growing population rests on the successful implementation of urgent reforms to boost productivity.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorThe African Development Bank, World Bank Group, World Economic Forum
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics:
Sector
No
Gender, poverty and environmental indicators on African countries 2017
308

This volume is divided into three main parts. Part I reveals the progress being made by African countries toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part II presents cross-country comparative indicators for gender (section 1), poverty (section 2), and the environment (section 3). Part III provides more detailed data on each of these three themes across each of the 54 African countries.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
IB Topics:
Sector
No
Economic benefits of open data in Africa
44

Recent studies have suggested that open data policies could deliver significant economic benefits for both developed and developing countries. The African Development Bank has spearheaded the promotion and facilitation of open data policies in Africa. In 2012, when the implementation of the open data approach was still in its infancy in many countries, the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank launched the Africa Information Highway (AIH) initiative. This provided a data publishing platform for all its 54 African regional member countries. This paper was commissioned as a subsequent stage of this work.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
IB Topics:
Sector
No
2Scale: Attracting the youth to agribusiness
8

This paper provides examples of how 2SCALE tackled youth inclusion in its partnerships. 2SCALE has been experimenting with various options to support young producers and entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector. Making agriculture interesting to youth requires making it attractive and remunerative by having access to land, finance and technologies in order to modernise. Besides production another alternative for youth inclusion was explored: specialised service delivery to value chain actors.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorT. Ogunsanmi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
No