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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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Bai Tushum launched and tested a small-and-medium-sized Enterprise loan delivery mechanism to see if such targeted mechanism would have a positive impact on the number of jobs created. The social performance assessment compared several clients groups namely those who received loans under new delivery channels and those who did not. 1) We find a small weak effect of increase in loan size on job creation, the effect is not always significant. 2) We find a negative effect of client exit on job creation. 3) Other factors such as type of sector are influencing job creation.

PublisherThe ILO's Social Finance Programme
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AuthorR. Gravesteijn
Region/CountryEurope and Central Asia
Kyrgyz Republic

This report analyses 19 specifically commissioned case studies of inclusive businesses in Emerging Europe and Central Asia. It concludes that missing knowledge and skills was the main constraint to success in the region and highlights the role of support organisations. Recommendations for companies, governments, development agencies and civil society organisations to support the growth of the sector are made.

Publish Date
AuthorC. Tewes-Gradl, A.Menden (née Krämer)
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia
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