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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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Social impact investment 2019: The impact imperative for sustainable development
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This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on Social Impact Investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state of play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments. Importantly, it provides new guidance for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries, as well as providers of development co-operation, development financers, social impact investment practitioners and the private sector more broadly, to help them maximise the contribution of social impact investing to the 2030 Agenda. In particular, it provides four sets of recommendations on financing, innovation, data and policy for delivering on the “impact imperative” of financing sustainable development.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Results Measurement and Impact
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A Resource for Structuring Blended Finance Vehicles
11

Blended finance is a strategy that combines capital with different levels of risk in order to catalyze risk-adjusted, market-rate-seeking financing into impact investments. The Blended Finance Working Group identified a number of challenges that arise in structuring blended finance investments. This resource is divided into three sections. Each section includes a downloadable list of key considerations and questions aimed to ensure stakeholders are aware of each other’s motivations and expectations in engaging in a blended finance structure; and links to blended finance case study examples to demonstrate the range of ways each catalytic tool can be leveraged in  blended finance structures.
 

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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
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Evaluation of Sida´s Global Challenge Funds: Lessons From a Decade Long Journey
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This publications shares lessons learnt from the implementation of 10 global Challenge Funds supported by Sida. It reviewed Sida’s rationale and underlying assumptions for the use of this modality in development cooperation, and identified best practices for Challenge Fund design and management. The experience from the 10 Challenge Funds is that intensively managed funds, with a more hands-on approach, had a greater degree of success in ensuring sustainable development outcomes than the lighter touch funds.

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AuthorIPE Triple Line
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
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Supporting Innovation in Inclusive Business in Myanmar
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The DaNa Facility issued a call for grants through its Business Innovation Window (BIW) in August 2017 to catalyse private sector investment and innovation, and develop inclusive business models in Myanmar by selecting 10-12 organisations to support through matching grant funding. The BIW issued 11 grants in early 2018, ranging in value from £150,000 to £750,000. This case study presents early lessons learned. 

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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Environmental Impact, Finance for Inclusive Business, Gender, innovation
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Impact investing market map
112

The Impact investing market map, provides three basic but crucial benefits to the impact investing industry: (1) a common definition of a thematic investment that is aligned with at least one international organisation, global market leader and/or data provider; (2) basic criteria that explain a theme in practical terms, including thematic and financial conditions to identify specific businesses and investments aligned with the definition provided;  (3) a list of KPIs used by the impact investing community to track and assess the environmental and social performance of a specific theme.

PublisherPrinciples for Responsible Investing (PRI)
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AuthorK. A. Morriesen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
SectorAgriculture or Food, Education, Energy, Financial Services, Health, Housing or Construction, Water, Sanitation or Waste Management
The landscape for impact investing in Southeast Asia
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The report provides deep insight into the three most active markets in the region: Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and a broader regional overview of the remaining eight countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. The report also outlines challenges and opportunities for impact investors, provides details about gender lens investing activity in the region, and analyses political and economic factors that may inform investment decisions in each country.

PublisherThe Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Intellectual Advisory Services (Intellecap), Investing in Women
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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Gender, Impact Investing
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Strengthening Social Businesses Through Venture Philanthropy
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This collaboration between YSB and BCG looks at how Venture Philanthropists have a unique opportunity to shape the future of social business. The report outlines a methodology to help Venture Philanthropists maximise the social impact of their investments, by analysing the type of data they are measuring their success with, as well as the quality of non-financial support they can provide.

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AuthorB. Müller, D. Beal, F. Uekermann, K. Hitschke, L. Fratesi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Capacity Building, Finance for Inclusive Business
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Inclusive business financing: Where commercial opportunity and sustainability converge
108

IB financing as an investment and policy tool is a nascent tool with a promising but inconsistent track record in generating positive financial, economic, social, and environmental returns. Given the nexus binding exclusion, poverty, inequality, and resource consumption, this report argues that IB financing matters.

PublisherCredit Suisse, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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AuthorN. Beckwith
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Policy and Government
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Critical capital for African agri-food SMEs
60

The findings of this study indicate a strong need for risk capital for agri-food SMEs in Africa. The case studies show that agri-food SMEs need assistance in business strategy development, governance and management, as well as operations and marketing. 

PublisherAgriProFocus, ICCO Cooperation and Rabobank Foundation
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AuthorB. van Manen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Zambia
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business
SectorAgriculture or Food
Scale Up! Entrepreneurs´ Guide to Investment in Nigeria
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In cooperation with various financing partners Make-IT publishes guides to investment in Kenya and Nigeria explaining funding instruments, investor types and the different stages of raising capital. In addition, they give a brief overview of the specific investment scene. The guides also contain of a detailed investor directory giving detailed information on more than 60 investors and financing partners.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, scale
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