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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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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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Publish Date
AuthorIPE Triple Line
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
Women’s economic empowerment and inclusive business: Opportunities for growth and impact
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The report intends to provide companies with critical insights and practical guidance on how inclusive business can play a more significant role in making women’s economic empowerment a reality. It lists seven areas of action that have potential for significant long-term economic benefits for both businesses and the global economy. 

PublisherBusiness Call to Action (BCtA)
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AuthorN. Vali, P. Pelaez, S. Casserly
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender, Inclusive Business Models and Strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
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Powering opportunity: The economic impact of off-grid solar
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This report from GOGLA brings positive news that households using small scale-solar power in East Africa are reporting a rise in economic activity, with improvement in income and job opportunities. It demonstrates the economic benefits of off-grid solar power in the developing world. Nearly 60% of off-grid solar owners undertake more economic activity within just three months of using a solar home system as they work longer, start businesses or get a new job.

PublisherGOGLA, Altai Consulting
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AuthorE. de Dinechin, G. de Chorivit, O. Reynolds, S. Wheeldon
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Environmental Impact, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorEnergy
Accelerating the flow of funds into early-stage ventures: An initial look at program differences and design choices
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The third major report from GALI examines the ability of accelerators to drive funds into participating ventures and explores which programmatic choices correspond with superior outcomes. The report shows that in a sample of 52 accelerators, the average flow of incremental funds into participating ventures is significantly greater than the average that flows into rejected ventures. In the majority (but not all) of these programs, this difference exceeds the reported cost of running the program. These superior funding outcomes are accomplished in different ways; many programs are most effective at stimulating revenue growth, while others are best at increasing the supply of outside equity investment. Given these differences in program efficacy and different paths to funding success, we then examine how specific program choices correspond with the ability to drive funds into participating ventures.

PublisherGlobal Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)
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AuthorA. Davidson, G. Edens, P. W. Roberts, S. Lall
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
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ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide
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The Thomson Reuters Foundation's work in Southeast Asia continues to prove that social entrepreneurs are at the forefront of driving change and creating social impact. The legal structure that social entrepreneurs choose for their venture can have a significant bearing on their ability to achieve social change. The guide identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each structure and sets out the relevant registration procedures, regulatory and governance considerations, tax treatment as well as finance and fundraising options – an understanding of all of this is so crucial to ensuring the sustainability, good governance and success of a social venture. 

Publisher
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
IB Topics: Inclusive Business Models and Strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
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SDG Sector Roadmaps
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This publication lays out a step-by-step process that companies from the same sector can follow to explore, articulate and realize a common vision towards realization of the SDGs. This framework leads companies through a process of establishing their sector's current level of interaction with the SDGs throughout the value chain; identifying the sector's most significant opportunities for impact; and establishing key action items and monitoring systems in order to chart a course towards the sector's 2030 vision.

PublisherWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development
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AuthorJ. Gomme, U. Jungermann
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
The Impact Toolkit

This digital database was designed to consolidate impact measurement and management resources and allow users to find those that are most relevant to them. It allows investors to tailor a list of fit-for-purpose resources, and is the most comprehensive database of impact-focused systems, methods, indicators, and data in the world. 

PublisherThe Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
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Measuring effectiveness: Roadmap to assessing system-level and SDG investing
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The roadmap helps investors ensure that they are moving beyond generating environmental or social impact through individual market transactions and alignment with broader system-level goals (e.g., the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals), and are also influencing related system-level change. That is, it helps them to answer the following question: How can I measure whether I, as a long- term institutional investor, have contributed to promoting the long-term wealth-creating potential of the environment, society, or the financial system?

PublisherThe Investment Integration Project (TIIP), The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi)
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AuthorJ. Ziegler, S. Lydenberg, W. Burckart
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
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Driving Innovations in Smallholder Engagement
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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.

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AuthorI. van der Velden
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Capacity Building, Results Measurement and Impact, scale
SectorAgriculture or Food