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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The impact of Development Finance Institutions
86

This rapid evidence assessment examines and synthesises the evidence base on the development impact of DFI investment. The objective is to strengthen DFID’s understanding of the critical assumptions underpinning its private sector development (PSD) theory of change to inform future PSD programming decisions. In particular, this rapid evidence assessment looks at what the current evidence tells us about DFI investment impacts on: incomes access to goods and services; distributional impacts (specifically poverty, gender, youth and quality jobs).

Publisher Department for International Development
Publish Date
AuthorA. Lemma, M. Gouett, R. Calleja, S. Attridge
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Acceleration in Central America
22

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
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
The State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia
114

This study provides an insight into social enterprise in Malaysia, including an estimate of the scale and scope of the sector. It assesses existing policies that are relevant to social enterprise and analyses how these have been implemented.This study is based on quantitative information obtained from a total of 132 survey respondents across Malaysia.

PublisherBritish Council, United Nations ESCAP, the Malaysian Ministry of Entrepreneur Development, Yayasan Hasanah
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Malaysia
IB Topics: Policy and Government , Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Poverty and the new economy: The promise of shared value and inclusive business
22

The New Economy includes new types of “social purpose” businesses and organizations such as social enterprises. At the same time, new types of inclusive businesses practices are emerging that generate social value through their normal business operations. This can include both internal practices such as living wage policies or external practices such as social procurement. This report provides an overview of these emerging business forms and practices and their associated impacts. The report also reflects questions such as: What are the barriers or enablers that would prevent or support greater adoption of inclusive business practices? What are the barriers or enablers that would prevent or support greater collaboration among stakeholders and organizations committed to growing the new economy?

PublisherCanadian Poverty Institute, Ambrose University
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Inclusive business models and strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Social impact investment 2019: The impact imperative for sustainable development
242

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.

Publisher
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
The GSMA mAgri Value Chain Assessment Tool
26

The focus of the tool is providing instructions, recommendations and examples to help analyse value chains for poverty reduction. The VCAT is primarily aimed at providers of digital financial services seeking to develop a better rural growth strategy, including mobile operators and other non-MNO mobile money providers. The tool would also be useful for AgTech companies and other digital agriculture implementers working to digitise the last mile.

PublisherGSMA, UKaid
Publish Date
AuthorP. Loukos
LanguageEnglish
Region/Country
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
The importance of impact measurement and management (IMM) in small and growing business (SGB) support
28

The booklet highlights the importance of impact measurement and management (IMM) in small and growing business support, drawing on stories from members of ANDE South Africa's Metrics Learning Lab. It highlights their measurement approaches, impact successes and their learnings in impact measurement. The booklet also shares conversations that have been taking place at the Metrics Learning Lab to encourage further dialogue in the sector and foster a greater commitment to IMM amongst SGB support organizations.

PublisherGenesis Analytics, Impact Amplifier
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
IB Topics: Capacity building, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
World Hope Impact Evaluation
48
World Hope International provides low-cost greenhouses to farmers in Sierra Leone and Mozambique. This report encompasses the monitoring and evaluation of the greenhouses installed in Mozambique’s Gaza and Maputo provinces. With the greenhouses, farmers can grow crops faster and all year round, using less water and fewer seeds. Crops and seedlings grown in the greenhouses are of better quality and have greater chances for survival, because the greenhouses protect the plants from weather variations and pests. Farmers had an overall positive attitude towards the greenhouses and 87 percent of those interviewed plan to continue using them.
PublisherSecuring Water for Food (SWFF)
Publish Date
AuthorL. Capuano
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Innovation, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Evaluation of Sida´s Global Challenge Funds: Lessons From a Decade Long Journey
162

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.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorIPE Triple Line
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Women’s economic empowerment and inclusive business: Opportunities for growth and impact
36

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
Sector
No