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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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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
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Malaysia
IB Topics: Policy and Government , Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
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.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Results Measurement and Impact
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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
World Hope Impact Evaluation
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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
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.

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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
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
Naireeta Services Evaluation
34
The Bhungroo system helps smallholder farmers harvest rainwater throughout the monsoon season so they can use it during the dry season. This report details monitoring and evaluation of the recent installation of 52 Bhungroo systems among the poorest smallholder farmers of Harij in Gujarat’s Patan district.
PublisherSecuring Water for Food (SWFF)
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AuthorN. Orentlicher
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySouth Asia
India
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food, Water, Sanitation or Waste Management
Powering opportunity: The economic impact of off-grid solar
43

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
46

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
242

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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