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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This Discussion Paper provides examples of how a systems approach can be applied at a city level by looking at two cities – Lusaka, Zambia and Maputo, Mozambique – that have experienced positive change in their on-site sanitation sector over the last decade.

PublisherWater & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), Direcção Nacional de Abastecimento de Água e Saneamento (DNAAS) and Autoridade Reguladora de Água (AURA IP).
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Stokes, R. Renouf, S. Drabble, Y. Abidi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique, Zambia
IB Topics: Urban development
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management
No

Commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, this report presents an analysis of four smallholder support programmes in South Africa.

PublisherNetherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Publish Date
AuthorW. Chamberlain
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
IB Topics: Policy and Government , Results Measurement and Impact, Rural development
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

A range of different partnership models are used in the Grow Asia network. The partnership model used in this case study, the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) presents a leading example of what can be achieved when different sectors work together. Whether you are working in Africa or Asia, on cocoa or rice, the SCPP model provides a useful framework, and some interesting insights into how to build a multi-stakeholder partnership. This study highlights seven key learnings from SCPP that Grow Asia believes are broadly applicable.

PublisherGrow Asia, PISAgro
Publish Date
AuthorS. Heinz
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
IB Topics: Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

This case study looks at the potential value of horticulture for farmers in Tanzania, and the contribution of the seed sector to the growing Tanzanian horticulture sector. It is intended for all those working in horticulture, in Tanzania and elsewhere, to stimulate thought and discussion on how to foster a vibrant sector with widespread benefits.

PublisherWageningen Centre for Development Innovation (Wageningen University & Research)
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Guijt, R. Reuver
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
IB Topics: BoP as customer, BoP as supplier, Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

This publications summarises key learning from the Strategic Advisory Service (SAS) programme to support the scaling up of 15 inclusive business (IB) models along the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) value chain in Egypt.

PublisheriBAN, Global CAD
Publish Date
AuthorA. Schmidt, F. Casado, R. Elebrashi, S. Friedrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Egypt
IB Topics: BoP as customer, BoP as distributor, BoP as supplier, Inclusive business models and strategy, Scale
SectorRetail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
Yes
FutureWater’s ThirdEye was a SWFF-supported infrared flying sensors project that created a group of flying sensors operators equipped with tools to analyze near infrared imagery in order to help farmers to make better decisions concerning the use of their limited resources, such as water, seeds and fertilizers. This report analyses the results obtained by the monitoring and evaluation field intern who conducted an evaluation survey in July and August 2018 in Mozambique, after the project had been active there for 3 years.
PublisherSecuring Water for Food (SWFF)
Publish Date
AuthorA. Kasznar Feghali
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Gender, Innovation
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
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

The aim of this research is to learn more about living wages in a corporate context. Most living wage research that has been conducted so far are in-depth analyses focusing on one particular case. For Eosta, an international importing business with a large product range of organic fruits and vegetables, this detailed research approach is not a feasible option. Accordingly, we decided to conduct a research pilot, focusing on one particular case; Kenyan avocados, and use the learnings and best practices to define a more broadly applicable approach. This study focuses on the case study of organic avocados from Kenya. We partnered with one of our Kenyan exporters to map the supply chain and research current wages

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Publish Date
AuthorN. van Schouwenburg
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

This publication documents the success stories of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards finalists and nominees from various sectors across the region. It aims to inspire companies to embrace change and innovation in their corporate culture. The case studies presented can serve as a guide for other emerging inclusive businesses.

PublisherPhilippine Board of Investments (BOI)
Publish Date
AuthorA. H. Hermoso, L. Cordova Jr., P. D. Tablizo
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food, Financial Services, Health, Tourism
No

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA), IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative and Business for Social Responsibility have invested in gender interventions on Ethiopian floriculture farms within the Empowering the Source program.

Together with our partner Fair & Sustainable Consulting, we conducted research to test that gender interventions in Ethiopian flower farms have lead to satisfied workers leading to improved performance of the business. This is the full report.

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Publish Date
AuthorA. Abebe, H.Tesfaye, J. Ling, J. Schneemann
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Ethiopia
IB Topics: Gender
SectorAgriculture or Food
No