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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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Case Study: Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP)
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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
Seed companies and the Tanzanian horticulture sector
24

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
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Upscaling of inclusive business models
14

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
SectorRetail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
Yes
FutureWater Evaluation
64
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
SectorAgriculture or Food
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
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Living Wages in Practice
43

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

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN. van Schouwenburg
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Impact catalysts
80

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
SectorAgriculture or Food, Financial Services, Health, Tourism
No
Gender Business Case Report – Ethiopian Flowers
83

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.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorA. Abebe, H.Tesfaye, J. Ling, J. Schneemann
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Ethiopia
IB Topics: Gender
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Building transformational partnerships
24

Cargill and CARE’s 50-year partnership offers insights and lessons for anyone looking to build an effective and long- term partnership. This Briefing Paper describes how the partnership has evolved from a primarily philanthropic relationship to one that, especially over the past 10 years, has genuinely drawn on the capabilities, skills and resources of the two partners.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorAgriculture or Food, Education
No
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. 

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
Sector
No