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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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Last Mile Distribution: state of the sector report
60

Last mile distributors (LMDs) are primarily dedicated to getting beneficial products, including solar lights, water filters, nutrition products and improved cooking solutions to underserved areas. However, they face difficulties in reaching last mile consumers. The“Last Mile Distribution: State of the sector report” presents data and insights and provides tangible recommendations for stakeholders on how to engage with and support the sector.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as distributor, Last mile distribution
SectorEnergy, Retail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
No
Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit
12
This report presents the main messages of the Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit that took place on 1 November 2019 in Bangkok. As a result of efforts to promote inclusive business at the ASEAN and national levels, the majority of ASEAN Member States are engaging actively in inclusive business policy development. ASEAN leaders have commended and encouraged governments and private sector actors to continue promoting inclusive business, as stated in the ASEAN Chairman’s Statement of the 35th ASEAN Summit. A framework for the development of effective inclusive business policy instruments has emerged through the experience of frontrunner countries, highlighting eight strategic areas of inclusive business promotion.
PublisherOSMEP Thailand, United Nations ESCAP, iBAN, ASEAN BAC
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
IB Topics: Policy and Government
Sector
No
Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains
114

This report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the ILO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), under the aegis of Alliance 8.7. It is the first attempt by international organizations to measure child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.

PublisherAlliance 8.7
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Global, South Asia
IB Topics: SDGs, Youth
Sector
No
Africa's Development Dynamics 2019: Achieving Productive Transformation
258

This 2019 edition of Africa’s Development Dynamics explores policies for productive transformation in Africa. It proposes three main policy focus for transforming firms: providing business services to clusters of firms; developing regional production networks; and improving exporting firms’ ability to thrive in fast-changing markets.

PublisherAfrican Union Commission, OECD
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: Innovation, Policy and Government
Sector
No
Profiting from parity
104

Women play a key role in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where women make up the majority of those who are entrepreneurs. However, a range of impediments render women’s businesses less productive and having fewer employees than those owned by men. This new report seeks to focus attention on the challenges that Africa’s women entrepreneurs face and identify practical solutions. The report draws on new, high-quality, household and firm level data to present the clearest evidence to date about the barriers to growth and profitability faced by women entrepreneurs.The report offers policy makers evidencebased guidance on designing programs to target multiple obstacles and improve the performance of women entrepreneurs.  

PublisherWorld Bank
Publish Date
Authoret al., F. Campos
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Benin, Congo, Republic Democratic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Uganda
IB Topics: Gender
Sector
No
ASEAN Integration Report 2019
202

The ASEAN Integration Report is a flagship publication of the ASEAN Integration Monitoring Directorate of the ASEAN Secretariat and is published periodically. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive assessment of progress and achievements in ASEAN economic integration since the adoption of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 in 2015. Chapter 3 references inclusive business as a key approach to achieve "a resilient, inclusive, people-oriented, and people-centred ASEAN".

PublisherThe ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
IB Topics: Policy and Government
Sector
No
Advancing Enabling Policy Environments for Inclusive Businesses in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
74

The report highlights several policy actions and experiences of frontrunners on inclusive business as a potential blueprint for other countries in the region. It takes stock of the progress made and maps public-private collaborations that can further support inclusive business in ASEAN. For instance, in Cambodia, the government is currently considering a national framework – the Inclusive Business Enabling Environment for Cambodia Strategy. In Malaysia, inclusive business has been included in the National Entrepreneurship Policy (DKN2030).

PublisherASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME), United Nations ESCAP, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
IB Topics: Policy and Government
Sector
Yes
Case Studies: Sanitation sector change in Maputo and Lusaka
29

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
Decent Work and Economic Growth in the SGB Sector
10

This issue brief, part of a series published by ANDE in 2019, is designed to create a common knowledge base from which the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector can work in the hopes of advancing towards selected development goals. This brief explains how SGB support organizations can help achieve SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, through the examination of SGBs as job creators in emerging markets, SGBs as drivers of economic growth in emerging markets, and SGBs and the changing nature of work.

PublisherANDE
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Policy and Government , SDGs
Sector
No
What we’ve learnt about measuring impact
38

This handbook provides investors, businesses and private
sector development practitioners with an overview of tools
and methods for effective and appropriately tailored data
collection for impact measurement and management. It
builds on the recognition that the methods of larger,
independent impact evaluations of, for example,
government-funded programmes rarely lend themselves
well to a private sector context. In reviewing select private
sector-relevant tools and methods, it draws out how such
tools can deliver impact insights while often feeding
valuable business intelligence back into companies.

PublisherCDC Investment Works
Publish Date
AuthorC. Simler
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Data, Impact Investing, Results Measurement and Impact, Scale
Sector
No