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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Building transformational partnerships
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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
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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food, Education
Supporting Innovation in Inclusive Business in Myanmar
8

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
IB Topics: Environmental Impact, Finance for Inclusive Business, Gender, innovation
Sector
Improving Avocado Production in Chin State and Southern Shan State
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Case study on Myanmar Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP). The organization received a grant of £531,628 for a project focusing on economic empowerment of highland people in the east and west of Myanmar through upgrading coffee, avocados, and elephant-foot yam (CAEFY) value chains. 

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Gender, Inclusive Business Models and Strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food
Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action
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This report reiterates the need for impact investors to raise and direct new capital to help meet the SDGs by 2030 and showcases how select impact investors are taking action. This compendium of five case studies describes how the goals can be woven into the various stages of the investment cycle, as well as investors’ motivations for doing so, advice for other investors, and outlook for the industry. Each case study also provides an example of an investment that contributes to the SDGs. 

PublisherGIIN
Publish Date
AuthorA. Pineiro, H. Dithrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Impact Investing, SDGs
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Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them
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This report looks at the long-term track record of 71 developing economies to identify the outperformers—and finds two key factors that help explain their outperformance: a pro-growth policy agenda of productivity, income, and demand that has driven exceptional economic growth, and the underappreciated but nonetheless standout role that large companies have played in driving that growth.

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AuthorA. Madgavkar, J. Manyika, J. Seong, J. Woetzel, K. Sneader
Language
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Policy and Government , scale
Sector
Reflecting the past, shaping the future: Making AI work for international development
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This document aims to inform and empower those who may have limited technical experience as they navigate an emerging ML/AI landscape in developing countries. Donors, implementers, and other development partners should expect to come away with a basic grasp of common ML techniques and the problems ML is uniquely well-suited to solve. We will also explore some of the ways in which ML/AI may fail or be ill-suited for deployment in developing-country contexts. Awareness of these risks, and acknowledgement of our role in perpetuating or minimizing them, will help us work together to protect against harmful outcomes and ensure that AI and ML are contributing to a fair, equitable, and empowering future.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorA. Anthony, A. Paul, C. Jolley
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Digitalisation, innovation
Sector
Inclusive PPP’s
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This publication provides analysis of the inclusiveness of the public-private partnership (PPP) instruments FDW (Sustainable Water Fund) and FDOV (Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security). The overall goal of the study is to gain more insights and a better understanding of inclusiveness in the PPP project portfolio. This will ultimately contribute to increased insights into the specific characteristics of the beneficiaries in the current FDOV and FDW portfolio and possible trickle-down or indirect effects.

PublisherNetherlands Enterprise Agency
Publish Date
AuthorN. Van Dijk
Language
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships
Sector
The landscape for impact investing in Southeast Asia
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This report provides detailed information about the investing activity and trends in 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It outlines challenges and opportunities for impact investors and analyzes political and economic factors that may inform investment decisions in each country.  

Publisher
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
Unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st century
208

We are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business-as-usual. There are real benefits to be seen in terms of new jobs, economic savings, competitiveness and market opportunities, and improved well-being for people worldwide.

PublisherGlobal Commission on the Economy and Climate
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Environmental Impact
Sector
Impact investing market map
112

The Impact investing market map, provides three basic but crucial benefits to the impact investing industry: (1) a common definition of a thematic investment that is aligned with at least one international organisation, global market leader and/or data provider; (2) basic criteria that explain a theme in practical terms, including thematic and financial conditions to identify specific businesses and investments aligned with the definition provided;  (3) a list of KPIs used by the impact investing community to track and assess the environmental and social performance of a specific theme.

PublisherPrinciples for Responsible Investing (PRI)
Publish Date
AuthorK. A. Morriesen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
SectorAgriculture or Food, Education, Energy, Financial Services, Health, Housing or Construction, Water, Sanitation or Waste Management