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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What does it take to go big?
108

This report fills the information gap for companies who are looking to engage in an IB activity, or scale an existing IB. It introduces a typology of management practices found by large corporations leading IB globally as critical to the growth and success of inclusive business. The typology builds on BCtA’s decade of experience engaging with companies implementing IB across sizes, sectors and regions, BCtA’s State of Inclusive Business Survey and interviews with executives from over 25 MNCs across regions.

PublisherBusiness Call to Action (BCtA)
Publish Date
AuthorN. Vali, P. Pelaez, T. Honkonen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Scale
Sector
No
The Demand Side of Impact Investing
77

Research on impact investing is often conducted from the perspective of the investor, failing to account for the perspective of the impact entrepreneur on the ground. In particular, little primary research has concentrated on those who applied for impact investment funding but were turned down.This report details the ways in which local impact entrepreneurs have experienced the impact investing process, including the expectations of and communications with investors.

PublisherOxfam America
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Jones
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
India, Kenya, Mexico
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
Sector
No
Impact investing simplified
90

In India, there has been a rise in the number of social enterprises and a growing interest in impact investing, as social enterprises look to expand and seek alternate means of funding. However, there is a knowledge gap among entrepreneurs and accelerators in understanding the legal landscape and managing negotiations related to impact investing in India. This report is an attempt to address a gap in the impact investing ecosystem in India, where there are numerous complex structural and legal concepts that require understanding, both for investors and entrepreneurs.

PublisherThe Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Nishith Desai Associates, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Publish Date
AuthorA. Maniar, M. Nagappan, R. Rishi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySouth Asia
India
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No
Matchmaking between businesses and investors
76

While there is an increase in support for investors and businesses to find one another, little is known on how to efficiently and effectively conduct this activity. This guide directly addresses this knowledge gap and serves as a two-part handbook: First, as an introduction on the value effective ‘Matchmaking’ offers, suggesting a typology and ways in which providers of technical assistance (TA) can effectively engage in matchmaking. And secondly, as a practical guidebook, offering a theory of change and a practical step-by-step framework on how to structure matchmaking as part of programmatic activities. Overall, this guide encourages TA providers to broaden the application of matchmaking and to adopt a shift in perspective from conventional matchmaking activities. 
 

PublisherGIZ, Transformational Business Network
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Camus, R. Coulter, T. Chan
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics:
SectorFinancial Services
No
Byte by Byte: Policy Innovation for Transforming Africa's Food System with Digital Technologies
80

Commendable progress has been made across many parts of Africa over the past years to increase agricultural productivity, reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, create new employment opportunities for young people and improve the livelihoods of rural communities. Yet, demographic change, urbanization, shifting diets and climatic changes mean that pressure is growing on food systems to make more food and more varied and nutritious food available and accessible.  How African countries position themselves to harness and deploy digital technologies will determine the future competitiveness of African agriculture and its contribution to African economies.

The current report — Byte by byte: policy innovation for transforming Africa’s food system with digital technologies— summarizes the key findings of a systematic analysis of what seven African countries at the forefront of progress on digitalization of the agriculture sector have done right. It analyzes which institutional and policy innovations were implemented and which actions by the private sector and agtech start-ups were taken to increase the development and use of digital tools and services in the agriculture value chain. The objective of this report is to identify interventions that work and benefit farmers and other actors in the value chain and recommend options for policy and program innovation that allow countries to develop a digitalization ecosystem in which digital technologies and services can be developed and used to foster growth and competitiveness in Africa’s agriculture value chains. 

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: Digitalisation, ICT, Innovation, Policy and Government
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
IDH Annual In-depth Report 2018
250

IDH’s detailed 2018 Annual Report reports on our achievements against the 2018 Annual Plan. The structure of the Annual Report both mirrors the structure of our 2018 Annual Plan and acts as a continuation of our 2017 Annual Report (including some improvements). The information is presented by program and by landscape.

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: SDGs
Sector
No
IDH 2018 Annual Report: New, inclusive business models for shared value
82

IDH convenes companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships. The IDH Annual Report 2018 highlights the activities of IDH and their partner network towards reaching the SDGs. 

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy, SDGs
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
The impact of Development Finance Institutions
86

This rapid evidence assessment examines and synthesises the evidence base on the development impact of DFI investment. The objective is to strengthen DFID’s understanding of the critical assumptions underpinning its private sector development (PSD) theory of change to inform future PSD programming decisions. In particular, this rapid evidence assessment looks at what the current evidence tells us about DFI investment impacts on: incomes access to goods and services; distributional impacts (specifically poverty, gender, youth and quality jobs).

Publisher Department for International Development
Publish Date
AuthorA. Lemma, M. Gouett, R. Calleja, S. Attridge
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
NGO and company partnerships for inclusive business
110

This guide aims to give NGOs and companies guidance in conducting more productive inclusive business partnerships as equal partners. We hope these pages will create a better understanding for what inclusive business partnerships actually are, provide inspiration in the form of real partnership examples, and offer a way forward by documenting the lessons learned by practitioners in the field.

Publisherendeva
Publish Date
AuthorA. Menden (née Krämer), C. Pirzer, I. von Blomberg, N. van der Vleuten
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Partnerships
Sector
No
Acceleration in Central America
22

The Entrepreneurship Database Program collects information from entrepreneurs when they apply to accelerator programs. These entrepreneurs, both those selected and not selected, are then surveyed annually to gather valuable follow-up data. This report summarizes application data collected from ventures operating in Central America that applied to participating accelerator programs between 2013 and 2018.

PublisherThe Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
IB Topics: Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No