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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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ICT Toolbox for Contract Farming Professionals: 10 effective information and communication tools to enhance the…
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This toolbox has been developed for readers among donors, policy makers and the agribusiness who have already understood the importance of ICT for agriculture in general and for contract farming in particular. The document gives an overview of ICT related tools and their possible fields of application in contract farming. It shows their long-term financial benefits and gives advice for the selection and prioritization of suitable tools depending on the specific criteria of a given contract scheme, such as its size, business type, geographical setting and the type of production. 

PublisherDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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AuthorR. Elsäßer
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Digitalisation
SectorAgriculture or Food
The Role of Business in Education and Training for Sustainable Development
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This report is primarily written for business and its role in supporting education and the SDGs. It is also meant to support the education community and other organisations with a stake in advancing education and training for sustainable development. The report shares a selection of good practice examples and insights that are intended to help raise awareness, spark new ideas and inspire more opportunities for collaboration. The project was led by Business Fights Poverty, Pearson, Arizona State University and PRME, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact.

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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Capacity building, SDGs
SectorEducation
A Resource for Structuring Blended Finance Vehicles
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Blended finance is a strategy that combines capital with different levels of risk in order to catalyze risk-adjusted, market-rate-seeking financing into impact investments. The Blended Finance Working Group identified a number of challenges that arise in structuring blended finance investments. This resource is divided into three sections. Each section includes a downloadable list of key considerations and questions aimed to ensure stakeholders are aware of each other’s motivations and expectations in engaging in a blended finance structure; and links to blended finance case study examples to demonstrate the range of ways each catalytic tool can be leveraged in  blended finance structures.
 

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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
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Inclusive Business in Myanmar
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The report explores the potential for Inclusive Business in Myanmar with the aim of improving understanding of the market while examining the potential of inclusive businesses to attract investment from impact investment funds. It also makes policy recommendations on enhancing the environment for inclusive business investments including coordination between key stakeholders.

PublisherDaNa Facility
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AuthorA. Bauer, H. Wai Htin, J. Keesecker, P. Brimble
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Impact Investing, Policy and Government
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Impact catalysts
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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)
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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
Evaluation of Sida´s Global Challenge Funds: Lessons From a Decade Long Journey
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This publications shares lessons learnt from the implementation of 10 global Challenge Funds supported by Sida. It reviewed Sida’s rationale and underlying assumptions for the use of this modality in development cooperation, and identified best practices for Challenge Fund design and management. The experience from the 10 Challenge Funds is that intensively managed funds, with a more hands-on approach, had a greater degree of success in ensuring sustainable development outcomes than the lighter touch funds.

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AuthorIPE Triple Line
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
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Women’s economic empowerment and inclusive business: Opportunities for growth and impact
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The report intends to provide companies with critical insights and practical guidance on how inclusive business can play a more significant role in making women’s economic empowerment a reality. It lists seven areas of action that have potential for significant long-term economic benefits for both businesses and the global economy. 

PublisherBusiness Call to Action (BCtA)
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AuthorN. Vali, P. Pelaez, S. Casserly
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender, Inclusive business models and strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
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El panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina: Tendencias 2016 & 2017
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El informe ofrece una instantánea actualizada del creciente panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina. Provee información sobre la actividad de inversión de impacto en la región, incluyendo un desglose por sector, país, tamaño de la operación y etapa y compara este progreso con los años 2014 y 2015. Concluye con las expectativas de los inversores para los años 2018 y 2019.

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LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
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The impact investing landscape in Latin America: Trends 2016 & 2017
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The report offers an updated snapshot of the growing landscape of impact investing in Latin America. It shares insight about impact investment activity in the region—including a breakdown by sector, country, deal size, and stage—and compares this progress to 2014 and 2015. It concludes with investors’ expectations for 2018 and 2019.

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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
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Shaping successful scaling processes with public–private engagement
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In earlier work, PPPLab has identified ten ‘ingredients’ or building blocks of scaling strategies. This study looks at success factors for effective scaling processes. It focuses on how to shape the process: process dynamics, leadership, and the ability to act and relate, rather than on ‘what’ to address and achieve. What are the essential capabilities of those that lead the scaling process? How to make use of system dynamics in your scaling effort? How to partner in the most effective way to make scale happen?

PublisherPPPLab Food & Water
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AuthorF. Jacobs, J. Ubels
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships, Scale
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