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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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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
Publish Date
AuthorA. Bauer, H. Wai Htin, J. Keesecker, P. Brimble
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Impact Investing, Policy and Government
Sector
Evaluation of Sida´s Global Challenge Funds: Lessons From a Decade Long Journey
162

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.

Publisher
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AuthorIPE Triple Line
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
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)
Publish Date
AuthorN. Vali, P. Pelaez, S. Casserly
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender, Inclusive business models and strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
El panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina: Tendencias 2016 & 2017
38

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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Author
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
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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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
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
Publish Date
AuthorF. Jacobs, J. Ubels
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships, Scale
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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
Publish Date
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
Sector