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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2014 State of the Industry: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked
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This report discusses the state of the mobile money sector and industry trends, and it provides insights into the rollout and adoption of other mobile financial services such as mobile insurance. It is designed to provide practitioner and stakeholders, such as regulators, senior executives in the telecommunications and banking sectors, and international development agencies, with an overview of the industry and its impact on the financial lives of unbanked and under banked users.

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AuthorA. Katakam, A. Murphy, C. Scharwatt, J. Frydrych, N. Naghavi.
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics:
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2016 Annual impact investor survey
78

This annual survey provides the latest insight into investor perceptions and a number of key market variables such as types of investors, the number and size of investments made, target returns, and impact measurement practices. This “State of the Market” analysis explores how investments continue to be made across different geographies, a range of sectors, and multiple asset classes, signalling continued market growth and an increasing interest in impact investing opportunities.

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AuthorA. Mudaliar, H. Schiff, R. Bass
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
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2Scale: Attracting the youth to agribusiness
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This paper provides examples of how 2SCALE tackled youth inclusion in its partnerships. 2SCALE has been experimenting with various options to support young producers and entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector. Making agriculture interesting to youth requires making it attractive and remunerative by having access to land, finance and technologies in order to modernise. Besides production another alternative for youth inclusion was explored: specialised service delivery to value chain actors.

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AuthorT. Ogunsanmi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
8 Views for the G8: Business Solutions for African Smallholder Farmers to Address Food Security and nutrition
24

This report provides discussions with eight agricultural development organisations: Technoserve, SNV, Farm Africa, Self Help Africa, One Acre Fund, Twin and Twin Trading, ACDI/VOCA, and FANRPAN, that are linking smallholder African farmers to markets. It shares the organisations' perspectives on the role of enterprise in future food security and nutrition; the experiences and challenges; and recommendations to G8 leaders on how to embed enterprise development and solutions more effectively into the post-2015 agenda.

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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
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SectorAgriculture or Food
A blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge
188

This report explores the gap in global affordable housing - it outlines how four approaches - unlocking land supply, reducing construction costs, improving operations and maintenance, and lowering financing costs for buyers and developers - could reduce the cost of affordable housing by 20 to 50%, and substantially narrow the affordable housing gap by 2025.

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AuthorJ. Mischke, J. Woetzel, N. Garemo, S. Ram, S. Sankhe
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics:
SectorHousing or Construction
A Brazil Without Favelas
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This report documents an interview with Ruban Selvanayagam from Fez Tá Pronto Construction System in Brazil, a real estate development model that is focused on serving people at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) with affordable and high quality housing. It discusses the dysfunctional mainstream housing market dynamics, and the current practical challenges that face the scheme.

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AuthorC. Knobloch, J. Schmidt, T. Leopold
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil
IB Topics:
SectorHousing or Construction
A buck short - What financial diaries tell us about building financial services that matter to low-income women
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The report draws on Financial Diaries data from India, Kenya, and Mexico. It explores why women in emerging economies don’t access and use formal financial services to the extent of their male counterparts. It offers a more nuanced view of women’s financial behavior and comes up with product design recommendations for financial services providers.

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AuthorC. Sanford, J. Zollmann
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
India, Kenya, Mexico
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business
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A Business Case for Fighting Poverty
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This paper discusses the role of the private sector in poverty reduction by offering ideas and insights into topical poverty issues and what they mean for business. It outlines the ways in which businesses can engage with Oxfam, and how developing a stronger understanding of development issues can help businesses.

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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Partnerships
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A business case for microinsurance
6

Is there a business case for microinsurance? Under what circumstances can insurance companies generate profits from microinsurance? These are important questions because insurers are increasingly interested to expand into the low-income market. To encourage this expansion, microinsurance initiatives need to demonstrate that they are commercially viable and sustainable over time. Briefing Note #9 assesses the business case for microinsurance through case studies of five microinsurance initiatives. 

PublisherThe ILO's Impact Insurance Facility
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AuthorJ. Angove, N. Tande
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Inclusive Business Models and Strategy
SectorFinancial Services
A business case for microinsurance: an analysis of the profitability of microinsurance for five insurance companies
55

Is there a business case for microinsurance? Under what circumstances can insurance companies generate profits from microinsurance? These are important questions because insurers are increasingly interested to expand into the low-income market. To encourage this expansion, microinsurance initiatives need to demonstrate that they are commercially viable and sustainable over time. Microinsurance Paper #11 assesses the business case for microinsurance through case studies of five microinsurance initiatives. 

PublisherThe ILO's Impact Insurance Facility
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Angove, N. Tande
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Inclusive Business Models and Strategy
SectorFinancial Services