The diverse range of publications in this database all relate to inclusive business (IB) - meaning business models that engage base of the pyramid (BoP) consumers, suppliers, entrepreneurs and/or employees in low income and/or emerging markets.

Over 1,400 listed publications include case studies, reports, toolkits, guidance material, market intelligence and interviews in English and Spanish. We seek to improve and expand the listing. Please share feedback on individual publications as well as the overall database and submit new publications for inclusion.

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Total publications 1530

The State of Linkage Report: The first global mapping of savings group linkage

  • A. Allan, Brendan Ahern, M. Wilson - CARE International, Barclays, Plan
  • 2016
  • 28 Pages

This report identifies 106 active savings group products that are offered by 95 formal financial institutions across 27 countries. It includes an analysis of insights from the research; a detailed list of linkage activity organised by country and suggestions for further research and investigation.

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A Guide to Inclusive Business in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector

  • F. Casado Cañeque, J. Klein, M. Geissler, I. Loreto, M. Omar - IBAN, Global CAD, John D. Gerhart Center
  • 2016
  • 60 Pages

The guide provides an overview of key concepts in the field of inclusive business, a snapshot of the Fast-Moving Conusmer Goods (FMCG) industry within low-income markets market and identifies industry trends. It dives into the most relevant parts of the FMCG value chain, by providing a step-by-step guidance for companies along the value chain. Case studies, guiding questions and experts adivces are provided for each step.

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Corridors for shared prosperity: spotlight on India and Africa Inclusive Business transfer

  • D. Prasad, U. Ganesh, R. Badaskar - International Finance Corporation (IFC), Intellecap
  • 2015
  • 102 Pages

This report analyses the demand for inclusive business in agriculture, healthcare and renewable energy and discusses the challenges and opportunities for transfer of inclusive business models from India to sub-Saharan Africa. The report draws on insights from 11 inclusive businesses and 44 industry practitioners. The preparation of this report and toolkit was led by Ishira Mehta and Pallavi Shrivastava from IFC

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Impact Report 2014

  • - AECF, Triple Line Consulting, KPMG
  • 2015
  • 72 Pages

This report provides insights into some of Africa’s key development challenges – such as energy access and climate resilience, and private sector development in fragile and conflict affected states – and how AECF funded businesses are addressing these challenges. It analyses the impact of the AECF portfolio, and it reflects on the 10 lessons learned from running an enterprise challenge fund.

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