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Shaping Inclusive Markets

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Shaping Inclusive Markets:
How Funders and Intermediaries can Help Markets Move toward Greater Economic Inclusion

by FSG

Truly inclusive markets lead to expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, we analyzed historical cases where such inclusive transformations actually occurred in order to understand the ways in which they were achieved. Using these insights, we offer practical recommendations for funders and intermediaries seeking to enable more of these shifts in the future.

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#ClosingTheGap Guinea: Key Challenges for the Missing Middle

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#ClosingTheGap Guinea: Key Challenges for the Missing Middle

by Triple Jump

This report presents the results of a study conducted on behalf of the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF). The study was commissioned to get a better understanding of the ‘missing middle’ in francophone West Africa, of which Guinea is one of the focus countries. The report describes the main factors that hamper growth of SMEs in Guinea and limit their access to growth finance, and suggests possible actions to increase their access to funding.

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Increasing Social Mobility through Innovation: A short study of the Mexican innovation Hub iLab

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Increasing Social Mobility through Innovation:
A short study of the Mexican innovation Hub iLab

by HUB iLab, Mexico

The aim of this work is to provide insight on the rise of social mobility in Mexico, based on a
case study of iLab. Considering a long-term study including the comparison with other
similar-vision organisations in Mexico however is inevitable to present a detailed and reliable
outcome on a wider perspective.

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i2i Industry Insights Brief: E-Commerce

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 3, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

i2i Industry Insights Brief:
E-Commerce

by Invest2Innovate

While much of Invest2Innovate’s work has been hands-on with local entrepreneurs in Pakistan, i2i has been working with a number of other stakeholders to make the Pakistani entrepreneurship ecosystem more robust and enabling to businesses and investors. This Industry Insights brief is our first attempt to provide an intensive deep-dive into Pakistan’s ecosystem – in this case the growing e-commerce industry. 

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TAF Impact Report

Posted By Administration, Aspen Institute, Thursday, August 3, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

TAF Impact Report:

by Technical Assistance Facility

As Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), implemented by TechnoServe, enters its fifth year, this report reflects on the progress of 42 projects implemented to date through technical assistance to 10 African Agriculture Fund (AAF) portfolio companies. The report presents case studies and thematic findings to guide investors and development partners who seek to build inclusive agri- businesses in Africa. 

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The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A Strategy for Global Leadership 2017

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa:
A Strategy for Global Leadership 2017

by The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute 

A prioritized strategy for action that assists investors, stakeholders, and policy actors in directing their resources towards generating the greatest impact for entrepreneurs in South Africa. 

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Impact Measurement: In the Healthcare Sectore

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Voices that count:
The Inclusive Business Scan

by Global Impact Investing Network; UKaid

The Inclusive Business Scan is a SenseMaker®-based approach to gain insights into inclusive business principles within a smallholder supply chain. By collecting the experiences of many smallholder farmers on the inclusivity of a supply chain, self-interpreted at the point of origin, the Inclusive Business Scan offers a practical tool for organising real-time feedback from smallholder farmers in formal markets.

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2017 Africa Sustainability Study: ESG, Job Creation and Job Quality

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 Africa Sustainability Study:
ESG, Job Creation and Job Quality

by African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

In this edition, Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) assesses private equity’s contribution to and implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, job creation and job quality improvements in Africa. 

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UNCHARTED WATERS: BLENDING VALUE AND VALUES FOR SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH THE SDGS

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Unchartered Waters:
B
lending Value and Values for Social Impact through the SGDs

by Business Call to Action; Deloitte; Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development; United Nations Development Programme

This toolkit was designed as a practical reference for business leaders as they seek to best position their companies for future success in the context of the SDGs. With considerations tailored to each company’s level of experience with inclusive business, the content is broadly applicable across the private sector. It also offers implications for actors seeking to design a more inclusive global ecosystem. Governments and social sector organizations can use this content to help support business leaders in developing inclusive businesses.

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GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS’ INVESTMENT FUNDS CASE STUDY

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS’ INVESTMENT FUNDS CASE STUDY:

by Convergence

GP demonstrates that philanthropic capital can be deployed strategically to attract additional investment and demonstrate proof of concept. GP also demonstrates the value of leveraging philanthropic capital to fund impact research and partner identification, costs that are traditionally borne by the fund. GP shows the value of carefully building a track record over time in order to drive more impact and raise more capital. This case study also highlights some ongoing challenges for impact-first funds, including dependence on socially-driven investors rather than financially-driven investors, and avoiding market distortion.

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