Inside Inclusive Business

Inside Inclusive Business: Each edition of the ‘Inside Inclusive Business’ series explores one aspect of inclusive business. The aim is to share practical ideas, challenges and solutions, as they emerge, in ways that are relevant to other business and development professionals. They are longer, more in-depth documents.

Inside Inclusive Business: How can companies and market systems programmes engage effectively? January 2017 
Inside Inclusive Business: When things don’t go to plan Learning from the problems faced by inclusive businesses in the Business Innovation Facility portfolio January 2014
Inside Inclusive Business: Scaling inclusive business: Why do some inclusive business pilots fail to scale? September 2013
Inside Inclusive Business: Innovation in inclusive business: Why innovation is critical to the success of inclusive business September 2013
Inside Inclusive Business: Needs or Wants? Unravelling demand, affordability and accessibility when selling to the base of the pyramid August 2013
Inside Inclusive Business: Take your partners large companies and collaboration in the Business Innovation Facility portfolio July 2013
Inside Inclusive Business: Inclusive agribusiness Linking smallholder farmers to markets June 2013
Inside Inclusive Business: Distribution networks to the base of the pyramid: Harnessing existing networks and creating unusual partnerships March 2013
Inside Inclusive Business: Building inclusive value chains Helping producers at the base of the economic pyramid access supermarket value chains October 2012
Inside Inclusive Business: The ‘last mile’ challenge The limitations of the village entrepreneur model April 2012
Inside Inclusive Business: Striking the balance between profits and impact How scenario modelling can be used to create a successful inclusive business plan March 2012

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Practical information for inclusive business practitioners, to develop and scale up business strategies


Concise documents shed light on specific topics concerned with the development of inclusive business

Key Reports

Explore the findings and lessons learnt from Innovations Against Poverty and the Business Innovation Facility pilot

Project Resources

Materials which have been produced during support from the Hub partner programmes to specific inclusive business projects

Case Studies

In-depth reports that examine inclusive businesses in practice


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