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Key Reports

These key publications explore the findings and lessons learnt from Innovations Against Poverty and the Business Innovation Facility pilot. They outline the commercial and social results from the programmes and provide practical insights from the projects on the ground. These reports are useful for both the practitioners and the facilitators of inclusive business.

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 The 4Ps of inclusive business: How perseverance, partnerships, pilots and passion can lead to success (January 2014)

Draws together findings on inclusive business models that work – or don’t – and the journeys that companies are making, based on the experience of the Business Innovation Facility pilot. 

Adding value to innovation? Lessons on donor support to inclusive business from the Business Innovation Facility pilot (January 2014)

Provides insights on effective support to inclusive business for donors, investor, incubator, or non-profit supporting IB, particularly if deploying technical assistance. 

From Paper to Practice: Learning from the journeys of inclusive business start-ups (November 2013)

An in-depth look at the projects in the Innovations Against Poverty portfolio in 2013 – how far have they come in reaching their commercial and development goals? What have been the key opportunities & challenges? Click here for a three page summary.

Breaking Through:The Inclusive Business and the Business Call to Action today (September 2014)

The BCtA flagship report assessing progress of almost 100 businesses  

The Monitoring and Evaluation System of the Business Innovation Facility (March 2014)

Provides a thorough review of the Business Innovation Facility pilot M&E system, its principles, scope, and how data was gathered and analysed. 

Innovations Against Poverty Portfolio Review 2013 (January 2014)

Assesses the operational projects in the IAP portfolio – How the projects are doing now and whether they are living upto the expectations at the baseline stage. 

Review of the Business Innovation Facility portfolio – Year 3 (December 2013)

Assesses the results and trajectories of inclusive businesses at the end of the three year pilot 

 

Innovations Against Poverty: Analysis of cycle 4 (October 2013)

Provides information on the profile of projects that applied (‘applicants’) and those that were selected (‘grantees’) in IAP’s fourth round. 

Innovations Against Poverty: Analysis of cycle 3 Provides information on the profile of projects that applied (‘applicants’) and those that were selected (‘grantees’) in IAP’s third round. February 2013
Innovations Against Poverty: Analysis of cycle 2 Provides information on the profile of projects that applied (‘applicants’) and those that were selected (‘grantees’) in IAP’s second round. July 2012
Review of the Business Innovation Facility Portfolio – Year 2 Presents the findings across the aggregated portfolio at the end of the Business Innovation Facility’s Year 2 July 2012
The value of technical assistance in supporting inclusive business: Lessons learned to date Provides the initial lessons learned to date on the Business Innovation Facility’s experience providing technical assistance to inclusive businesses. July 2012
Innovations Against Poverty: Analysis of cycle 1 Provides information on the profile of projects that applied (‘applicants’) and those that were selected (‘grantees’) in IAP’s first round. Click here for a two page summary. December 2011
Review of the Business Innovation Facility Portfolio – Year 1 Presents the findings across the aggregated portfolio at the end of the Business Innovation Facility’s Year 1. June 2011

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Spotlights

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

Inside Inclusive business

In-depth documents sharing practical ideas, challenges and solutions of inclusive business

Checklists

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

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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