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Progress but time to get more sophisticated in the detail

December 11, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Progress in the inclusive business space More companies, investors, and governments are interested in developing or supporting inclusive business (IB) models for the BoP, and the impact investing industry is growing. Increasingly, the need for private sector solutions to poverty reduction and more ... (more...)

How Asia (and ADB) can Learn from Latin America (and IADB)

July 9, 2015 in Hub-Blog

By: Dr. Armin Bauer, Principal Economist and coordinator of the Inclusive Business initiative in the ADB ADB and IADB are working together to promote inclusive business in Latin America and Asia: BASE FORUM III: On 31 June to 1 July 2015, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) organized their third ... (more...)

ADB’s Inclusive Business Definition

March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

28 February 2015 Inclusive Business Definition of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)[1] By: Dr. Armin Bauer, Principal Economist and coordinator of the Inclusive Business initiative in the ADB Why Asia needs IB: While the private sector has been a key contributor to the economic boom in Asia, it has ... (more...)

Inclusive Business in Asia: New Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships

May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Asia’s growth is not much pro-poor: Not Asia’s persistent and high growth over the last two decades were the main reason for the region’s success in poverty reduction, but the well targeted and effective poverty reduction programs delivered by committed governments. However those programs for the ... (more...)