If you search Google for ‘inclusive business’ you get 46.5 million results in under a second. But it would take you years to get through them. And if I search for inclusive business solar, or inclusive business models, or inclusive business Malawi, you find some good stuff and some not.
So what would you do if you wanted to find what’s been produced on inclusive business (IB) models that scale, on IB in Water in India, or to find specific checklists that help you and your team? …Continue
Posted on January 27, 2016 at 9:08
Common knowledge: the right business finance is key, but finding it is tough in this fragmented inclusive business market. In 2012, as a part of the Business Innovation Facility and IAP programmes the Hub team pulled together a database of technical and financial support for enterprises. With over 200 entries listing organisations that offer finance, technical support, or…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:00
They say eyes glaze over when there are multiple zeros on a number. Mine do.
I contest that we are at risk of doing the same on low numbers – a risk that eyes glaze over when we talk a dollar a day, two dollars a day, four dollars a day per person, or 5 cents per litre, per toilet visit, per mobile top-up. How many of us assume that anyone living on mere dollars a day is dirt poor, and anything costing a few cents is dirt cheap? I do, but to understand affordability, the…Continue
Posted on August 16, 2015 at 10:30
The story of how governments affect inclusive business growth is not a simple one. Moaning about government regulation and red tape simply does not do justice to a complex field. Increasingly we see a host of positive and negative influences of government and policy, some more explicit than others. What strikes me is that the positive influences of government are becoming more evident in the IB landscape, and the most significant influences of government are probably the least evident…Continue
Posted on May 11, 2015 at 10:00