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Indian Tales of Inclusive Business Models


An enlightening article on the Harvard Business Review website that provides case studies of business models in developing economies by four well-informed Indian scholars.

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Accelerating Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals Through Inclusive Business Delivering Results: Moving Towards Scale


Report on an inclusive business dialogue held 21 September 2010 during the UN summit on the millennium development goals.

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Inclusive Business at the Base of the Pyramid - an ADB project


The BoP-related ADB technical assistance (TA) project, first approved in 2008, aims to develop inclusive business ventures in six selected Asian countries and prepare them for project financing.

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Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor - a UNDP report


Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor is the new and groundbreaking report launched on 1 July by the UN Development Programme.

Mama Africa International Organisation


Mama Africa International Organisation is a Ugandan NGO that is committed to supporting orphans and women and girls. The organisation runs the Mama Briquettes Project that helps to save trees and to provide an income for participants. The organisation also runs other programmes to assist women and...

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Mozambique


United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Mozambique supports programmes which improve the health of women and children, strengthen democracy and municipal governance, raise rural incomes, and increase imports.



Swisscontact is a Swiss non-governmental organization that has been working in developing, newly industrialized and transition countries, since its foundation in 1959. The aim of all its activities is to reduce poverty by promoting private economic and social development in selected countries in...

The World Trade Organization (WTO)


The World Trade Organization — the WTO — is the international organization whose primary purpose is to open trade for the benefit of all. The WTO agreements are lengthy and complex because they are legal texts covering a wide range of activities. But a number of simple, fundamental principles run...

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Scaling Up Inclusive Business: Advancing the Knowledge and Action Agenda


This is a report produced for the International Finance Corporation. It is based on 14 IFC client case studies and draws on other research undertaken by IFC and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School on inclusive business, including recent research supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates...

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Business Models that Make a Difference


This is a publication produced by IFC (the International Finance Corporation) arguing that inclusive business models are good for business.