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IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. IFC creates opportunities for people to escape poverty and improve their lives by providing financing to help businesses...



SNV is an international development NGO established in the Netherlands. SNV has been working in developing countries for over 40 years, and now operates in 36 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans. SNV’s 900 advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical...

Swedish Cooperative Centre


The Swedish Cooperative Centre is a development organisation founded by the Swedish Cooperative movement in 1958. Through long-term development work and “help to self-help” the organisation equips poor people with the tools needed to fight poverty themselves. Through advocacy work the Centre...



The CRUPDA (The Coastal Rural and Urban Poor Development Association) is an NGO based the coastal belt area of Bengal. CRUPDA undertakes a range of development activities supported by national and international donors. Among its activities are the provision of employment opportunities for young...

Bright Hope World Australia


Bright Hope World Inc is a small but innovative non profit Incorporated Association based in Tasmania, Australia that supports, partners with and shares resources with Bright Hope World New Zealand. They are independently governed by a volunteer committee of experienced business and professional...

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Socially Inclusive Business: Engaging the Poor through Market Initiatives in Iberoamerica


The first section of this chapter defines its object and the main research questions that guided the researchers' collective efforts.

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Overcoming the Barriers to Inclusive Business Growth


On 7 December 2010, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) brought together more than 35 inclusive business practitioners in London for a half-day workshop focused on the challenges of integrating inclusive business initiatives into core business...

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Inclusive Business at the Base of the Pyramid


These are the opening remarks by Lakshmi Venkatachalam, ADB Vice President, at the Viet Nam Investment Forum on Inclusive Business at the Base of the Pyramid.

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Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets: Evidence and Action


A report based on proceedings of an international conference held in Beijing.

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Inclusive business for sustainable livelihoods - Facts Reports


This article highlights the concept of inclusive business in the current global context, provides a few examples of its application in practice, highlights the foundations for its success, and briefly presents an interactive tool, the “Inclusive Business Challenge”.