Browse by Theme: Inclusive Business

A guide for companies to strengthen micro-enterprise market systems

This guide is intended for large companies, and their development partners, to enable them to help micro-enterprises in their value chains to thrive, with a view to unlocking greater commercial and social value for all.

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Summary report from private sector and civil society roundtable, 21 January 2016

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Many banks have opted out of targeting and serving underbanked consumers in developing countries, concluding that it is either too complex, costly or not profitable. In order to tackle these assumptions and to help banks better understand the nuances of what is required to capitalise on financial inclusion, CARE and Accenture joined forces to study the current financial inclusion capabilities and strategies of leading banks in developing countries. The outcome of this important research offers a set of key insights on how banks can profitably and responsibly meet the financial needs of unbanked and underbanked consumers.

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Poor people are producers, workers, entrepreneurs and consumers – yet they are the most disadvantaged in market systems. Why do so many people remain at the bottom of the pyramid, unable to participate equitably in markets and improve their livelihoods? What are the barriers to their progress? How can market actors – donors, private sector partners, governments and NGOs – work together to enable more people to participate in value chains?

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A short, step-by-step guide to linking informal savings groups to formal financial services, including principles, recommended stages, examples and how-to advice.

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"She Means Business" is a new tool to help companies operating in India empower women and promote gender equality.

The new toolkit:

  • Reviews the status of women in 10 sectors across India
  • Outlines key national legal and economic frameworks on gender in the private sector
  • Provides detailed guidance on actions companies can take to empower women
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How can inclusive business contribute to building new markets and stronger supply chains? This publication highlights examples from Bangladesh.

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