Inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa holds great potential to tackle pervasive poverty, improve livelihoods, and improve access to health and education across the continent. By including the lowest income segments of society in business value chains, millions of individuals stand to be lifted out of poverty.
Recognising this, the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Cluster’s Private Sector Unit within the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa has compiled a compendium of knowledge products on inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa, which provides a comprehensive overview of the status of IB in the region, plus detailed training tools and handbook to guide key stakeholders in creating an enabling environment for inclusive businesses to flourish. The compendium includes:
This report describes the status of inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa and the ecosystems underlying the enterprises and entrepreneurs driving such...IB Sub-Saharan Africa
This primer discusses the nature of inclusive businesses, the challenges they face, and the ways in which governments can collaborate with the private sector...IB Sub-Saharan Africa
This handbook supports the development of inclusive business ecosystems in Africa. The training is targeted at UNDP Country Office staff members and partners...IB Sub-Saharan Africa