Conventional finance providers are not always equipped to finance inclusive businesses, and often consider risk-adjusted returns too low to merit credit or investment. Financial products are often not adapted to the needs of inclusive business. Despite the growth of the microfinance and SME industry, access to credit and other financial resources for the BOP are still scarce and are usually limited to small sums. Equity finance is also difficult to access. For example, smallholder farmers aiming to invest in equipment or distributors with a need for working capital must often rely on their own resources.

Sweden - Country Case Study on Inclusive Business

Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.

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Philippines - Country Case Study on Inclusive Business

Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.

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Italy - Country Case Study on Inclusive Business

Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.

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Germany - Country Case Study on Inclusive Business

Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.

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Canada - Country Case Study on Inclusive Business

Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.

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Brazil - Country Case Study on Inclusive Business

Policymakers have expressed interest in learning from peers that have already begun to support inclusive business. To support this request for knowledge-sharing, the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business developed a series of short pieces that examine the motivations, institutional coordination mechanisms, priorities and challenges that countries face as they support inclusive business.

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Presentation: IFC and UNDP at the launch of the Global Platform on Inclusive Business, April 6 2016

This presentation on the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) was given by Eriko Ishikawa, Global Head of the Inclusive Business team at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Marcos Neto, Director of UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, on April 6, 2016 in Najing, China during the G20 Official GPIB Launch and Policymaker Workshop.

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Summary of Official GPIB Launch and Inaugural Workshop

With the launch of the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB), the G20 has delivered on the G20 Leaders' Call from the 2015 Summit in Antalya to strengthen inclusive business and set up a platform on inclusive business policy research and learning. G20 members applauded the introduction of the GPIB to bridge the gap in peer learning and to exchange knowledge on inclusive business policy among G20 members and non-members. The platform, managed by UNDP and the World Bank Group, is now online at www.g20inclusivebusiness.org.

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G20 leaders launch global partnership and website to help advance inclusive business

Nanjing, China—The G20 officially launched the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) today in Nanjing, China. The Platform is a global partnership that will provide support to policymakers and accelerate the adoption of inclusive business policies and programs globally.

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