Research on localized models for inclusive business can provide concrete guidance to companies looking to develop or expand an inclusive business model or activity. Much of the research to-date has been sponsored by donors.
Case studies can be used to provide companies with examples of successful inclusive business models in a variety of sectors and locations. Similarly, sector-specific practitioner guides provide guidance and lessons learned to companies on how to develop and implement inclusive business models.
Governments may also sponsor research through universities or specialized research institutes. Such research can delve into specific topics and issues that are relevant in the local context. For example, agronomic research institutes can develop new seed varieties or farming practices to increase the competitiveness of smallholder farmers, identify potential locations for certain agricultural products, or develop new technologies to address the BOP’s specific needs.