The ‘African Facility for Inclusive Markets’ (AFIM) is a regional private sector and inclusive market development programme for poverty reduction in Africa. Based in Johannesburg, it is supported by UNDP’s Private Sector Division and Regional Bureau for Africa. As part of its objective to increase the capacity of regional organizations, governments, and other stakeholders to support inclusive market development in the region, AFIM will develop a report based on the ‘Growing Inclusive Markets’ (GIM) Initiative’s methodology, including the research and analysis of case studies of inclusive business models. The GIM Initiative has already documented 120 case studies of such business models across regions – for more details, see http://cases.growinginclusivemarkets.org.
Inclusive business models are defined as commercially viable business models that include the poor on the demand side as clients and customers, and/or on the supply side as producers, employees and entrepreneurs along value chains. The Case Studies work stream of the AFIM/GIM Report process seeks to establish a network of case writers comprised of academics/consultants from a selection of countries, including Liberia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Burkina Faso. The new pool of case studies created under this work stream will increase the depth of analysis by providing quantitative and qualitative data on the business benefit of inclusive business models as well as their social and environmental impact. The case studies to be documented will focus on the following sectors: agribusiness; small, medium and micro-credit; construction; water and sanitation; education; and energy.
Description: Case writers will produce (identify, analyze, and write up) a minimum of 2 case studies based on the GIM Research Protocol. A minimum of 1 field visit to each case site, and interviews with a variety of stakeholders will be required. Throughout the entire process the writer will interact with the GIM and AFIM teams through an iterative process.
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