2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This report takes stock of the market for impact investing and examines the conditions that would allow the market to grow and realize its potential. Although still small, the market is attracting considerable interest, and it has the potential to increase in scale, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate goals.

Global
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This diagnostic identifies opportunities to stimulate sustainable economic growth and development by harnessing the power of the private sector in Angola.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This diagnostic investigates whether opportunities exist for the private sector to contribute more substantially to Burkina Faso’s development.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The purpose of this diagnostic is to support Ethiopia’s transition to a private sector-driven growth model that advances the country’s development objectives and, in particular, delivers the necessary jobs. 

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This diagnostic sheds light on how the private sector can more effectively contribute to advancing Kenya’s developmental goals. Applying a sectoral lens, it puts forward operational recommendations highlighting strategic entry points for diversification and growth and addresses key constraints to private sector engagement.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) are jointly produced by IFC and the World Bank. They are a tool introduced to enable IFC and the World Bank to more systematically identify opportunities to help create or expand markets and private sector investment in developing countries.

Middle East and North Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The purpose of this report is to assess opportunities and constraints holding back private sector growth in Nepal. It conducts a diagnostic of the main cross-cutting constraints to private sector competitiveness and growth through data analysis, synthesis of existing research, and stakeholder consultations.

South Asia
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

By assessing the landscape of private sector investment in the country, this diagnostic identifies specific constraints to private sector investment and productivity growth, concrete opportunities that could materialize in the short term, and the reforms that will enable this materialization.

Africa
Report
2019
World Bank

Doing Business 2019 is the 16th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that are comparable across 190 economies.

Global
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This study draws on academic research and IFC’s experience with the private sector in FCS to derive lessons on how to engage with the private sector to foster growth, job creation, and stability.

Global
Report
2019
World Bank

In this video, Sara Enright, Project Director for the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition and Associate Director at Business for Social Responsibility, explains impact sourcing and how it helps the most vulnerable groups. The Global Impact Coalition is a partner of Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE).

Global
Multimedia
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This paper offers practical and relevant insights, including case studies capturing the journey of setting up private sector initiatives with refugee populations. It looks at their progress to date and key takeaways.

Global
Report
2019
Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC)

Published by BSR and the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC), this toolkit identifies a range of good practices, case examples, and resources to guide companies on how to employ, empower, and improve the advancement prospects of those living in poverty. Through literature review and drawing on the extensive knowledge and good practices of GISC member companies around the globe, the report highlights key areas in which companies can create pathways out of poverty through employment.

Global
Toolkit
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This handbook is written for the operational managers in agribusiness companies responsible for integrating smallholder farmers into value chains as suppliers, clients, or customers.

Global
Toolkit
2018
DC DVET

This tool addresses the question of how to improve the relevance and quality of vocational education by engaging with the private sector. It offers an overview of the topic and provides a tool for application-oriented analysis, planning, and development of its project ideas.

Global
Toolkit
2018
World Bank

This report presents lessons learned from various models that public and private sector programs use to stimulate the growth of agro-processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through linkages to larger firms in developing countries.

Global
Report
2017
Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN)

This note showcases best practices of some GAN members to promote work readiness programs and equip young people with skills to join the workforce. Some of the common features that contribute to the success of these initiatives include a strong support from senior management, clear and measurable goals and diligent tracking of results.

Global
Knowledge Brief
2017
Global Center for Youth Employment (GCYE)

The Global Center for Youth Employment and Banyan Global have prepared this study of microwork-impact sourcing and its potential to help address the global youth unemployment challenge. The study maps current trends, opportunities, challenges, and success factors surrounding the implementation of microwork-focused impact sourcing.

Global
Report
2015
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This toolkit, prepared for Indonesia, is compiled based on the policy landscape of the country that provides further guidance in understanding for local companies in implementing apprenticeship program.

East Asia and Pacific
Toolkit
2015
Restless Development

This handbook presents a step-by-step guide for employers to host effective, mutually beneficial internships. The document includes tools by IYF & Restless Development Uganda.

Africa
Toolkit