At Business for Development we believe one of the key drivers to solving extreme poverty is through inclusive economic growth, working in partnership with business.

As a leading NGO that works with the private sector, we have developed numerous inclusive business partnerships – in countries like Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Laos – using a model which enables us to harness the power of the markets and connect smallholder farmers to commercial opportunities. Inclusion is about opportunity. Through inclusive business, farmers and their families in the value chain are given the tools, choice and ability to break the cycle of poverty.

As inclusive business thought leaders we also seek to inspire, inform and empower business, NGO’s, donors and governments to work together on entrenched, complex development problems with ground breaking strategies.


Tackling extreme poverty in rural communities through inclusive business

our mission

We enable the power of the market to reach undeserved communities, brokering partnerships so that the poorest are included in value chains that put them on a trajectory to exit poverty.