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Hystra - Enhancing Market-based Solutions for the BoP

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Broadband Effect: Enhancing Market-based Solutions for the Base of the Pyramid

by Hystra

This report provides an in-depth analysis of 8 initiatives leveraging broadband for the BoP, drawing key lessons for companies and policymakers willing to replicate innovative models or more generally invest in broadband infrastructure; in order to help bridge the digital, social, and economic divide in Latin America and the Caribbean. A report commissioned by the IDB.

Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  energy 

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Hystra - Creating Alliances to Accelerate Sanitation

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Creating Alliances to Accelerate Commercially Viable Sanitation

by Hystra

Hystra presents insights from the first year of the Toilet Board coalition, an alliance that brings together large corporations, government agencies, multilateral institutions, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations, to accelerate market-based sanitation initiatives at the Base of the Pyramid. A report for the Toilet Board Coalition, published in AFD Technical Reports collection.

Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  sanitation 

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Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

With the release of Promise and Progress, Monitor Group concludes a 16-month research project on the operations of 439 enterprises in nine sub-Saharan nations, enterprises which are active in 14 sectors and seek to use market mechanisms to improve the lives and livelihoods of people living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. These "market-based solutions" (MBSs) engage poor people as customers, offering them socially beneficial products at prices they can afford, or as business associates - suppliers, agents, or distributors - providing them with improved incomes. The report shows conclusively that MBSs make a significant difference in the fight against poverty by delivering social impact in a sustainable way, at scale.

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Tags:  Africa  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Poverty  Sector publication 

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Early Stage Social Enterprise EcoSystem Workshop

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This is a summary of a workshop held in Nairobi December 4-6, 2012. Stakeholders from across the early-stage enterprise ecosystem convened to identify & design high-leverage initiatives that could strengthen support for enterprises through development stages to achieve scale and build sustainably in order to provide broad solutions for large, disadvantaged populations.

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Tags:  accelerators  Africa  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Development  Economic Growth  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Philanthropy; impact investing  Sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Housing at the Base of the Pyramid in Brazil

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

This report is based on the themes and messages discussed during the Business Opportunities in Housing for the Base of the Pyramid event held in São Paulo, Brazil on 2 September 2013. The event brought together between key actors developing housing solutions for low-income communities in Brazil. More than 70 members from the United Nations Development Programme in Brazil, city government, civil society, real estate developers, private-sector companies and investors attended this invite-only event, a collaborative effort between Business Call to Action (BCtA) and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Brazil Chapter which enabled participating stakeholders to discuss challenges and solutions.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Brazil  impact investing  Latin America 

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Many Paths to a Home: Emerging Business Models for Latin America and the Caribbean's Base of the Pyramid

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The lack of adequate housing is a problem throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Almost 40 percent of families in the region live in a house beyond repair, have no title, or lack water, sewerage, electricity, adequate building materials, or space. It is estimated that by 2015, that number will increase by 10 percent. Only an investment of at least $310 billion will close the region's current housing gap, that is 7.8 percent of LAC's GDP. The demand for improved housing among the base of the pyramid (BOP) has been consistently strong and represents a relatively steady proportion of the overall income of this segment of the population. Yet the supply of innovative and tailored solutions continues to be limited. This report presents and analyzes promising business models that are enabling companies and other organizations to provide services and products to the BOP and in doing so help address the region's pressing housing deficit.

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Tags:  access to finance  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Economic Growth  impact investing  Latin America  Sector publication 

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Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This is Monitor Deloitte's report entitled Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale, based on extensive research carried out by its Monitor Inclusive Markets unit based in Mumbai, India.

There has been increasing interest around the world in the role that inclusive businesses, which engage and benefit the global poor, can play in the fight against the problems of poverty. However, disappointingly few of these have achieved the scale required to make a significant difference to the global poor. An analysis of over 400 such firms in Africa showed that a mere 13% of them had begun to scale. This new report explains why this is the case, and provides recommendations for how these problems can be overcome

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Tags:  access to finance  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Development  Economic Growth  impact investing  Sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Opportunities in Technology for the Base of the Pyramid in Brazil

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

This report is a summary of the main discussions presented during the two editions of “Opportunities in Technology for the Base of the Pyramid” event- the first of which was held in Receife on November 12, 2013, the second of which was held in Sao Paulo on May 20, 2014. The event was hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Ebay Foundation,  Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial (ICE,) with support from ARTEMISIA, Cria Global, and Porto Digital. 

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Information and Communication Technology 

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A System for Change: One Village Foundation and Students Bridging the Information Gap Case Study - Inveneo

Posted By Saurabh Lall, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, November 14, 2011
A brief case study of One Village Foundation and Students Bridging the Information Gap, by ANDE member Inveneo. 

Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  Ghana  Information and Communication Technology  Rural  sector publication 

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Beyond the Grid: Kicheko Ltd Case Study - Inveneo

Posted By Saurabh Lall, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, November 14, 2011
A brief article about Kicheko Ltd., a rural internet service provider in Tanzania, supported by ANDE member Inveneo

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Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  Case Studies  Information and Communication Technology  Rural  sector publication  Tanzania 

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