This is the third publication of a series of five. The series is based on experiences and insights from the implementation of three seperate innovation pilots. These pilots form the Three Pilot for Pro-Poor Innovation (3P4PPI) program. Together with our partners, we capture learnings from the pilots, to improve the quality and enabling environment for future pilots.
BoP Partnerships help you better understand the needs and, more importantly, demands at the BoP in a new market. Partnering with long-established organizations working for and with low-income groups can give you the right to operate. They help you overcome gaps in the local business ecosystem, such as distribution networks. Partners can bring missing competences, strengthen your capacity and add resources.
This is the second publication of a series of five. The series is based on experiences and insights from the implementation of three seperate innovation pilots. These pilots form the Three Pilot for Pro-Poor Innovation (3P4PPI) program. Together with our partners, we capture learnings from the pilots, to improve the quality and enabling environment for future pilots.
Market research is essential whenever you develop products or services. Understanding the local BoP system and individuals within this system - consumers, producers, entrepreneurs - is fundamental to ensuring the successful development of ‚ÄėInclusive Innovations‚Äô. BoP insights guide the development of Inclusive Innovations by understanding daily tensions, coping strategies and the decision-making processes.
This is the first publication of a series of five. The series is based on experiences and insights from the implementation of three seperate innovation pilots. These pilots form the Three Pilot for Pro-Poor Innovation (3P4PPI) program. Together with our partners, we capture learnings from the pilots, to improve the quality and enabling environment for future pilots.
This first publication sets the scene on inclusive innovation. It highlights latest insights both in theory and in practice. It introduces main challenges we encoutered in the pilots
BoP Innovation Center & Global Alliance on Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
This report serves as a starting point for the business interventions developed in the 2SCALE program.
Improving food and nutrition security through better availability,accessibility, and utilization of food and food products is a complex challenge. After all, it involves a sector where key activities (such as the production, distribution and consumption of food and the identification of food markets) are largely in the hands of private enterprises. Involved as consumer, producer or entrepreneur, for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) population, interventions by the privatesector in the food value chain can increase the income of the actors in the chain, increase the availability of food products, make food products more affordable, or increase the ‚Äď nutritious ‚Äď quality of food. Interventions will ultimately contribute to improving the availability of and access to nutritious food and food products.
Hystra, Aqua for All, BoP Innovation Center
Scaling-up access to safe water and reaching out to the 2.1 billion people without this common good is possible, and can even be profitable. For the fast growing urban population in developing countries (expected growth: almost 70% by 2030) piped distribution networks seems to be the most appropriate. Good opportunities lay ahead for utility operators (public and private), especially if they join forces and create hybrid water utilities which focuses exclusively on serving fast growing communities in towns and slums of large cities. These urban areas could be served with relatively low capital investments. For different reasons, such hybrid utilities could not be purely public or private, but rather require a blend of both, in terms of governance and financing.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Catherine Bertini (chair)
The Chicago Council announced an initiative to bring attention to the role of girls in rural economies of developing countries and identify opportunities to increase investment in women and girls as a tool for economic growth and social stability.
To succeed, you‚Äôll need to link your commercial interests with your constituencies‚Äô well-being
Harvard Business Review
V. Kasturi Rangan, Michael Chu, and Djordjija Petkoski
The bottom of the economic pyramid is a risky place for business, but decent profits can be made there if companies link their financial success with their constituencies' well-being.
Innovative business models in education, health, agriculture and financial services
This report presents the conclusions of the study ‚ÄúLeveraging ICT for the BoP‚ÄĚ sponsored by AFD-Proparco, Ericsson, ICCO, France Telecom-Orange, and TNO and conducted by Hystra and Ashoka from October 2010 to June 2011.
Wageningen University - LEI
Sertse, Y., M. de Ruyter de Wildt, Y Dijkxhoorn and M. Danse
LEI Memorandum 11-005
The ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, through the BOCI Programme (International Policy Support Research) requested LEI to portray alternative business models that increase inclusiveness, improves competitiveness and enhance food safety and security in the Ethiopian oilseed sector. The BoP Innovation Cycle was used to identify accessible, acceptable and affordable innovations.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
A report by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) argues that international initiatives on agricultural investments should go beyond trying to minimize the negative impacts of large-scale land acquisitions and, instead, promote investment models that maximize opportunities for local smallholder.
World Resources Institute
WRI‚Äôs business case studies go deeper into some of the most promising projects represented in the Digital Dividend Clearinghouse, providing detailed description and analysis of each business model, the market segment in which it operates, its successes and challenges, potential replicability and scalability. If possible, the study also documents the social impact of the venture.