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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Applications Abound: Three things you should know about broadband for the BoP

By Mónica Fernández Álvarez de Lugo and Lucie Klarsfeld

The Broadband Effect: Enhancing Market-based Solutions for the Base of the Pyramid, a new study by Opportunities for the Majority at the Inter-American Development Bank and prepared by Hystra, makes the case for broadband adoption and more efficient and productive value chains serving the BoP. The report presents several case studies showing how broadband has enabled new business models that are more effective and efficient in accessing the BoP.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Unlocking the Unbanked: How cyber ID data can advance financial inclusion and ecommerce in emerging markets

By Stephen Ufford

Our financial systems rely on digital information footprints – credit data, banking histories, etc. – to determine whether a person is trustworthy. But many poor people live in a cash economy with no digital record of their financial history, preventing them from transacting with many companies. According to Stephen Ullford, cyber ID data offers one way to bridge this cash-digital divide and expand financial access to the unbanked.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Responsible Pricing, Profits and Self-Regulation in Microfinance: Views from the Smart Campaign

By Isabelle Barrès — Accion

The Smart Campaign offers certification to microfinance institutions that uphold its client protection principles. In the process, it has sparked debate on topics like responsible pricing, appropriate profits and the value of self-regulation. In response to recent criticisms of its certification process, Campaign director Isabelle Barrès lays out its perspective on these three issues.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

NexThought Monday - Solving the Energy Access Problem: In-house distribution + in-house product design

By Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh founded Greenlight Planet to offer rural, low-income families a clean, affordable, and safe alternative to traditional kerosene lamps. But he and his team quickly discovered that producing a great product got them only halfway home. Walsh says bringing Greenlight's distribution chain in house, along with its product design, has made all the difference for the for-profit firm.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Social Enterprise Leadership Programme with On Purpose

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A year-long, paid leadership programme which aims to develop future leaders of social enterprise. We believe that business should be used to create a better society and a healthier planet. We are looking for talented professionals who want to use their experience to help lead this change.

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