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24/05/2013 - 10:41

Presenting the survey at the launch of the Book, Economic Planning and Investment Promotion permanent secretary Dr Desire Sibanda said the major problems facing the poor included unemployment, access to education, health facilities and decent housing.“Empowerment of the marginalised is critical to ensure sustainable poverty reduction than subjecting them to dependency syndrome,” he said.

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10/05/2013 - 10:29

What do dairy cooperatives, micro-finance institutions, post offices, mobile phones, boys on bikes and women who walk all have in common?

They are all potential channels to reach consumers at the base of the pyramid (BOP) with products ranging from agro-information to water-filters, including lighting, medicine, stoves and household goods.
The challenge of selling to consumers at...

14/04/2013 - 20:16

The Inclusive Business Forum of Zimbabwe was pleased to host Mr Sachin Joshi in Harare in April. Mr Joshi presented a one day Workshop for over 60 senior executives on "Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Business Models"

Mr Joshi is Director of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. His workshop uses a sustainable and inclusive...

11/04/2013 - 11:48

Efforts to create innovations that can meet both social and business goals in low-income markets are fraught with unanticipated dangers. A study of 18 initiatives from around the world reveals how ventures can succeed where others have failed. It’s not easy innovating for the millions who are climbing from the bottom rung of the income ladder in high-growth and emerging markets. Even when...

18/03/2013 - 09:32

For a decade now, advocates for the poor in the world’s emerging economies have been urging companies to seek new markets among the have-nots, the left outs, the far away. The argument runs something like this: Not only would such initiatives bring social and economic benefits to the globe’s lowest-income segments; in addition, large swaths of the poor from today’s emerging markets will form...

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