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Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014: An Analysis

The 6th annual Sankalp Unconvention Summit took place in Mumbai from April 9-11, 2014 with over 100 speakers and over 20 sessions. It featured critical launches of tools and reports for the social enterprise and impact investment industry. Cases in point – PRISM (India’s first impact fund rating tool); StartupWave (a virtual incubator for social enterprises); and, […]


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TheHub

4Ps of inclusive business: How perseverance, partnerships, pilots and passion can lead to success

Success in inclusive business depends on getting the business model right. But so far there is little known about which business models work, how long success takes and what success looks like in practice. 4Ps of inclusive business: How perseverance

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McKinsey

From poverty to empowerment: India’s imperative for jobs, growth, and effective basic services

Long considered an immutable fact of life in India, extreme poverty is finally in retreat. India launched its first wave of economic reforms in the early 1990s, resulting in a decline in the official poverty ratio from 45 percent in 1994 to 37 percen

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Wef

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Early-Stage Company Growth Dynamics

Entrepreneurs are key drivers of economic and social progress. Rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are often viewed as important sources of innovation, productivity growth and employment (small and medium-sized enterprises account for a

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Sida

From Paper to Practice: Learning from the journeys of inclusive business start-ups

From Paper to Practice: Learning from the journeys of inclusive business start-ups explores findings from the portfolio of inclusive businesses supported by Innovations Against Poverty (IAP), a grant programme established by Sida in 2011. It draws p

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Grameen

Addressing dormancy in savings Accounts: Insights from the Cashpor BC project

India is home to the world’s largest unbanked population. Over the last decade, the Government of India has taken various policy measures to promote financial inclusion, including the introduction of the business correspondent (BC) model. These pol

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Grameen

Channel Innovation for Financial Inclusion

There is growing recognition that innovative channels can bridge the chasm between the need for financial inclusion through access to financial services for the poor and the considerable challenges in making them available to the underserved. Channel

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