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Last Mile Solutions for Low-Income Customers

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 8, 2019
Updated: Friday, April 5, 2019

Last Mile Solutions for Low-Income Customers
by Richard Gomes and Meera Shah

In this report, the Shell Foundation shares the findings from their work with leading social enterprises to build sustainable rural value chains in the off-grid energy sector over the last two decades. Drawing on success and failure, they note the evolution of several approaches that can help businesses to better understand and serve rural customers, lower distribution costs and broaden reach, including the emergence of dedicated intermediaries who improve cost-efficiency through the combination of technology, specialization and economies of scale. They offer insight to help entrepreneurs select and implement these solutions effectively.

Read full report here. 

Tags:  Rural  social enterprise  sustainable energy 

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