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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.

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Tags:  Rural  social enterprise  sustainable energy 

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A System for Change: One Village Foundation and Students Bridging the Information Gap Case Study - Inveneo

Posted By Saurabh Lall, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, November 14, 2011
A brief case study of One Village Foundation and Students Bridging the Information Gap, by ANDE member Inveneo. 

Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  Ghana  Information and Communication Technology  Rural  sector publication 

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Beyond the Grid: Kicheko Ltd Case Study - Inveneo

Posted By Saurabh Lall, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, November 14, 2011
A brief article about Kicheko Ltd., a rural internet service provider in Tanzania, supported by ANDE member Inveneo

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Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  Case Studies  Information and Communication Technology  Rural  sector publication  Tanzania 

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