BoP Summit 2013: Early bird registration ends on Sept 20

11 09 2013

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Javier Ayala‘s insight:

200 leaders from the corporate, nonprofit, development, foundation, and entrepreneurial worlds will be convening at the Ross School of Business with a focus on building better BoP enterprises of today, and a robust roadmap for the BoP community of tomorrow.

See on bop2013.org





Bank Marketing Strategy: Banks Accelerate Mobile Banking Innovation

26 06 2013

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The acceptance of mobile banking has grown more quickly than most financial institution futurists could have imagined. The impact of channel migration is changing the foundation of banking as we know it, with banks now …

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Can inclusive business become the new business as usual in Africa | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)

26 06 2013

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Can Inclusive Business become the new business as usual in Africa so that the continent sees real sustainable growth

Javier Ayala‘s insight:

It is no secret that Africa is rich in natural resources. According to a report published by the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) in 2009, Africa’s percentage of world production of the following minerals was: cobalt (57%), diamonds (53%), manganese (39%), phosphate (31%), gold (21%), bauxite (9%), nickel (7.5%) and copper (5%). Africa is also home to much (currently) unproductive fertile ground and the world’s second biggest rainforest in the Congo basin. The same report indicates that in 2007, Africa produced 12.5 percent of the world’s oil and 6.5 percent of the world’s gas. However, since then, a multitude of countries on the continent have discovered new oil and gas reserves, including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda…

See on www.osisa.org





Branchless banking in Nepal: Hello Paisa – Upsides

22 05 2013

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Javier Ayala‘s insight:

‘Because of Nepal’s hills and poor road infrastructure, a large percentage of the population cannot easily get to bank branches and instead use informal and illegal financial services. We saw great potential for branchless banking to introduce this population segment to a bank, so we expanded our reach to the rural and semi-urban population through a network of agents.’

See on www.upsides.com





Guide-Growing_Business_with_Smallholders_large.pdf

17 04 2013

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Javier Ayala‘s insight:

An excellent guide to help companies in their inclusive business endevours  in agriculture… it includes several SNV IB expert inputs

See on www.agribusiness-with-smallholders.net





Guide-Growing_Business_with_Smallholders_large.pdf

17 04 2013

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Javier Ayala‘s insight:

An excellent guide to help companies in their inclusive business endevours  in agriculture…

See on www.agribusiness-with-smallholders.net





Vietnam Business Challenge Fund

16 04 2013

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Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF) is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) – and managed by Netherlands Development Organisat…

Javier Ayala‘s insight:

Does your company have an innovative, inclusive and commercially viable business idea? You can get TA and financial (up to 800K USD) support from the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund. Further details at www.vbcf.org.vn 

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