Shaping Inclusive Markets

Shaping Inclusive Markets

The current global crisis of economic exclusion and inequity has millions of people in poverty with limited opportunities to escape. The questions of how markets work, and who they work for, have never been more pressing. Truly inclusive markets lead to expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers. These inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible.

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Viable Sanitation Enterprises: The Linchpin in Sanitation Markets
Implementers of market-based sanitation (MBS) interventions have a vested interest in creating a competitive supply of toilets in India. To do so requires them to improve the viability of sanitation enterprises in the market. Implementers, however, often lack an understanding of enterprise viability. What factors determine the viability of sanitation enterprises beyond sales...
Feb 17, 2021 11:30 PM ET
Seizing Opportunity
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted the inequities that perpetuate harmful outcomes for billions of people around the globe. A growing number of voices call for global leaders to seize this crisis as an opportunity to “rebuild better.” However, this is easier said than done. How can leaders help markets achieve systemic transformations toward inclusion and equity?...
Jan 13, 2021 11:45 AM ET
Running on Empty: Challenges Faced by Private Pit Emptiers in Urban Uganda
By 2050, over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. However, water and sanitation services are often unable to keep pace with population growth in rapidly urbanizing cities, leading to deteriorating health conditions. Uganda is no exception. The country’s urban population is expected to nearly double between 2018 and 2050, putting significant strain on the...
Oct 26, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Developing a Market-Based Approach to Sanitation in Uganda
Household sanitation is a longstanding development priority for the government of Uganda. However, access to basic sanitation is still low and the country is off-track to meet the Sustainability Development Goal related to universal access to sanitation by 2030. This, coupled with the government’s policy that considers sanitation to be a household responsibility, provides tremendous...
Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Impact Investment Opportunities in India for Catalytic Investors
On the surface, India’s impact investing ecosystem is thriving. There is high activity with deals happening across sectors and enterprise stages. At the same time, the narrative on impact investing has primarily been centered on capital supply and many investors in India have focused on achieving market-rate returns. This focus on returns left us wondering: are there areas currently...
Sep 8, 2020 6:00 AM ET

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