This report documents findings from research on the emerging impact enteprise landscape in Papua New Guinea. This report was commissioned by UNDP and compiled by Intellecap (a globally-recognised specialist research group that specialises in SME, entrepreneurship and start-ups) titled Seeding Social Enterprise in Papua New Guinea. The report sets out the challenges and opportunities for SMEs in six key sectors of the economy that have a major impact on the lives of the majority of the population – agriculture, energy, health care, finance, education and water and sanitation.
Low cost healthcare delivery (LCHD) has progressed considerably in India. National Rural Health Mission’s (NRHM) reforms have led to improvements in key health indicators such as institutional deliveries, out-patient cases, complete immunization, availability of diagnostic and family welfare services and disease control programmes. However, the country’s healthcare market continues to face challenges of affordability, availability and quality. Also pertinent questions still persist:
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This issue covers topics like innovations to solve India's urban water issues at the BoP, engagement models for sanitation, and the challenges unqualified quacks pose to the long term health of the urban poor.
Sixty per cent of the population in India does not have a bank account, and more than 50% farmers in the country do not get access to any kind of institutional credit. Setting-up and operating a bank branch is very expensive and challenging. Service providers and financial institutions have experimented with multiple technology platforms, but the platform that seems to have attracted the most attention has been the mobile phone. Despite mobile phones being ubiquitous, the potential growth of financial inclusion through mobile phones (mobile money) has been very slow and patchy.
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This issue covers healthcare and education. It delves into the impact of Non Communicable Diseases on the urban poor and the interventions that can help, how the private sector is addressing early childhood education needs at the BoP and calls out to treatment gaps in mental healthcare in South Asia.
With the deadline for UN’s Millennium Development Goals approaching in 2015, the global conversation around the formulation of development goals for the years beyond has started gathering momentum. The significant success of MDGs' – especially towards alleviating poverty - has ensured that the next set of goals will be challenging and would require the active commitment of all stakeholders including the private sector.
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This issue covers topics which include solutions to housing challenges of the urban poor, problems of street vendors in India, an analysis of Pakistan's education system and the persistent drug problem amongst slum and street children in South Asia.
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This issue covers topics like the impact of health financing on the poor, food security and food wastage in India, and municipal body reforms required to ensure sustainable urban development. As India flies into Monsoon season, this issue also delves into how prepared the country is to tackle the rainy onslaught.