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Rural areas: the forgotten segment

June 28, 2017 in Hub-Blog

This blog is written by Simon Brossard, François Lepicard, and Adrien Darodes  “From a business model viability perspective lower density areas are still beyond reach.”  A large solar lantern distributor In a recent article on the India Energy Access Summit, The Climate Group commented: “Decentralized ... (more...)

Five lessons on multi-stakeholder partnerships for development

May 3, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Co-authors Simon Brossard, Consultant, Hystra[1] Bernard Garrette, Professor of Strategy and Business Policy, HEC Paris The number of multi-stakeholder partnerships for development has boomed in the past decades, with leading coalitions emerging such as the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the ... (more...)

The Next Generation of Sanitation Businesses

April 4, 2016 in Hub-Blog

In the past few years, governments and the development community have seriously stepped up their efforts to tackle the sanitation crisis. Two emblematic initiatives are the launch of the Clean India mission (‘Swachh Bharat’) by Indian Prime Minister Modi in 2014 – which aims to provide 560 million ... (more...)