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June 2010 Blog Posts (3)

The role of innovation and technological diffusion in increasing economic growth: New DFID research programme

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is planning to undertake a research programme on the role of innovation and technological diffusion in increasing economic growth in low-income countries and how policy can be used to encourage it. DFID plans to commission a number of research projects as part of this programme, and a call for proposals will be issued later this year.



In order to assist in establishing the… Continue

Added by Inclusive Business Hub team on June 24, 2010 at 9:44 — No Comments

The Story of BRAC - the biggest collaborative Social Business in Bangladesh

BRAC is the largest collaboration network of social businesses in the world. It is reaching 110 million poor people annually through its health, education, and economic development programs. Today, the organization generates 80 percent of its $485 million budget from its wholly owned social businesses.



BRAC’s integrated health, finance, and education programs are active in 70,000 villages in all of the 64 districts of Bangladesh, reaching an estimated 75 percent of the entire… Continue

Added by Parveen Sultana Huda on June 9, 2010 at 12:14 — No Comments

BASF Grameen Ltd.: promoting better nutrition and protection against insect-borne disease in Bangladesh

BASF SE and Grameen Healthcare Trust announced the establishment of a joint social business venture called BASF Grameen Ltd., aimed at improving the health and business opportunities of low-income communities in Bangladesh. BASF Grameen Ltd. will start by utilizing two products from BASF’s portfolio: dietary supplement sachets containing vitamins and micronutrients, and impregnated mosquito nets that offer protection against insect-borne disease.



Social business is a new business… Continue

Added by Parveen Sultana Huda on June 8, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

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