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2017

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PublicationBusiness model innovation: fortified food for infants

The Inclusive Innovation Business Model series showcases the innovative and inclusive solutions that social enterprises have developed to tackle tough development challenges, particularly in service delivery to the poor. Each business model is based on the experiences of several social enterprises from across the globe that have developed similar approaches and strategies to delivery services to the poor or to improve their livelihoods.

The inclusive innovation business model series has been published on the World Bank Group's Innovation Policy Platform.

Fortified Food for Infants in Low-Income Communities

  • To combat high under-nutrition rates, enterprises have developed a fortified infant food business model to provide specially formulated food for infants.
  • The food can be porridge, flour, or yogurt mass-produced in a local factory and sold through different channels of distribution: local shops, door-to-door, or baby feeding centers.
  • Hundreds of thousands of children have already been reached but further evidence is needed along with closer collaboration with the government to drive impact and scalability.

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