Reaching the Last Mile – Innovative Business Models for Inclusive Development

Alice Schmidt, Aline Menden (née Krämer), Christian Pirzer, Christina Tewes-Gradl, Claudia Knobloch, Isabel von Blomberg, James Tulloch, Nadine Köcher, Tendai Pasipanodya

Bringing essential services to the poor, whether in remote rural areas, provincial towns, or in the slums of megacities, is a great challenge for governments in developing countries. Endeva has supported the World Bank’s Innovation Unit to systematically assess innovative business models that provide products and services to the poor, thus better understanding how to raise awareness of problems and solutions, designing products that address their needs, and making these products available and affordable.