From village entrepreneurs, to agro-dealers, waste pickers, street vendors and small artisans, millions of people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) are engaging in value chains through inclusive business models. Their success and sustainability often requires building skills in basic small-scale business management, covering topics such as financial planning, bookkeeping, marketing and sales techniques. We have seen a proliferation of curriculums developed to address this gap but their effectiveness is often hindered by literacy and numeracy levels, gender and cultural barriers or high delivery costs. This working group will examine and compare existing curriculums and delivery solutions to understand what works and what does not and potentially co-create a solution to close the gaps in this field.
Representatives from these organizations: Ajinomoto, Care, Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Pact, Phosboucraa Foundation, Siemens Stiftung (and EpN members Compadre, GravityLight), World Vision.
More information will be available about upcoming case presentations in late spring.