Tag Archives : Scaling

The Power of Social Franchising

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The Krishi Utsho model got a shout out this week from SEEP and a reblog from Next Billion! “An innovative microfranchise model called Krishi Utsho (agro source in Bengali) launched by CARE Bangladesh has developed a network over 110 franchisee agro-dealers who serve over 30,000 farmers providing a wide variety of products (medicine, feed, vitamins, machinery, seeds, etc.) coupled with…

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What We’re Learning: What do legos have to do with scaling solutions?

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In our Design for Scale lab, design question #3 asks us: “What’s our optimal fidelity for scale?” What is fidelity? Very simply, it’s the degree of exactness with which something is copied and reproduced. Why is it important? Well, in some fields it’s both easy and critical that that the fidelity of an intervention is high. For example, when you’re…

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Getting to know our “users” and our “scalers”

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This month, our accelerator teams are diving into a lab on human-centered design with GRID Impact. At the core of most accelerators, incubators or innovation “hubs” is the practice of getting to know your end user or your customer. Human-centered design has famously brought co-creation and empathy to the heart of innovation in the private sector. As development workers, though,…

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