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On the Path to Sustainability and Scale: A Study of India's Social Enterprise Landscape

In India, social enterprises have become a national phenomenon in less than a decade, with a growing ecosystem of supporting players. Yet, despite this impressive growth, little is known about these social enterprises collectively: their geographic and sector distribution, business structure, stage of development, financial viability and funding sources.

Published: 
April, 2012

Indian Microfinance: Looking Beyond The AP Act and its Devastating Impact on the Poor

In December 2010 the Government of Andhra Pradesh (“AP”) passed a law (the “AP Act”, originally conceived in October 2010) which effectively shut down private sector microfinance in the State. The AP Government stated that its goal was to protect the poor. Now, 18 months later, the impact of the AP Act is clear: rather than protecting the poor, it has had the opposite effect, harming the poor by starving them of access to credit and basic financial services.

A study by Legatum Ventures, with contributions from Intellecap.

Published: 
March, 2012

Beyond Profit Special Issue: Property Rights, Identity and Dignity

Beyond Profit was a social enterprise magazine launched by Intellecap in 2009 to present the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social enterprises. It brought together first-hand insights and expert commentary across Intellecap's Focus Sectors and related themes.

Published: 
March, 2011

Flows: Filling up the Base of the Pyramid - Business and Finance Solutions to Scale up Water Access for India’s poor

How can microfinance enhance access to water and sanitation for the poor? This paper identifies opportunities to address demand for water and sanitation (watsan) at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) through effective business models. Over 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities worldwide. One of the U. N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is to reduce this number to half by 2015. About 100 million people need to gain access to watsan per year to meet the MDG target.
Published: 
December, 2009

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