Water at the BOP: India and East Africa

Beyond Capital Fund
Sep. 2015

One in six people live in water-stressed conditions due to poor water availability and accessibility, high water tariffs, poor water quality, over extraction of sources, etc. Governments, corporations, NGOs and agencies have taken action  to reduce the number of underserved populations.

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Ecosystem Investing: Achieving Impact at Scale

Edmondson, J., Mohan, K., and Stewart, S.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Aug. 2015

Impact at scale requires working within the context of a broader ecosystem and adjusting behaviors in response to change within that system. Six lessons from a large-scale, cross-sector initiative to improve education show the differences between traditional programmatic and ecosystem investing.  

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The Doer and the Payer: A Simple Approach to Scale

Starr, K., and Hattendorf, L.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Aug. 2015

Impact at scale requires working within the context of a broader ecosystem and adjusting behaviors in response to change within that system. Six lessons from a large-scale, cross-sector initiative to improve education show the differences between traditional programmatic and ecosystem investing.  

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Water Quality Monitoring in Developing Countries: Can Microbial Fuel Cells be the Answer?

Chouler, J., Lorenzo, M.
University of Bath
Jul. 2015

Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology has the potential to rapidly test quality of water, and is simple to use. It has the potential of being highly-cost effective, ability of on-site and real time monitoring. Most other chemical and biological methods have none of these advantages.

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