A New Model for Impact Investing: Application of Impact Units to Assess Feasibility of Social Investment Opportunities and Interventions in Kenya

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An important driver of achieving Sustainable Development Goals, impact investing encourages social interventions that increase access to basic services such as finance, healthcare, education, clean water, and energy. Despite the growth in African economic activity, the need for high impact social interventions remains high.1 The generally low level of development in Third World countries continues to provide opportunities for impact …

Peer-to-Peer Hyperlocal Approach to Last-Mile Delivery in Nigeria

ideas4action@wharton.upenn.edu Africa, IdeaHub, Infrastructure & Economic Development

Logistics and supply chains are the wheels of trade, commerce and economic activity around the world. However, in developing economies and emerging markets there are numerous challenges that make access difficult. Most prominent are the lack of standardized addressing systems, and inefficient or inadequate countrywide postal infrastructure that raises the┬ácost of logistics, especially in delivery at the last mile. Our …