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Time: March 17, 2009 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: The Brewery
Street: Chiswell Street
City/Town: London EC1Y 4SD
Website or Map: http://www.thebrewery.co.uk/d…
Event Type: 'business for development impact' event series
Organized By: Overseas Development Institute,Department for International Development & Business Action for Africa
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2011
How can markets work better for the poor? What approaches deliver impact at scale? Tuesday, 17 March, 17.30 to 19.00 followed by reception (Registration from 17.00).
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Many initiatives of governments, companies, donors and NGOs, aim to help the poor engage in markets – selling their labour or products, or securing the inputs, finance and services they need. But too often the scale of impact is limited, the output unsustainable. New approaches are exploring how to make markets work for the poor – commercially, systemically and fairly.
|Speaker:||Alan Gibson, co-founder of the Springfield Centre, speaking on DFID’s approach to "Making Markets Work for the Poor". Alan will outline how this approach to developing markets is being applied in practice, and its implications for how we should work in future: audio|
|Dr William Kwesi Derban, Head of Community Relations, Emerging Markets at Barclays, speaking on the potential opportunities and challenges around reaching the poor at scale through commercial banking services that meet their needs, and the implications that access to finance has for their wider engagement in markets. William will draw on Barclays Bank's experience in providing access or extending financial services to the unbanked: audio|
|Chris West, Director, Shell Foundation, speaking on their work promoting enterprise-based solutions, applying market principles and business DNA to generate sustainable and scaleable solutions. Chris will report on their experience and the challenges that it raises for local institutions, and all those that seek to support them: audio|
|Jon Mitchell, Tourism Programme Leader, Overseas Development Institute, speaking on ODI's work to shift mindsets in tourism, to scale up impacts on poverty within the sector. Jon will outline how a value chain approach challenges assumptions about the best options for the poor, and helps reveal why some value chains work so much better for the poor than others: audio|
|Chair:||Simon Maxwell, Director, Overseas Development Institute|
This event is part of a meeting series.