Given the barriers to rural development that exist, there is a need to adopt an integrated approach, focussing on collaboration, that can help unlock synergies and create a deeper impact on the ground. This integrated approach is two-fold:
The integrated approach discerns that access to energy and finance are key enablers that can be leveraged by organisations to scale solutions
Economic empowerment of rural women:
A case study from Mann Deshi Sahakari Bank
India's first cooperative bank set up in 1996 for and by rural women in Maharashtra, Mann Deshi bank has served more than 100,000 rural women micro-entrepreneurs with doorstep banking services through frugal innovation.DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY
Aggregation of demand of services and products across various sectors to ensure sustainability and commercial viability for interventions.
Leveraging sectoral experience and expertise across the different stakeholders involved.
Enabling sharing of financial and performance/operational risk amongst all stakeholders, including solution providers, investors, NGOs, etc
Having an anchor demand centre can help in mobilising the demand for various services and products in nearby areas.
Cross-cutting interventions can deliver sustained impact across multiple sectors.
Reducing transaction costs and resources for scaling interventions.
Collaborative approach towards rural interventions:
A case study from Tata Trusts - Clean Cooking Initiatives
With a mission to catalyse social development, Tata Trusts has been working on a multitude of complex issues that pertain to rural development that have social, economic or environmental impact, one of which is clean cooking solutions.DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY
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