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2007
Mamadou Gaye | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
Today, cotton is the main source of income for 20 million people and accounts for up to 60% of national export earnings in West and Central Africa. Since 1999, however, African producers have...
2007
Robert Darko Osei | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
The Integrated Tamale Fruit Company—operating in the Savelugu-Nanton District in Ghana's Northern Region, an area of widespread poverty—cultivates certified organic mangos for local and export...
2007
Winifred N.Karugu and Diane Nduta Kanyagia | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
K-REP Bank, which started operations in 1999, is among the more successful microfinance institutions. It offers diverse products and services, including microcredit facilities to low-income people,...
2007
Robert Darko Osei | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
Susu collection, practiced for more three centuries in Africa, is an informal arrangement for mobilizing savings deposits from clients. Operators collect a predetermined installment of money from...
2007
Mamadou Gaye and Ousmane Moreau | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
Pésinet, devised in 2002 by Brussels-based Afrique Initiatives, is an early warning method for monitoring the health conditions of children from low-income families. Its concept is simple: mothers...
2007
Farid Baddache | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
After decades of violence, segregation and inequality during apartheid, South Africa has made significant efforts to bring equality and stability through structural shifts in its economy. Two South...
2007
Mamadou Gaye | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
In Mali, only 10% of the country's 12 million inhabitants have access to electricity. Access is even lower, just 2%–3%, in rural areas, where appliances are powered with car batteries and kerosene...
2007
Robert Darko Osei | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
Sanofi-aventis, the largest pharmaceutical company in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world, began a partnership with the World Health Organization in 2001 to fight sleeping sickness and other...
2007
Mamadou Gaye and Ousmane Moreau | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
Guinea grows about 5,000 tons of raw cashew nuts a year. Meanwhile, its much smaller neighbour Guinea-Bissau, with similar soil and climate, produces 80,000 tons. Encouraged by the growing consumer...
2007
Mamadou Gaye and Ousmane Moreau | UNPD: Growing Inclusive Markets
The Chaka Group, created in 1994 by the Senegalese entrepreneur Meissa Deguene Ngom, is comprised of three units: Chaka Computer, Call Me and Money Express. The case focuses on Money Express and its...

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