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Basic Services: New models for the private sector

By Celia Bedoya del Olmo

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Innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships and business models for improving access to basic services are emerging globally. Poor and vulnerable households need electricity, water, sanitation, health and education in order to be healthy and productive. In recent decades, there have been significant improvements in Latin America and the Caribbean, but the “last mile”— communities that are extremely isolated by distance, poverty, or other factors—still lacks sustainable, affordable and quality services. More than ever, creative and locally-adapted solutions for addressing poverty based on alliances between actors can help close the access gap.

Innovación en el acceso a servicios básicos: cinco casos de estudio

By Celia Bedoya del Olmo

Desde hace unos meses, el FOMIN junto con el Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo Humano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (itdUPM) hemos comenzado a trabajar en la identificación de cinco modelos innovadores basados en alianzas con el sector privado para la provisión de servicios básicos a población de bajos recursos en América Latina y Caribe.

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