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OBOR initiative: Dhaka stands to gain

OBOR initiative: Dhaka stands to gain

In the 18th century, China contributed one fifth to global GDP and accounted for one-fourth of world’s population. China had been the beacon of innovation and progress, as Chinese scholars kept spearheading cutting-edge scientific discoveries, while Chinese factories kept churning highly sophisticated consumer products like silk and ceramics. As a result, China found itself at(…)

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The Rise of Behavioral Economics: A Perspective from Daniel Kahneman’s Work

The Rise of Behavioral Economics: A Perspective from Daniel Kahneman’s Work

Daniel Kahneman, 2002 Nobel winner in economic sciences, reclaimed the forefront of attention again, in part because the 2017 Nobel prize in the economic sciences is awarded to Richard Thaler, a collaborator of Kahneman and a behavioral economist. Thaler is awarded the prized for his seminal contribution that ties psychology with economics and finance, a(…)

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LCP Case Study: Textile Energy Efficiency Analytics

LCP Case Study: Textile Energy Efficiency Analytics

The Opportunity The Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) is a joint initiative, working towards the adoption of best practices in the textile wet processing sector (washing, dyeing and finishing (WDF) units). The program aims to become a leader in driving long-term competitiveness, and environmental sustainability of the sector by addressing critical issues, particularly focusing(…)

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LCP Case Study: Unnoty- Accelerator Program for Agriculture based SMBs

LCP Case Study: Unnoty- Accelerator Program for Agriculture based SMBs

The Opportunity Recently there’s been a boom in urban focused business accelerators mainly in Dhaka. Although a clear indication of progressing entrepreneurship business practices, there’s still a broad spectrum of businesses countrywide with a large chunk of it being SMEs. In order to help build capacity of per-urban and rural SME entrepreneurs, a USAID funded,(…)

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LCP Case Study: Business Model Development for Fecal Sludge Management (FSM)

LCP Case Study: Business Model Development for Fecal Sludge Management (FSM)

The Opportunity At present, only 20% of Dhaka city is connected to the central sewerage network with the rest of the households left to fend for themselves in managing their sanitation needs. This leaves close to 120 mn people without access to the sewerage channel in Dhaka. Given that population in the city is growing(…)

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LCP Case Study:Digitalizing The Transportation Industry

LCP Case Study:Digitalizing The Transportation Industry

The Opportunity Country’s one of the most premium digital E-ticketing service (currently focused towards bus, launch, movies and events at present) in operation since 2015 was struggling to understand its current consumer segment. In order to understand their customers better and expand, our client planned to undertake a customer segmentation research complete with insights on(…)

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LCP Case Study: Customer Segmentation In The Fashion Industry

LCP Case Study: Customer Segmentation In The Fashion Industry

The Opportunity In 2016, one of the largest fashion retail store in Bangladesh in operation for more than 3 decades was in need of a proper customer segmentation. Being in business for so many decades, the company values have stayed the same but the consumers have evolved drastically. In order to help our client understand(…)

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LCP Case Study: Accessibility to Safe Drinking Water

LCP Case Study: Accessibility to Safe Drinking Water

The Opportunity In 2015, 65.2 million people used the railway to travel across the country in Bangladesh. With increased highway traffic and unavailability of transport in critical times, the number of train commuters are increasing year on year. These travelers from different socioeconomic strata have basic requirements including access to reliable and clean drinking water.(…)

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LCP Case Study: Implementing Clean Water Business Model

LCP Case Study: Implementing Clean Water Business Model

Opportunity High water salinity is a serious concern in Southern Bangladesh. Since 2010, GIZ Bangladesh, in association with German Association, has collaborated with Bangladesh Government’s Sustainable & Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) built 122 solar-powered clean water technologies to cater to safe water needs for the peri-urban and rural population across the Southern Delta. However,(…)

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LCP Case Study: Syngenta Foundation’s Farmers’ Hub Model

LCP Case Study: Syngenta Foundation’s Farmers’ Hub Model

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work with different development, public and private sector clients. Opportunity Since 2013, Syngenta Foundation Bangladesh (SFB) has been successfully running an innovative Farmers’ Hub model in Northern Bangladesh, adding a new dimension to the country’s horticultural scenario. Because the project has positively touched lives of(…)

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