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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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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: 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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LCP Case Study: Developing Business models for the IDSS Project

LCP Case Study: Developing Business models for the IDSS Project

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work with SNV-ACI on the IDSS project.  The Opportunity In 2016, ACI Agribusiness, a business division of the Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI), envisioned a 36-month program titled ‘Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS) for farmers’. The program is co-financed by ACI and Netherlands Space Office (NSO),(…)

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LCP Case Study: Bangladesh Open Government Data Portal for A2i

LCP Case Study: Bangladesh Open Government Data Portal for A2i

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work for A2i.  The Opportunity In 2016, a2i, the world’s first Innovation Lab+ and the key driver from the Prime Minister’s Office of the Bangladesh government’s public service innovation agenda, initiated a project to increase the accessibility of data among the general public through a(…)

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Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

$10 Billion. The estimated net worth of Dropbox (Investopedia), the world’s premier cloud storage company, which has a daily user base of 500 million with a traffic of 1.2 billion files. But, when it started out in 2007, it had zero infrastructure, zero inventory, and zero design. Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, showcased how(…)

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Market Insight: Bangladesh Feed Industry

Market Insight: Bangladesh Feed Industry

INTRODUCTION Bangladesh, with its rural and agro-based economy, has always been plagued with problems such as malnutrition, high levels of unemployment, and poverty. With the objective of alleviating the protein deficiency of the people and solving the unemployment problem to some extent, in the last 30 years, private investors have taken up the mantle to(…)

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The Evolving Digital Marketing Landscape

The Evolving Digital Marketing Landscape

It’s only logical for brands and advertisers to put their money where the consumers are and contrary to a decade ago they aren’t in front of the TV screens anymore. There’s a thriving Middle to Affluent Class (MAC) population in Bangladesh who are not only more susceptible to new tech adoption but are often the(…)

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