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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: Strategy Consulting for an Emerging Cement Company

LCP Case Study: Strategy Consulting for an Emerging Cement Company

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work for an emerging cement company.  The Opportunity One of the leading local conglomerates in Bangladesh, with a renowned brand of cement in the market was in dire need of a strategic intervention in order to capture a larger market share.  The company with a(…)

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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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Emerging Trends impacting Bangladesh’s Remittance Flow

Emerging Trends impacting Bangladesh’s Remittance Flow

Global remittance flow has declined for two consecutive years- for the first time since the turn of the millennium. The last time there was a decline- it was during the global financial crisis. The World Bank expects world remittance to rise to a record high of 600 billion dollars in 2018, suggesting that the current(…)

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Startup Accelerators: A New Horizon for Bangladesh’s Startup Ecosystem

Startup Accelerators: A New Horizon for Bangladesh’s Startup Ecosystem

JolPi is a technology company that sells home based IOT (internet-of-things) devices i.e. gas leakage alarm, appliance control, access control etc. What sets them apart from the rest? Well, they just received the ‘National Demo Day Award 2017’ and were announced as the ‘Top Investable Startup 2017’ by the ICT Division of Bangladesh Government. Bangladesh(…)

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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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One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

The recent SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit, taking place on 8th and 9th of June, 2017, saw heads of states from Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China but it also solidified the paradigm shift of world power in terms of trade, infrastructure, fuel, energy, transportation, development, and finance. As Bangladesh is becoming a part(…)

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Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16: Economic Realignment Imperative for Addressing Unemployment

Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16:  Economic Realignment Imperative for Addressing Unemployment

  Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has published the latest labor survey, “Quarterly Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16”. The objective of this report was to accumulate data on the labor force of Bangladesh (Aged 15 and above) and the employment trends. BBS has segregated their labor force data in 13 components. These are general population,(…)

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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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