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    Ziqitza Health Care Limited

    December 2011 Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Shabdha Chigurupati, Eric Jones, and Angela Ramirez This case... [READ MORE]

    December 2011 Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

    Shabdha Chigurupati, Eric Jones, and Angela Ramirez

    This case study on Ziqitza Healthcare Limited is one of a series of case studies produced by the Yale undergraduate class members of Social Enterprise in Developing Economies, a seminar designed to study current trends in development opportunities using business models toward building sustainable enterprises addressing the needs of some of the poorest members of society.

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    LifeSpring Hospitals Case Study

    April 2010 Columbia Business School, Gita Johar How should India's LifeSpring market its services to customers - many of... [READ MORE]

    April 2010 Columbia Business School, Gita Johar

    How should India’s LifeSpring market its services to customers – many of whom have never considered hospital maternity care?

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    Measurement in Impact Investing (B)

    July 2010 Harvard Business School Alnoor Ebrahim and V. Kasturi Rangan As Acumen moves forward with an growing investment... [READ MORE]

    July 2010 Harvard Business School
    Alnoor Ebrahim and V. Kasturi Rangan

    As Acumen moves forward with an growing investment portfolio, it runs into two critical measurement problems.

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    Sproxil Case Study: Saving Lives with Technology

    March 2013 William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan Dr. Prashant Yadav In 2010, Sproxil began making revenue,... [READ MORE]

    March 2013 William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan Dr. Prashant Yadav

    In 2010, Sproxil began making revenue, but then had to find sources of commercial investment to build the Sproxil brand and keep it sustainable.

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    Scaling Emergency Services Across India

    July 2010 William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan V. Srivatsan, C. Gao, R. Rho, L. Wang, J. Kickul The case... [READ MORE]

    July 2010 William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan
    V. Srivatsan, C. Gao, R. Rho, L. Wang, J. Kickul

    The case explains the idea of public-private partnerships as means for scaling and market expansion for Ziqitza Healthcare Limited.

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    Market Minded Development

    January 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review Hima Bativa, Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum, Peter Singer Almost a decade later,... [READ MORE]

    January 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review
    Hima Bativa, Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum, Peter Singer

    Almost a decade later, Acumen’s model has garnered attention, but can it change international aid?

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