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GIM Case Studies

A to Z Textile Mills of Tanzania (A to Z) became the sole African producer of long-lasting insecticide bed nets (LLINs) in Africa in 2003. LLINs are a significant improvement over traditional ITNs, because they kill mosquitoes on contact for five years without re-treatment while resisting rips and tears.

GIM launches/events

  • Growing Inclusive Markets Forum in Halifax, Canada

Boleslaw Rok, Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, case study author (Poland)

Jane Comeault, Visiting Research Fellow, Dalhousie University

Robert Osei, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research, case study author (Ghana)

Bruce Jenks, Assistant Secretary General and Director, Partnerships Bureau, UNDP

Melanie Richards, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, case study author (Trinidad & Tobago)

Pedro Franco, Universidad del Pacífico, case study author

Elvie Grace Bing Ganchero, CSR consultant, case study author (The Philippines)

Eduardo Aninat, CEO, Anisal International Consultants, advisory board member, Former Minister of Finance, Chile and former Deputy Managing Director of IMF

Winifred Karugu, Institute for Human Resources Development at the Jomo Kenyatta University, case study author (Kenya)

Courtenay Sprague, University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Business Administration, case study author (South Africa)

  • Launch of the GIM Report, Washington D.C.

See what UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis, Representative Nita Lowey, Representative Jo Ann Emerson, James Kunder, Jean-Michel Severino, and James Sullivan have to say about UNDP’s first report of the Growing Inclusive Markets initiative!

  • World Business and Development Awards

Three past winners of the World Business and Development Awards (VidaGas in Mozambique,Patrimonio Hoy in Mexico and Amcar in Guyana) give an example of how businesses can work to fight poverty and still make a profit.




  • Society for International Development, Washington D.C.

On February 5, 2009, SID-Washington held a  panel discussion on Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM)Bruce Jenks,Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Partnerships Bureau, UNDP and Daniel Runde, Head, Partnership Development, IFC gave a compelling overview of the goals of the initiative.

  • Initiative for Global Development, Seattle WA

On March 5, 2009, Bruce Jenks, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Partnerships Bureau, UNDP, speaks about “Private sector opportunities in poor markets”.



Question and Answer Series: Part 1

and Part 2

  • Launch of the GIM Report, New Delhi India

Kash Rangan discusses the importance of doing business with the poor at the July 29, 2008 Launch of the Creating Value for All Report in New Delhi.

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