This toolkit demonstrates the potential, scale and viability of girls and young women as a consumer market and as a workforce; and is designed as a resource on how to invest to positively affect their lives. While this is a new market, current work is starting to prove this potential and this guide should serve […]Continue »
This is our Knowledge Hub. You can find here a selection of resources we published about the lessons we learned along the way.
Between February and May 2018, SPRING conducted a landscaping study to explore the lives of adolescent girls in Myanmar. Employing a range of qualitative and participatory approaches, the research endeavoured to complement insights from earlier literature reviews. The resulting report represents this effort to understand girls’ lives in context – through their eyes and their […]Continue »
When adolescent girls (aged 10-19) are included in education, health and economic investment, they have a better chance of achieving their full potential and breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty. Business has the ability to reach girls with innovations that can help empower them. But due to constraints such as perceived limited purchasing power and […]Continue »
SPRING’s hypothesis is that business has the power to help transform the lives of girls. The foundation of our approach is Human Centred Research and Design, which helps companies identify unmet needs and business opportunities. Since our launch in February 2015, we have worked with 55 companies across 15 sectors in eight countries across East […]Continue »
Don’t believe the myth that large companies can’t innovate, writes Ramona Liberoff, CEO of SPRING Accelerator. Joining with businesses in the developing world to work toward social impact – such as empowering girls – can spark new thinking and commercial gain. Challenging the thinking that “innovation should be left to start-ups” and big corporates can buy […]Continue »
Modern entrepreneurs understand the opportunity of low to very low income adolescent girls markets in Africa. $5 trillion is not negligible and many would like to be part of it, especially when you think of the social impact it would have. But businesses are yet to crack the code on how best to develop sustainable […]Continue »
SPRING hosted a strategic outreach event in Kathmandu featuring the Nepalese SPRING Cohort 2 businesses and brought together the donor, development, private sector and investors communities. The goal of the conference was to create a space for the businesses to connect with the attendees to form meaningful partnerships, expand the ventures’ networks, raise the business […]Continue »