Knowledge

Knowledge

This page provides an overview of SPRING’s upcoming events and latest developments and announcements.

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What are the ‘must-dos’ other businesses should consider if they want to scale, succeed and deliver impact in emerging markets? On International Women’s Day 2019, SPRING finally kicked off off its Business Fights Poverty blog series ‘Businesses for impact in the spotlight’. Every month, we’ll interview one SPRING entrepreneur to find out how their products revolutionise health, education, […]

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“The future isn’t female. It’s equal.” Gender equality is also about overcoming male gender stereotypes.The global journalism platform Fair Planet asked Agata Slota, from Palladium, and Julia Hanne, from Spring Accelerator what gender equality means to them. Read the full interview here. Working with governments, businesses and investors, Palladium believes that global change will come from […]

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Katsina, Nigeria- Hauwau Ummaru,15, in Dannabasu Village, Nigeria on Friday, August 31, 2012.
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There is growing consensus that business has enormous potential to help address societal challenges, achieve economic prosperity and unlock the growth potential of girls and women. The global development community has also ramped up efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030 and made it one of its the Sustainable Development Goals. If girls and women […]

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1. To make the world a better, safer place for girls. Well-designed products or services can give a girl the space and security she needs to learn, the time she needs to work, and the ability to launch a business of her own.

What does being a girl in Pakistan mean? This report represents an effort to understand girls’ lives in context – through their eyes and their and their aspirations – and is the fourth in the girl research series which aims to help businesses understand their end users. Download: SPRING Pakistan Girls Landscaping Report

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Between February and May 2016, SPRING conducted landscaping studies exploring the lives of adolescent girls in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Employing a range of qualitative and participatory approaches, the research aims to complement insights from earlier literature reviews. The resulting report represents this effort to understand girls’ lives in context – through their eyes and […]

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Myanmar girls

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 […]

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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 […]

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