A Value Chain Strategy for Inclusive Economic Growth and Women’s Participation Along the Buddhist Circuit

Stupa at Sanchi, Buddhist Circuit, India

Inclusive Economic Growth and the Buddhist Circuit

The World Bank has selected Emerging360 to develop a strategy for facilitating inclusive economic growth and women’s participation in the tourism sector along the Buddhist Circuit in India, and South Asia more broadly.

South Asia’s remarkable heritage, as a source of livelihood and identity, represents a previously untapped engine of inclusive economic development and job creation. Investing in tourism in general, and Buddhist heritage tourism in particular, provides a unique opportunity to unlock the region’s heritage assets for the development of some of the poorest communities, who reside in and around the sites.

As part of the broader World Bank support to selected South Asian governments in inclusive tourism development along the region’s Buddhist Circuit, Emerging360 is researching constraints to women’s participation in key locations along the circuit. We’ll ultimately be developing a suite of actionable recommendations for improved and inclusive economic development across the region, with a focus on opportunities for women, youth, and the poor.

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Emerging360 Collaborating with CGAP to Promote Financial Inclusion Via Human-Centered Design

CGAP eLearning Course on Financial Inclusion Using Human-Centered DesignThe Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) has selected Emerging360 to design and develop a flagship blended learning course for financial institutions, entitled “Customers at the Center.” The new training offering uses Human-Centered Design (HCD) methodologies and will be featured on CGAP’s Gateway Academy platform. Read more

Honoring Women Entrepreneurs & Women-Owned SMEs

Woman-Owned SMEs in NigeriaThis International Women’s Day Emerging360 is celebrating women-owned SMEs.

We’re proud to be partnering with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, ExxonMobil Foundation, the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University, and Diamond Bank on the Road to Women’s Business Growth initiative.

In fact, Cherie Blair is in Nigeria to host a special event for our project, along with 250 of the 500 women entrepreneurs who are graduating from the first phase.

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Emerging360 Collaborating with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to Build Capacity of Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

women entrepreneursThe Cherie Blair Foundation for Women has selected Emerging360 as the Technology Partner for its “Road to Women’s Business Growth” initiative.

Road to Women’s Business Growth is a collaborative venture led by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in collaboration with the ExxonMobil Foundation, Enterprise Development Centre, and key financial institutions. Launched in 2014, the two-year project is designed to build the business skills and financial literacy of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and to improve their access to finance. Read more

Emerging360 to Design and Build the World Bank’s SecureNutrition Platform

African Boys -- World Bank Health and NutritionEmerging360 has been selected by the World Bank—in collaboration with our great colleagues over at CAD (el Centro de Alianzas para el Desarrollo)—to develop the next generation of the global SecureNutrition platform.

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