Factors effecting basic needs service design and innovation at the bottom of the pyramid

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dc.contributor.advisor Bolton, Simon
dc.contributor.author Mercer, Alexander Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-03T13:50:37Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-03T13:50:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/7953
dc.description.abstract The research carried out in thesis is sub-set of a longer on-going project to facilitate a sustainable ‘demand driven’ approach to water and sanitation product and service development. The project aims to achieve public and private health benefits where urban low-income tenant households, typically living in slums and informal housing areas, cannot access the conventional infrastructure. These families that rent a single room in a slum for $10 per month and who may be earning an uncertain wage of $2 per day. Unable to afford to invest in fixed assets when they might be required to move at very short notice. The project seeks to deliver desirable products to the local market, the one billion growing to two billion slum dwellers, which will be available for years to come. This is irrespective of any on-going donor involvement and possibly in advance of formal recognition and infrastructure investment by conventional service providers. Cont/d. en_UK
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dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner. en_UK
dc.subject Subsistence markets en_UK
dc.subject aspirations en_UK
dc.subject new product development en_UK
dc.subject urban informal settlements en_UK
dc.subject slums en_UK
dc.subject water and sanitation en_UK
dc.subject Africa en_UK
dc.subject Low-income en_UK
dc.title Factors effecting basic needs service design and innovation at the bottom of the pyramid en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname MSc by Research en_UK

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