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Reproductive health services: 'Business in a Box' as a model social innovation

Cheema, Abdur Rehman and Mehmood, Abid 2019. Reproductive health services: 'Business in a Box' as a model social innovation. Development in Practice 29 (2) , pp. 196-207. 10.1080/09614524.2018.1541166

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Abstract

Access to reproductive health services and products in remote and rural communities is a critical area of concern for developing countries. This article considers a pilot intervention in three districts of Pakistan where “Business-in-a-Box” as a model of place-based social innovation is used to improve the socio-economic conditions of women in remote rural settings through socially responsible micro-franchising. It finds that such programmes help build a sense of community, ownership and grassroots capabilities and skills. The article also discusses the impacts of such actions on the individual and community life, and the need to upscale and sustain these initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning
Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0961-4524
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 13 August 2018
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 03:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114962

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