Surfacing and Scaling Innovations in Last Mile Delivery
Read the blog post, "Surfacing and Scaling Innovations in Last Mile Delivery," from the World Bank Institute's (WBI) Director of Innovation Labs, Aleem Walji, World Bank India Country Director Onno Ruhl, and Regional Head, Inclusive Business South Asia (IFC), Anil Sinha.
In their post, Walji, Ruhl, and Sinha about the World Bank Development Marketplace's (DM) new approach in nine of India’s low income states: Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Mizoram. The goal of this approach, which the program has been trying out for the past three years, is to "identify scalable models that improve basic services to the poor." They continue that in many states, government providers of basic services "lack the capacity to deliver high quality, timely and cost-effective services to ‘last mile’ clients." So how can this be remedied?
In addition to calling out a 2013 DM competition, Walji, Ruhl, and Sinha expand on their ideas surrounding crowdsourcing innovations in delivery, understanding and adapting what works, and creating pathways to scale. Read the full blog post here, and let us know what you think by way of comments.