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Expanding Access

Bringing products and services to new people, in new markets, in new ways. From developing medicines for neglected diseases to delivering contraceptives via aerial drones, these solutions focus on providing services to those in need. By expanding marketing and distribution, reducing costs, and rewriting rules in pursuit of equality, changemakers broaden the reach of their innovations, extending access to all.

  • Creating a business model that allows a product or service to reach its audience. Building distribution systems
  • Instead of relying on expensive specialists, train less-educated people to accomplish the same goals. Downshift jobs
  • Removing the often-hidden obstacles that keep people from solving problems. Eliminating barriers
  • Inventing business models that more equitably distribute goods and services. Equitably distributing goods/services
  • Adapting goods or services in ways that are financially accessible for the poor. Frugal innovation
  • Empowering people by revealing hidden information. Increasing transparency
  • Building the last step in a distribution system to get products into people’s hands. Last-mile delivery
  • Rewriting rules to make them fairer. Leveling the playing field
  • Using new tech to solve old problems, often addressing how to provide access to underserved populations. Leveraging technology
  • Making products needed by the poorest financially and physically accessible. Marketing to the base of the pyramid
  • Broadening impact by attaching a program to one that’s already widespread. Piggybacking
  • Providing access to instead of ownership of products and services. Sharing economy
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