"Often BOP approach becomes too narrow and thus the impact of BOP at times become questionable. However the BOP approach cannnot only be confined in the core of the market system that is supply and demand.The poor are at the base of the pyramid as…"
"It seems like this debate has been going on for a number of years. I expect that the evidence base will continue to grow with the data that results from the large push for BoP ventures to measure their impact via an independent party."
I am a lecturer in social anthropology and development at the University of Edinburgh. I have a DPhil in Social Anthropology (2008) from the University of Sussex and have held teaching and research positions at Cornell University, Goldsmiths College, London, and the National University of Ireland. Between 2000-3 I worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Kathmandu and Geneva and between 2006-7 as a researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinationals in Amsterdam.
My interests in business and development bring together a concern with material infrastructure and the politics of markets. His current research is focused on market-based approaches to low carbon development and energy access. He currently holds a 3-year research grant from the UK Leverhulme Trust to explore the creation of off the grid markets for ultra affordable solar photovoltaic systems in South Asia.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Health, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Nutrition, Technology, Trade, Water, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise