[Reader-list] Case Study Competition on ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’

Chandni Parekh chandni.parekh at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 22:45:31 IST 2009

>From "Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India"
Sep 14, 2009
Subject: Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India. Case Study Competition

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*Sitaram Rao Livelihoods **India*

Case Study Competition


Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, a top business school in
India, recently announced a *Center for Sustainable Development* to provide
a multi stakeholder platform foster development in a truly sustainable
manner, benefiting both community as well as the world. As a part of this
initiative,  MDI has collaborated with *ACCESS Development Services*, a
not-for-profit company that offers specialized technical assistance under
two verticals - microfinance and livelihoods, to provide a business
perspective to ACCESS’s livelihoods activities and help the poor in the
country attain sustainable livelihoods solutions.

The ‘Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Competition’ is being launched
with attractive prize money of *Rs 75,000/-, 50,000/- and 30,000/- for the
top three entries*. The case study competition would be part of the
Microfinance India Summit organized by ACCESS every year.

The competition aims to document and disseminate motivating case studies in
an attempt to increase awareness and knowledge on the livelihoods sector and
making markets work for the poor. These case studies will provide insights
to practitioners and will help them improve models of livelihood
interventions. .The participants will be required to write a case study of
approximately 5000 words on *‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’,* with a
focus on public-private- community partnership. The competition will welcome
entries from national as well as foreign nationals, and is targeted at
management professionals, practitioners, academicians, researchers and B-
school students

Deep Joshi (Magsaysay award winner 2009), Padmashree Prof Pritam
Singh(Professor of Eminence, MDI, Gurgaon) Biswajit Sen (Rural
Development Specialist, Agriculture and Rural Development Unit, South Asia
Region, World Bank), Dr. NCB Nath (Chairman, PIC and FAIR)and Bindu
Ananth(President, IFMR Trust), have agreed to be a part of the
esteemed Jury. The
other expected jurists are, Mr. Shiv Kumar (CEO, NOKIA) and Dr. Rita Sharma
(Secretary, Rural Development).

We will be very glad if you could spread the news about this competition in
your institution and help us make this initiative a coveted and credible
competition which brings out the best practices of the sector. The details
of the announcement on Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Competition
can be found at
Please direct your queries to
casecomp at accessdev.org<http://us.mc544.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=casecomp@accessdev.org>
*. *

*Important Dates*

·         September 18, 2009 – Submission of registration form

·         October 4, 2009 – Submission of final case studies

·         October 28, 2009 – Awards Distribution at the Livelihoods Day of
the Microfinance India Summit 2009

We look forward to receiving entries from your institution.

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