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BDSA Zambia: Failing to Scale

By Indiana Baseden, Stephanie Arneson and Megan Firth
BDSA-Zambia Staff

Business Development Services Africa Zambia (BDSA) is an EWB venture that started in 2011. We are a business development consultancy that works with private sector actors in testing and developing innovative business models targeted at low-income customer segments.

However, BDSA’s ability to spread the concept of shared value (developing sustainable win-win business solutions so that commercial and competitive mandates can be met while improving the livelihoods of low income customer segments) across Zambia has been severely limited by its core model: consulting -particularly, our focus on long-term, embedded consulting.

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