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Promoting Demand led BDS for micro Enterprises 180610

  1. 1. Promoting Demand led BDS4ME -An Inclusive Livelihoods Promotion Strategy Jitesh Panda & Rajib Mohanty Vrutti Livelihoods Resource Centre 18th June 2010
  2. 2. What is BDS4ME? BDS4ME refers to Non Financial and Non Transactional Services for Promotion, Sustenance and Growth of a micro Enterprise
  3. 3. How is BDS different from Business Services? Business Services relate to Direct Transactional Services for day to day functioning of micro Enterprise while BDS4ME relate to facilitation services for Starting and/or Strengthening micro Enterprise
  4. 4. What are broad typology of BDS4ME Services? BDS4ME relates to Information or Linkage Services Information is initial stage of Linkage Services
  5. 5. What is Demand led BDS4ME? Demand led BDS4ME refers to provision of BDS Services based on Demand of micro Enterprise BDS4ME could be Supply led or Market (strengthening both Demand and Supply) led
  6. 6. What are key features of Demand led BDS4ME? BDS4ME Led by Demand of micro Enterprises provided through Village based Individual BDS Providers and monitored through Monthly BDS Cycles
  7. 7. What are key steps in promoting Demand led BDS4ME? 1. Selection of BDS Manager 2. Identification of Field based NGOs 3. Interaction with Chief Functionary of NGOs 4. Identification of Block (s) 5. Selection of BDS Executive (s) 6. Identification of Clusters/Gram Panchayat 7. Selection of BDS Field Facilitator (s) 8. Identification of Village (s) for Interventions
  8. 8. What are key steps in promoting Demand led BDS4ME? 9. Selection of Village based Individual BDS Providers 10. Identification of Poorest Households 11. Identifying and understanding micro Enterprise to be supported with BDS 12. Enlisting Demand for BDS for 1st Cycle 13. Facilitating Supply of BDS for 1st Cycle 14. Assessing impact of BDS on micro Enterprise 15. Enlisting Demand for BDS for 2nd Cycle - Continues
  9. 9. What are attributes of a BDS Manager? Post Graduate Local Language Skill At least 1 year experience of working in a Field based NGO At least 5 years experience relating to promotion of Livelihoods Proficiency in Computer mainly MS Office
  10. 10. What are key features of a Field based NGO? Experience in promotion of micro Enterprises and/or Self Help Groups (SHGs) Established Linkages with micro Enterprise related Stakeholders Having Office in the Block Headquarter (s) Having at least one On-Going Grant supported Livelihood Promotion Project Experience of providing services on fee basis and/or being involved in marketing of produces
  11. 11. What to interact with Chief Functionary of NGO? On experience of working with community in different Block (s) On experience in promoting micro Enterprise in different areas Developing common understanding on BDS4ME Briefing strengths and limitation of Demand led BDS4ME as a model Willingness to pursue Demand led BDS4ME on long term basis
  12. 12. What aspects to be looked in while identifying a Block? NGO having at least 2 years of experience of working in the Block NGO having Field Office in the Block Headquarter NGO having established rapport with community Prevalence of Poverty compared to other blocks in the district Stakeholders supportive to the idea of promoting Demand led BDS4ME
  13. 13. What are key attributes of a BDS Executive? Post Graduate Local Language Skills Communication Skills One year experience in promotion of Livelihoods Understanding of Markets/Business in the proposed Block
  14. 14. What aspects to be considered in identifying Cluster? Presence of Traditional Hat Presence of small regular Market Physical proximity of the villages to a Nodal Point (on same route) Preferably covering one or two Gram Panchayats Cluster having one/two Aggregation point for key commodities in the Cluster
  15. 15. What are attributes of a BDS Field Facilitator? Matriculate Local Language Skills Communication Skills Willingness to Travel (Having own mobility) At least 1 year experience in Development and/or Business Sector
  16. 16. What aspects to be covered in identification of Villages? Linkage with key informants Rapport with community Understanding of occupation profile in the village Understanding of poverty profile in the village Experience of NGO working in the Village
  17. 17. What are attributes of a Village based Individual BDS Provider? Under matriculate Residing in the Village High Local Communication Skill Willingness to extensively travel outside the village Aware about key business players in the cluster/block
  18. 18. What aspects to look for in identifying the Poorest HHs? Opinion of BDS Provider Discussion with Key Informants in the village Physical condition of House Observation at HH level Confidence of HH to access services from BDS Provider
  19. 19. What to look for in identifying mE? HH considering the Micro Enterprise as one amongst the 3 major contributor to income at HH level Profile of micro Entrepreneur (Male BDS Provider may focus on Male Entrepreneur and Female with Women Entrepreneur) History of micro Enterprise Understanding unique features of the mE Current Market and Profile of Buyers
  20. 20. What to discuss to support HH to be able express Demand for BDS? Understanding day to day problems faced in managing the Enterprise Sharing instances when they thought their Enterprise did not perform well; and reason there of Key opportunities to strengthen their Enterprise Potential threat to their Enterprise Better performing Enterprises in the village and reason for better performance
  21. 21. What would enable supply of BDS? Clarity in understanding of profile of Entrepreneur Clarity in understanding of profile of mE Clarity in understanding of Demand for BDS Experience of supplying/facilitating BDS Linkages with other BDS Providers, Business Service Providers and Business Players
  22. 22. What are Unique features of BDS Cycle approach? A cyclical process – Assessing Profile of mE, Enlisting Demand, Ensuring Supply, Assessment of mE, Enlisting Demand….. Facilitate continuous delivery of BDS Facilitate for BDS4ME to remain Demand led A tool for Monitoring Facilitate continuous Capacity Building of BDS Providers
  23. 23. How BDS4ME is financed? Fee for Services from HH/mE Livelihood Program Support Payment from Buyers and/or Input Suppliers
  24. 24. What is coverage of Demand led BDS4ME Program? One Block (Associated with one NGO) Four Clusters (Four Clusters per Block) Twenty Villages (Five Villages per Cluster) Forty BDS Providers (2 – One Male and One Female in a Village) 400 Households (10 HHs per BDS Provider) 400 micro Enterprises (1 mE per HH)
  25. 25. Thank you