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Hardware-led Social Innovation: Sectors

Water & Sanitation

2 billion people don’t have access to safe/ clean water and 3 billion don’t have access to toilets. BoP market = $32 billion.


317 million accidents occur on the job annually resulting in 2.3 million deaths. Road traffic injuries cause 3500 deaths every day.


25% of people live without electricity. Annually, solid fuel air pollution causes 4 million deaths. BoP market = $317 billion (Electricity = $137 billion).


By 2050 we will need 3 earths. GHGs have increased 50% since 1990. Natural assets represent 26% of emerging economy wealth.

Agriculture & Food

World needs to produce 50% more food to meet demand. 70% of the world's rural poor rely on agriculture for income/ employment. Food = half of BoP spending.

Economy & Community

2.5 billion people live on less than $2/ day. 4 billion people go without basic goods & services. Globally, the wealthiest 5% earn the same as the poorest 80%.

Health & Nutrition

1 billion people lack access to health care. Annually, almost 15 million die from preventable and infectious diseases. 870 million are undernourished.


124 million young people globally don't have access to education. Only 49% of children attend secondary school. BoP Market = $193 billion.

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