Insights from the FIT Programme, 1999
This Paper outlines experiences gained in providing BDS through private-sector channels, tailored as closely as possible to the market demand for specific services. The objectives have been to formulate services which could be provided profitably, and to stimulate provision of those services by entrepreneurial providers. Services are listed, for which small-scale entrepreneurs are willing to pay the full cost; early experiences in commercialising these services are also described. The Paper draws on lessons learned in Africa, Asia and Europe.