This case provides an overview of the nonprofit organization PATH and its Safe Water Project, a five-year effort in late 2006 with $ 17 million in financing start of the global development unit from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to what extent market-based approaches could be evaluated to accelerate the widespread adoption and sustainable use of household water treatment and safe storage of products with a low-income population. In the course of the grant, PATH co … Read more »

This case provides an overview of the nonprofit organization PATH and its Safe Water Project, a five-year effort in late 2006 with $ 17 million in financing start of the global development unit from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to what extent market-based approaches could be evaluated to accelerate the widespread adoption and sustainable use of household water treatment and safe storage of products with a low-income population. In the course of the grant PATH conducted about 10 pilots in four countries. In the process, the Safe Water Project team important insights related to user-centered design, accessibility and affordability (see OIT 107, 108 and OIT OIT-109 for specific lessons in each of these three areas) accumulated. PATH also a number of important general insights into the planning and implementation of pilot projects, the extended in the case are accumulated.
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Stefanos Zenios,
Lyn Denend,
Tim Elliott
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
11 pages.
Release Date: 1 April 2013. Prod #: OIT106-PDF-ENG
PATH and the Safe Water Project: Looking for market-based solutions to global health challenges HBR case solution