Opportunities arising from Pacific RISE Menstrual Health Workshop

From the workshop, three opportunities with significant potential were identified:

1. investment in coordination and market formation including setting up communities of practices and information sharing hubs
2. investment to support aggregate import of materials which make up 80 per cent of production costs for enterprises
3. identifying business model characteristics that could be aggregated to attract investment into multiple social enterprises.

Each requires investment of private and public resources to build the capacity of the local actors to transition to a formed and functional market economy, which can create both financial and social returns for individuals and investors.

Pacific RISE is committed to testing how finance can be used to develop the menstrual health market in the Pacific and will invest in research into the business case for investment and directly work with investors and intermediaries to place capital into enterprises and provide ongoing advice to market actors making this happen.

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