The hypothesis for this research is that Small Scale Infrastructure Providers (SSIPs) in various sectors have a common set of problems. These require particular sets of business support services and there may be an opportunity to capitalise on potential synergies across sectors. The research highlighted several areas where Business Development Services could be provided cross-sectorally, such as increased professionalism in several sectors in Bangladesh and stock control and marketing in Peru. The research also highlighted the areas where further research is needed to obtain a more complete picture before interventions can be made.
ITC. Private Infrastructure Service Providers - Learning from Experience: Final Report. (2003)