HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund Research Study: Year 2 Findings
The HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund (HHEF) was implemented as part of the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project from January 2013–June 2015. The HHEF selected enterprises and provided them with grant funding and technical assistance to increase the financial, knowledge, human, and social capital of the grantees to facilitate their transition to scale. This report details the findings from Year Two of a longitudinal research study of three HHEF enterprises. Year Two of the study examined how enterprises integrate family planning into their business models, the contributions that family planning has made to the enterprises’ strategy and performance, and the contribution that the HHEF made to participating enterprises’ development. The research identified three distinct effects that the HHEF support had on the enterprises—catalytic, broad, and focused. The research identified operational challenges of integrating family planning into enterprise business models and explored the revenue and non-revenue benefits to the enterprises of providing access to these services. Findings can help make the business case for greater private sector provision of family planning and provide guidance to help enterprises overcome the operational barriers they face in adding family planning to their business value proposition.