The Business Innovation Facility

We work across Malawi, Myanmar and Nigeria to make markets more inclusive and generate increased incomes for the poor, whether producers, consumers or employees.

Where we work

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) is currently working in multiple markets across three countries - Malawi, Myanmar and Nigeria - as well as through two global funding windows. 

Click on the link below to learn more about where we're working, who we're working with and why.

 

Projects

Shwedagon Pagoda

Consultation on tourist guiding in Myanmar: towards a policy change

Stakeholders are calling for change in Myanmar’s Tourist Guiding industry to improve the quality and availability of guiding services.

Tourism Product & Package Innovation Competition

Stimulating the creation of innovative and inclusive tourism products and packages in Myanmar, to increase the competitiveness of national tour operators.

Strengthening relationships between Myanmar garment factories and buyers

Facilitating relationships to improve labour standards and develop specialised services to support industry development and growth.
I realise that if I change my behaviour and take the time to show others HOW to do things, I can get better results.

Garment Factory Training Participant, Myanmar

Resources

TERMS OF REFERENCE: KENYA TEA SWAPS MARKET LEAD

BIF is recruiting a Market Lead to join the Kenya Tea Swaps Project team. The project focus is on designing and piloting the use of swaps as a mechanism to purchase tea at the Mombasa auction. The market lead would be responsible for running campaigns to identify and communicate with key stakeholders in the tea industry to ensure that they are bought-in to the concept of tea swaps.

Terms of Reference: Garment Market Coordinator

BIF Myanmar is recruiting a Garment Market Coordinator to join the team improving working conditions and productivity in Myanmar's garment factories.

Terms of Reference: High-Value Agriculture Finance Lead

BIF is recruiting a HVA Finance Lead to work alongside the HVA Technical Lead and BIF Kenya team; responsible for providing technical expertise on financing for agricultural supply chains.

Terms of reference: High-Value Agriculture Technical Lead

BIF is recruiting a HVA Technical Lead to work alongside the BIF Kenya team; responsible for providing technical direction and the development of HVA interventions inline with the market strategy.

Terms of Reference: Agro-Forestry Specialist

BIF Myanmar is recruiting an Agro-Forestry Specialist to carry out a pilot project in the bamboo market.

Assessment of the Malting Barley Market System in Ethiopia

BIF undertook a 'rapid' assessment of the malting barley market in Ethiopia to identify areas of under-performance that constrain smallholder farmers' benefits from the market and that can be addressed through private sector investment.

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