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

Innovations in Inclusive Tourism

Through the Product & Package Innovation Competition, BIF supported companies to implement inclusive tourism initiatives that benefit communities. Some of these PPIC-winning products are listed below.

Garment factory productivity and HR training

Providing productivity and HR support to garment factories to build a business case on the commercial link between worker welfare, improved productivity and profitability.

Building the business case for investing in worker welfare and productivity in garment factories

Running a randomised control trial (RCT) to strengthen the evidence for investing in HR and productivity training to improve worker welfare and increase garment factories’ profitability.
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: 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: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager - Myanmar

BIF is recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager to work across the BIF Myanmar portfolio in the garments, tourism and bamboo sectors.

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.

Terms of Reference: PSD Analyst, Myanmar

BIF Myanmar is recruiting for a Private Sector Development (PSD) Analyst to conduct an assignment in the tourism sector.

Garment Market Manager

BIF is recruiting a Garment Market Manager in Myanmar.

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