The Business Innovation Facility

We work across Malawi, Myanmar and Nigeria, as well as through two global funding windows, to make markets more inclusive and to 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

Business Partnerships Fund

The Business Partnerships Fund will provide support to multinational companies to develop projects that generate commercial value whilst also improving the lives of the poor in developing countries.

Company-Led Window

The ‘company-led’ window applies the Market Systems approach but selects markets to investigate based on an alternative entry point: companies that are innovating.

Healthcare Tablet Development

Developing an electronic tablet suitable for use in developing contexts that can be used as a healthcare tool to enable better management of patient information and diagnostics.
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: Inclusive Business Consultant, Tourism Market

BIF Myanmar is looking for an Inclusive Business Consultant for the tourism market to provide training and follow up consultations to tourism businesses to support them with marketing their products and services.

Terms of Reference: Business Planning Consultant, Bamboo Market

BIF Myanmar is looking for a Business Planning Consultant to support a new bamboo company to develop a business plan and attract investors (public and private). The vision of the company is to restore degraded land whilst establishing an inclusive supply chain that can be linked to manufacturing projects.

Terms of Reference: Senior Organisational Development Advisor, Bamboo Market

BIF Myanmar is looking for a Senior Organisational Development Advisor in the bamboo market to provide strategic advice and support to the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs' Association, and the Myanmar Network for Rattan and Bamboo - a new umbrella network for bamboo and rattan associations and interest groups. The Advisor will provide support to the network to develop and implement their strategy, and support the development of the next World Bamboo Day event.

Terms of Reference: Organisational Development Specialist, Bamboo Market

BIF Myanmar is looking for an Organisational Development Specialist to work with the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs' Association to support the development of the next World Bamboo Day event, and to support the development of the Myanmar Network for Rattan and Bamboo - an umbrella network for bamboo associations and interest groups.

Terms of Reference: Learning Consultant, Garment and Bamboo Markets

BIF Myanmar is looking for a Learning Consultant to support the programme to learn from its work to date in the garment and bamboo markets.

BIF Toolkit - How to set up a Travel Hub

Are you interested in setting up a Travel Hub? Read on! A Travel Hub is a place where visitors can get accurate information about accommodation, transportation, local activities and, where appropriate, Myanmar-wide travel. Travel Hubs are located in places that tourists typically congregate - coffee shops, motorbike rental shops or restaurants. They are designed to provide an additional stream of revenue to a business that already has a reliable client base of tourists. Furthermore, host businesses benefit from enhanced marketing, capacity building for staff and potentially becoming part of a nation-wide network.

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