BIF Projects

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.

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.

Regional Rice Export Market Research

This report analyses the regional rice export market for Malawi.

Household Solar Products Business Dialogue Forum in Malawi

This Summary Report captures the key discussions at business dialogue forum in June 2016

Malawi Off Grid And Phone Charging Survey

Survey results of household lighting technologies, habits and expenditure in Malawi

Increasing the provision of consultancy services to Myanmar garment factories

Supporting sustainable growth in the Myanmar garments industry by training and deploying skilled management, HR and productivity improvement consultancy services to serve factories.

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.

Strengthening relationships between Myanmar garment factories and buyers

Facilitating relationships to improve labour standards and develop specialised services to support industry development and growth.

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.

Resources

IMPROVING PROFITABILITY & WORKER WELFARE IN MYANMAR GARMENT FACTORIES [Myanmar Language]

During 2015 and 2016, BIF provided Human Resources (HR) and productivity training and consultancy to five garment factories in the Yangon region. This paper describes the rationale for providing the training, how the training was carried out, the positive impacts achieved, as well as the lessons learned – these will be especially useful for factory owners and managers considering implementing similar training in their factories.

Do No Harm Toolkit for the Tourism Industry

This toolkit presents a background to conflict, peace and Do No Harm in the context of the tourism sector, followed by practical analysis templates to help tour operators and companies approach their business activities in a manner that promotes positive relationships with, and limits the risks of causing harm to, local people and places.

A Little Loom

This community tourism product, supported by BIF's Product & Package Innovation Competition, is training a new generation of hand loom silk weavers in order to preserve this traditional craft.

Lunch at the Farmer's Hut

BIF's Product & Package Innovation Competition is supporting this new dining experience for visitors to Myanmar's famous Inle Lake. In a traditional stilt village surrounded by floating gardens, farmers of Inle Lake serve up authentic Intha dishes, using locally grown ingredients.

Inle Horse Club

This business, which offers visitors the chance to explore the Inle Lake region on horseback, was awarded support through BIF's Product & Package Innovation Competition.

Touching Moments

This tourism product, which BIF is supporting through the Product & Package Innovation Competition, offers visitors the opportunity to stay and experience village life in Myinmahti, Shan State.

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