BIF Projects

Myanmar's Garment Sector: An Opportunity for Inclusive Growth

This video describes how HR and productivity training could help the Myanmar garment industry to reach its full potential.

Bamboo: Myanmar's Green Gold

A video on the potential of bamboo to generate significant benefits for enterprises, communities and the environment.

Inspiring inclusive tourism in Myanmar

A video on the potential of inclusive tourism in Myanmar.

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.

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.

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.

Strengthening relationships between Myanmar garment factories and buyers

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

Resources

Myanmar’s Tour Guide Industry: Opportunities for Tourism-Led Poverty Reduction

This report investigates and maps the current tour guide situation in Myanmar. Capacity issues, gaps, strengths, challenges and opportunities are identified and market change for the poor is discussed with examples of how tourism can produce direct, indirect and dynamic effects.

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.

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