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

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.

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.

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