Where we work

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) is currently working in three countries - Malawi, Myanmar and Nigeria - as well as through two global funding 'windows'.

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Global

BIF is launching new funding opportunities for innovative projects, identified through collaboration with private sector companies, which aim to improve the lives of the poor: the Business Partnerships Fund, and the Company-Led Window.
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Malawi

The BIF programme in Malawi is now in its second phase, following the successful completion of the BIF Pilot in late 2013. We have maintained our interest in innovation whilst now adopting a market systems approach to our current portfolio of engagements. Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy aims to transform Malawi from a country predominately focused on imports and consumption to a country focused on exports and production...
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Myanmar

BIF has been operating in Myanmar since September 2013, supporting and catalysing the adoption, adaption and expansion of commercially sustainable innovations in selected markets. BIF supports market players to develop new ways of working to increase market access by the poor as producers, processors or consumers.
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Nigeria

The BIF programme in Nigeria is now in its second phase, following the successful completion of the BIF Pilot in late 2013. We have maintained our interest in innovation whilst now adopting a market systems approach to our current portfolio of engagements. The country has an enormous profile across the West African sub-region and the entire continent, driven by its huge and rising population, its economy – the largest on the continent...
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