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

Regional Rice Export Market Research

This report analyses the regional rice export market for Malawi.

Malawi Off Grid And Phone Charging Survey

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

Household Solar Products Business Dialogue Forum in Malawi

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

Resources

Malawi's Growth and Development Strategy

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. Following the successful completion of the Business Innovation Facility (BIF1) pilot project in 2013, phase two was launched in October 2013, with Imani Development as the project implementer. BIF2 used a systemic approach to market development, supporting commercially sustainable innovations which seek to enable market access among the poor

How to maximise the benefits of garment factory training for your business, your workers and the industry

A 'how to' guide for garment factory managers and owners demonstrating the business case for investing in factory improvement services, and outlining some practical steps on how to implement change and access support.

BIF Toolkit - How to Set Up a Travel Hub [Myanmar Version]

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.

The Business Case for Factory Improvement Services in Myanmar [Chinese language]

As part of its work in Myanmar’s garment sector, BIF provided garment factories with training and consulting services on productivity and Human Resource (HR) management. Fourteen factories participated in the training, the headline results of which are detailed in this two-page document.

The Business Case for Factory Improvement Services in Myanmar [Myanmar language]

As part of its work in Myanmar’s garment sector, BIF provided garment factories with training and consulting services on productivity and Human Resource (HR) management. Fourteen factories participated in the training, the headline results of which are detailed in this two-page document.

The business case for factory improvement services in Myanmar

As part of its work in Myanmar’s garment sector, BIF provided garment factories with training and consulting services on productivity and Human Resource (HR) management. Fourteen factories participated in the training, the headline results of which are detailed in this two-page document.

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