BIF Projects

Bamboo: Myanmar's Green Gold

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

Reducing production costs in Nigeria's catfish market

BIF has been working with catfish farmers to introduce new types of feed and innovative growing techniques. Watch this video to find out more.

Stimulating innovation in Nigeria's dairy sector

This video describes how BIF introduced napier grass as feed for dairy cows, in order to increase milk yields, and taught women how to produce cottage yoghurt to generate additional income.

From waste to wealth in Nigeria's cassava market

How BIF is improving the lives of cassava farmers in Nigeria through innovative new cassava products (video).

Strengthening maize supply chains with smallholder farmers in Nigeria

A video on BIF's work introducing new outgrower schemes in the Nigerian maize market.

Inspiring inclusive tourism in Myanmar

A video on the potential of inclusive tourism in Myanmar.

GAIN Nutrition 4 Zambia

The GAIN partners are co-developing a long-life (UHT), dairy-based drink for children and women in Zambia.

Ericsson Weather Data Rwanda

Monitoring rainfall, in real time, by using existing microwave links in the telecommunication network.

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.

Resources

RCT findings from a garment factory upgrading programme in Burma

As part of its work in Myanmar's garment market, BIF provided garment factories with training on productivity and human resource management. The effectiveness of this training was measured through a randomised controlled trial led by an independent academic institution. This paper presents the findings from the RCT and associated lessons learnt which may be of particular interest to donor programmes considering a similar intervention.

BIF Myanmar inclusive tourism products map

This map provides the location and details of tourism products and packages supported with grants and technical assistance through BIF's Tourism Product and Package Innovation Competition.

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.

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