Who we are
The DaNa Facility is an innovative private sector development programme based in Myanmar, funded with £34.9 million from the UK Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and running from 2016 through to December 2022.
The Facility is designed to support the transformation of the Myanmar economy with a focus on serving the needs of the poor and groups historically marginalised from the economy, such as women and people with disabilities.
Delivered by DAI Europe and KPMG, it is designed to be agile enough to work across a variety of sectors and regions in Myanmar. It is one of three components of FCDO’s wider ‘Business for Shared Prosperity’ (BSP) programme, for which it serves as secretariat.
Key Achievements to date
- 287,609 people have benefitted from improved livelihoods, incomes, or employment, including 165,444 from conflict-affected states and regions
- Improved access to financial products and services for 392,731 people, including 331,975 women
- Increased skills for 48,512 people through support for training activities
What We Do
At DaNa, we believe that inclusive growth is essential for building a resilient, vibrant and stable society.
Inclusive economic growth prioritises the needs of people from groups that commonly face social and economic disadvantages, such as the poor, women, people living in conflict areas, and people with disabilities,
ensuring they receive the support they need to participate in, and benefit from economic growth.
To support inclusive growth in Myanmar, DaNa focuses its work on four key areas: Inclusive Business; Access to Finance; Gender Equality and Social Inclusion; and Business Environment Reform.
Through these key areas, DaNa targets three economic sectors of particular importance to the Myanmar economy – agribusiness, textiles, and financial services – making sure our work has an impact where it matters, creating decent jobs and increasing incomes for Myanmar’s most vulnerable communities.