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Towards an inclusive recovery

As Myanmar's economy slowly recovers from the impact of COVID-19, a UK-backed funding agency for the private sector is enabling the business community to drive growth with a focus on ...

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Addressing COVID-19 Challenges through Inclusive Business

Opinion Piece By Dr. Peter Brimble, Senior Technical Adviser, The DaNa Facility With its disproportionate impact on workers in the informal sector, the COVID-19 crisis has underlined the necessity for ...

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Technical Assistance Project on COVID-19 Response: Developing an Economic Assessment and Strategy

Technical Assistance Project on COVID-19 Response: Developing an Economic Assessment and Strategy The DaNa Facility, International Trade Center, and United Nations Capital Development Fund are implementing a technical assistance project ...

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Inclusive Business Capacity Development Programme

  With endorsement from the Inclusive Business/Impact Investment Steering Group, the DaNa Facility, in partnership with BoP Inc, organised an Inclusive Business Online Bootcamp. The objective is to help develop ...

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DaNa Facility launches report on small businesses in Kachin State

Study on small businesses in Kachin State with the aim of unlocking opportunities for these businesses to grow.

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Chin opens yam processing plant in first major investment

Chin State has opened its first elephant foot yam processing plant in a major investment for Myanmar's poorest area, which plans to export to China and other parts of Asia. ...

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Value chain finance could improve agricultural productivity: economists

Value-chain financing is an important aspect of agriculture, Myanmar’s most important industry, that requires more attention, a Yangon University of Economics academic association says.

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Inclusive Business Challenge launched to recognise enterprises with social impact

The UK-aid funded DaNa Facility and Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA) launched the Inclusive Business Challenge last week to raise the awareness of “inclusive business” in Yangon.

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States and regions woo investors in Nay Pyi Taw forum

State and regional governments set up booths and sent senior representatives to engage with investors at the Myanmar Global Investment Forum 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Myanmar urged to develop microinsurance for the poor

Insurance services in Myanmar need to reach out beyond the existing clientele to support households with lower incomes to manage their insurable risks, participants at an industry workshop said.

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Workplace harassment remains a problem in Myanmar

Myanmar businesses could lose up to 14 percent of labour productivity due to workplace harassment and 40pc of workers said they have been victims, according to the latest study by ...

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UK invests US$1.7m in Myanmar mobile banking services

DaNa Facility and a microfinance institution will invest in a new mobile banking project which will extend digital financial inclusion to Myanmar’s unserved population in rural areas and disadvantaged groups.

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Myanmar Business Environment Index: six key takeaways

The first Myanmar Business Environment Index (MBEI) has been published by the Asia Foundation, with the support of the UK’s Department for International Development.

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First Myanmar Business Environment Index Published

Businesses in Myanmar are concerned about infrastructure quality and skilled labor availability, the latest report on private sector economic governance reveals.

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Investment opportunities available in Chin State power, transportation sectors: Chief Minister

Salai Lian Luai, Chin Chief Minister, sees big opportunities for growth and returns for investors willing to channel funds into the state. Besides hotels and tourism, Chin, requires large investments ...

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DaNa Facility launches fintech challenge to spur innovation

The DaNa Facility, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Asian Development Bank’s ADB Ventures have launched a new technology innovation programme.

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Authorities aim to strengthen investment facilitation in related ministries

The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations has pledged to strengthen investment facilitation in related ministries.

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Bonded warehouse programme set to provide boost to Myanmar industries

The Customs Department and DaNa Facility launched the Developing Custom Bonded Warehouse programme to introduce customs officers to the potential of a bonded warehouse system in supporting the local industry.

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UK aid agency invest $1m to improve Myanmar inclusive businesses ecosystem

DaNa Facility has made a joint investment of US$1 million with two development organisations to strengthen Myanmar Inclusive Businesses (IBs).

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Harassment-free workplaces make good business sense

Companies and employers in Myanmar can improve their labour productivity by up to 14 percent if they addressed bullying and sexual harassment, according to a latest study.

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Efforts to draw Chin investments yield positive results

The main barrier to investment for Chin State is the lack of infrastructure. However, these challenges can be converted to potentially lucrative opportunities.

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UK, local company to invest US$3.1 million to boost spice market

The DaNa Facility, a UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, and Snacks Mandalay, a food processing company, today announced a joint investment of $3.1 million in an ...

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‘Creating triple wins’: inclusive business in Myanmar

Inclusive business is a new and relevant concept for Myanmar. Inclusive businesses are commercially viable investments that provide scaled-up, innovative and systematic solutions for problems experienced by the poor and ...

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Latest inclusion roadmap targets digital financial services

Myanmar has seen an expansion of formal financial sector due to an increase in private bank depositors as well as strong growth in the microfinance and cooperative sectors.

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Myanmar pushes financial inclusion to reduce poverty

The financial sector is expected to focus on giving low-income individuals access to affordable financial services to reduce poverty, as adult access to formal service has increased by 18 percent ...

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Statement on Sexual Harassment

The DaNa Facility and DAI have a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment in the workplace. At DAI, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to protect our staff, our ...

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The Growth and Evolution of the DaNa Facility

The DaNa Facility is expanding! Its continued priority is supporting inclusive and responsible private sector development; promoting economic growth focusing on creating and expanding economic opportunities, ensuring broader access to ...

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Financial inclusion makes big inroads into Myanmar

Myanmar has seen a significant increase in the numbers of adults with access to at least one formal financial services product, according to the nationwide Making Access Possible (MAP) financial ...

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Financial inclusion makes big inroads into Myanmar

Myanmar has seen a significant increase in the numbers of adults with access to at least one formal financial services product, according to the nationwide Making Access Possible (MAP) financial ...

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British expertise key to making Myanmar an economic powerhouse

Myanmar should tap into British expertise and experience to leapfrog its capital markets, schools and regulatory frameworks, while no financial sector in the world is more relevant to Myanmar’s development ...

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British expertise key to making Myanmar an economic powerhouse

Myanmar should tap into British expertise and experience to leapfrog its capital markets, schools and regulatory frameworks, while no financial sector in the world is more relevant to Myanmar’s development ...

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Inclusive business a “radical triple win” for Myanmar

Adopting inclusive business practices will be a “triple win” for Myanmar, policy experts and business leaders advocated. Meanwhile, the government wants this approach to secure better jobs and better lives ...

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Inclusive business a “radical triple win” for Myanmar

Adopting inclusive business practices will be a “triple win” for Myanmar, policy experts and business leaders advocated. Meanwhile, the government wants this approach to secure better jobs and better lives ...

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Trust, education and regulation determine financial sector’s success

TRUST between the public and financial institutions is what keeps the system float, while sufficient education and sound regulation are prerequisites for Myanmar’s financial sector to take off and benefit ...

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Financial inclusion crucial to reducing inequality

Financial inclusion is vital for Myanmar’s economic growth as it benefits the country’s diverse communities and ethnic groups and narrows the divide between cities and rural areas. It also reduces ...

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Kachin pushes grain, fruit and rubber exports

The Kachin government, the commerce ministry and UK-funded DaNa Facility organised a product show and export promotion workshop in Myitkyina over the weekend to boost the region’s export competitiveness.

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Funding to support people with disabilities and leprosy

The Leprosy Mission Myanmar (TLMM), a non-profit organisation, and the DaNa Facility have inked a 2.5-year matched grant agreement to improve the economic opportunities for around 1,000 people with disabilities

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The Leprosy Mission Myanmar disability project

The Leprosy Mission Myanmar (TLMM), a non-profit organisation, and the DaNa Facility have inked a 2.5-year matched grant agreement to improve the economic opportunities for around 1,000 people with disabilities ...

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Unlocking Sagaing’s export potential

Efforts are underway to elevate the export potential of Sagaing Region, northwest of Myanmar, as part of a national bid to boost trade and lower the country’s trade deficit with ...

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Mung bean producers to receive international help in cultivation, diversification

A technologically-driven market access project to grow and export high quality mung beans to Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia will be launched this month, said Peter J. Brimble, Team Leader ...

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Mung bean producers to receive international help in cultivation, diversification

A technologically-driven market access project to grow and export high quality mung beans to Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia will be launched this month, said Peter J. Brimble, Team Leader ...

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UK-funded competitive grant call seeking proposals from four sectors

A UK-FUNDED grant program has started accepting applications from project proposals which are related to agribusiness, financial inclusion, garments and textiles and community forestry until September 29. DaNa Facility launched ...

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UK-funded competitive grant call seeking proposals from four sectors

A UK-FUNDED grant program has started accepting applications from project proposals which are related to agribusiness, financial inclusion, garments and textiles and community forestry until September 29.

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DFID continues to fund MCRB via DaNa Facility

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and DaNa Facility have signed a two-year grant agreement, involving approximately US$1.2 million for 2017-18, to encourage responsible business activities across the country. ...

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DFID continues to fund MCRB via DaNa Facility

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and DaNa Facility have signed a two-year grant agreement, involving approximately US$1.2 million for 2017-18, to encourage responsible business activities across the country.

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Nationwide survey launched to draft business environment index

The Myanmar Business Environment Index will be mapped out based on a nationwide survey, which complements previous and current research, to improve the competitiveness of private sector in states and ...

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Nationwide survey launched to draft business environment index

The Myanmar Business Environment Index will be mapped out based on a nationwide survey, which complements previous and current research, to improve the competitiveness of private sector in states and ...

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DFID-funded grant program to target agribusinesses

In Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, on 7 July 2017, Mr.Peter Brimble, the team leader from DaNa Facility, outlined the progress on the development of Myanmar’s private sector and the private sector ...

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DFID-funded grant program to target businesses in four sectors

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and DaNa Facility have signed a two-year grant agreement, involving approximately US$1.2 million for 2017-18, to encourage responsible business activities across the country.

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Unlocking Sagaing’s export potential

Efforts are underway to elevate the export potential of Sagaing Region, northwest of Myanmar, as part of a national bid to boost trade and lower the country’s trade deficit with ...

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