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Catalysing Finance for Agricultural Value Chains

Yangon, Myanmar: The UK-aid funded DaNa Facility and the Myanmar Economic Association (MEA) organised a workshop on “Agricultural Value Chain Finance: policy, practice and inclusion” in Yangon today. The workshop ...

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Access to Finance for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises vital to Economic Recovery

Yangon, Myanmar: A new report has concluded that access to finance for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) is vital as the economy strives to recover from the impacts of ...

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Inclusive Businesses to Play a Role in Responding to the Economic Challenges of COVID-19

Yangon, Myanmar: As part of their ongoing response to COVID-19, the UK aid-funded DaNa Facility and the BoP Innovation Center are extending their online inclusive business training course free of ...

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Mobilizing Inclusive Business in Myanmar to Address COVID-19 Challenges

Yangon, Myanmar: In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, the UK aid-funded DaNa Facility and the BoP Innovation Centre are offering an innovative ‘Inclusive Business in Myanmar’ online course free ...

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Groundbreaking Study on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kachin State Aims to Unlock Opportunities for Inclusive Growth

Myitkyina, Kachin State – The UK aid-funded DaNa Facility and Cordaid launched their groundbreaking study on, “The Ecosystem for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kachin State” today. The launch event, ...

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FARMERS COLLABORATE TO OPEN FIRST ELEPHANT FOOT YAM PROCESSING FACTORY IN CHIN STATE

Mindat Township, Chin State: The first elephant foot yam (EFY) processing factory in Chin State was officially opened by Chief Minister, U Salai Lian Luai, on Sunday 26 January in ...

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FINTECH CHALLENGE MYANMAR 2020 TO DRIVE FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Yangon, Myanmar: The DaNa Facility, in collaboration with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Asian Development Bank’s ADB Ventures, launched the Fintech Challenge Myanmar (FCM2020) today in ...

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Inclusive businesses recognized at the Myanmar Entrepreneurship Summit

Yangon, Myanmar: The inaugural Inclusive Business (IB) Challenge 2019, jointly organised by the UK aid-funded DaNa Facility and the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA), with financial support from A Bank, ...

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Myanmar Inclusive Businesses Pitch for Social Impact

Yangon, Myanmar: This evening, the competitive Myanmar Inclusive Business Challenge 2019 Pitch Day is being held at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon. It is a part of the inaugural Inclusive ...

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Catalysing Finance for Agricultural Value Chains

Yangon, Myanmar: The UK-aid funded DaNa Facility and the Myanmar Economic Association (MEA) organised a workshop on “Agricultural Value Chain Finance: policy, practice and inclusion” in Yangon today. The workshop ...

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Inclusive Business Challenge Encourages Private Sector Companies to Make Social Impacts

Yangon, Myanmar: The UK aid-funded DaNa Facility and Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA) today announced the launch of the Inclusive Business Challenge to raise awareness of the potential of inclusive ...

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Agriculture and inclusive business represent a fertile ground for investment

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar: The UK aid-funded DaNa Facility participated in the Euromoney Myanmar Global Investment Forum in Nay Pyi Taw from 10 -11 September. The forum was attended by ...

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Microinsurance to build resilience for the poor in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar: A seminar on “Promoting Microinsurance in Myanmar” was held in Yangon on 9 September to kick-start dialogue on the necessary legal, regulatory, and market-related steps for the mainstreaming ...

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Respectful Workplaces are good for Business

Yangon, Myanmar – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the DaNa Facility today launched the Myanmar-language version of their groundbreaking study, “Respectful Workplaces: Exploring the Costs of ...

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Bonded Warehouse Programme to Boost Myanmar Businesses

Yangon, Myanmar: The Customs Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance, and the UK aid-funded DaNa Facility are holding the second of two workshops on ‘Promoting Bonded Warehouses in Myanmar’ from ...

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$1.7 Million Investment to Extend Financial Services to Remote Areas

Yangon, Myanmar: VisionFund Myanmar (VFM) and the DaNa Facility, with funding from UK aid, today announced an investment of around $1.7 million for an innovative new project that plans to ...

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Training on Payment Systems Targets Financial Inclusion

Yangon, Myanmar: The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) is sponsoring a two-day training course to promote understanding of payment systems that can facilitate widespread access for all—including low-income people—to convenient ...

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FINTECH CHALLENGE MYANMAR TO CATALYZE FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Yangon, Myanmar: The DaNa Facility, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Asian Development Bank’s ADBVentures announced the launch of Fintech Challenge Myanmar. The new technology innovation programme is ...

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Myanmar Investment Commission Meets in Mandalay to Strengthen Investment Promotion in the States and Regions of Upper Myanmar

Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Magway, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Shan MANDALAY, MYANMAR: The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is holding in Mandalay the second of two investment promotion and facilitation workshops ...

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Myanmar Investment Commission aims to strengthen investment promotion and facilitation in Myanmar’s States and Regions

YANGON, MYANMAR: The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is holding two 2-day investment promotion and facilitation workshops for the country’s states and regions, as part of the government’s overall approach to ...

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Bonded Warehouse programme set to provide boost to Myanmar industries

Yangon, Myanmar: The Customs Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance, and the DaNa Facility, a UK aid funded programme, today launched the Developing Custom Bonded Warehouse programme to introduce Customs ...

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UK aid Investment Spurs Inclusive Enterprises in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar: ICCO Cooperation, Phandeeyar and the DaNa Facility, a UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, today announced a joint investment of almost 1 million into two ...

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Chin Investment and Product Fair launches to boost investment in the State

Yangon, Myanmar: Vice President, H.E. U Myint Swe, Chief Minister of the Chin State Government, H.E. U Salai Lian Luai, and Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission, H.E. U Thaung Tun, ...

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Myanmar Investment Commission aims to strengthen investment facilitation in investment-facing government ministries

Nay Pyi Taw: In collaboration with the DaNa Facility, a UK aid funded programme, the Myanmar Investment Commission and Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) organized a one-day Workshop ...

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British Government Investment support Myanmar’s Silk and Organic Cotton Production

Yangon, Myanmar: Pragma Ventures Myanmar, Pure Sense Organics Ltd and the DaNa Facility, a UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, today announced a joint investment of around ...

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UKAid announces $3.1 Million Investment into Improving the Spices Market in Myanmar

Mandalay, Myanmar: 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 ...

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DFID and WWF Announce $2.4 million investment in Myanmar to support sustainable rubber production globally

Dawei, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar: The DaNa Facility, a UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, Dawei Golden Land Co (DGL) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the ...

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Inclusive Business Offers a Triple Win for Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar: Today the DaNa Facility, supported by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and the Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI), published a report on Inclusive ...

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$1.9 Million Investment to Transform Lending to MSMEs Unveiled

Yangon, Myanmar: Thura Swiss, Seedstars and the DaNa Facility, a UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, today announced an investment of over $1.9 million in an innovative ...

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New Investment Supporting Traditional Myanmar Textiles and Weavers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Myitkyina, Kachin State: Myanmar social enterprise, Myanmar Artisan’s, international NGO Turquoise Mountain and the DaNa Facility, a UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, today announced an investment ...

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New financial sector research finds strong growth in Myanmar financial inclusion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nay Pyi Taw, MYANMAR (June19, 2018): Research presented today as part of the nationwide Making Access Possible (MAP) financial inclusion study shows that Myanmar has seen a significant increase in ...

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Catalysing Investment Flows to Myanmar’s States and Regions

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar: With funding from UK aid, the DaNa Facility and the International Trade Centre (ITC) supported states and regions to promote existing business opportunities to domestic and ...

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Progress on financial inclusion in Myanmar presented to industry, experts and Government in Mandalay

Yangon, Myanmar:  Financial sector stakeholders representing Myanmar government, private sector, and development partners convened today in Mandalay to discuss the findings of a nationwide financial sector diagnostic, Making Access Possible ...

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Myanmar’s Financial Sector Representatives Assemble to Address National Financial Inclusion Advancements and Strategy

Financial sector stakeholders representing Myanmar government, private sector, and development partners convened today in Yangon to discuss the findings of a nationwide financial sector diagnostic, Making Access Possible (MAP). MAP ...

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Expanding inclusive business would be a radical triple win for Myanmar

Yangon: Today business leaders from across Myanmar joined with policy experts and members of the donor community in Yangon to explore the benefits to Myanmar of adopting inclusive business practices. ...

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Myanmar’s financial sector stakeholders review progress on financial inclusion and commit to further advances

Nay Pyi Daw; Myanmar: The Myanmar Financial Inclusion Forum convened in Nay Pyi Taw today to discuss and review progress on financial inclusion in Myanmar and to launch an update ...

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Drive for new export opportunities for Kachin business launched

Myitkyina; Kachin: Dr. Khet Aung, Chief Minister of Kachin State, U Aung Soe, Director General of the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization in the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and Peter Brimble, ...

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Funding to improve economic opportunities for people with disabilities launched in Myanmar

The Leprosy Mission Myanmar (TLMM) and the DaNa Facility have signed a 2 and a half year matched grant agreement as part of a UK Government Department for International Development ...

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Drive launched for new export opportunities for Sagaing business

Monywa, Sagaing: U Aung Htoo, Deputy Union Minister of Commerce (MoC), U Soe Oo, Minister of Planning and Finance of Sagaing Region, U Aung Soe, Director General of the Ministry ...

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Chin state launches innovative drive to encourage investment

Hakha, Chin State: Salai Lian Luai, Chin State Chief Minister, U Aung Naing Oo, Director General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), and Peter Brimble Team Leader ...

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The DaNa Facility to collaborate with the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development in Pa-O self-administered zone

The Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development and the DaNa Facility collaborate to improve economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in the Pa-O self-administered zone of Myanmar. YANGON, 07 September 2017 – ...

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ICCO Cooperation, East West Seed, Network Activities Group and the DaNa Facility Launch the ‘Pulses, People, Planet and Profit’ Project

ICCO Cooperation and the DaNa Facility, in collaboration with East West Seed and Network Activities Group, have launched a 30-month UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project to increase the ...

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The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association and the DaNa Facility collaborate to empower upland farmers

Nay Pyi Taw, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 – The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP) and the DaNa Facility have signed a three-year grant agreement under ...

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The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and the DaNa Facility Collaborate to Encourage Responsible Business Activities in Myanmar

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and the DaNa Facility have signed a two-year grant agreement to support continuation of a Department for International Development (DFID) – funded programme ...

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The Asia Foundation and the DaNa Facility Launch New Programme to Improve Subnational Business Environments

The Asia Foundation (TAF) and the DaNa Facility, implemented by DAI Europe, have launched a three-year Department for International Development (DFID) – funded programme to improve state and regional competitiveness ...

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MIC meets in Monywa to strengthen investment promotion in upper Myanmar’s States and Regions

The Myanmar Investment Commission held the second of two investment promotion and facilitation workshops for the states and regions in Monywa from 19-21 June. The event is a critical component ...

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MIC aims to strengthen investment promotion in Myanmar’s States and Regions

Hpa An, Myanmar: Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is holding two 3-day investment promotion and facilitation workshops for the country’s states and regions, as part of the government’s overall approach to ...

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