The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) was the implementing partner for the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) project in Nigeria, working in collaboration with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London. BIF was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and lies at the heart of the UK Government’s commitment to building stronger partnerships with business. The programme is aimed at developing new market systems approaches – working in partnership with business and other market participants – that ultimately lead to improvements in the livelihoods and well-being of poor people, whilst improving bottom lines for commercial organizations. In addition to Nigeria, BIF also has projects in Myanmar (Burma) and Malawi.
During the 3-year pilot learning phase which ended in December 2013, CBi successfully delivered 10 major BIF projects and several other smaller ones across areas of business as wide-ranging as banking and credit facilities, agribusiness, food and beverage production, domestic gas consumer products and solar power.More