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Uganda: Keeping marginalised girls in school by economically empowering their parents

November 11, 2015 in Hub-Blog

The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), launched in 2012, is investing £300 million in the education of a million of the world’s poorest girls to expand their opportunities and improve their lives. 37 projects are working in 18 countries to enable girls to learn, through improved schools, better teaching ... (more...)

BIF team writing week: The Prologue

June 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Business Innovation Facility: Four years (almost), five countries, 104 projects – and one week to get our collective heads around the insights, experiences, challenges, solutions and lessons that have come out of this pilot programme. Last week, the BIF country managers and members of the UK team ... (more...)

Talking toilets! New resources, including an interview with Rajeev Kher, CEO of Saraplast, on toilet provision in Indian slums

March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

As part of our interview series, we are delighted to have talked to Rajeev Kher who is CEO of Saraplast, developing 3S Shramik toilets in India. Rajeev discusses the challenges of creating demand for the toilets and the focus on health, sanitation, child mortality and providing dignity. He shares his ... (more...)

Water, water everywhere………Malawi Team Week – Field Trip 2

November 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

As a relative newcomer to the Business Innovation Facility team, our visit to Malawi Mangoes was only my second field trip to one of our projects. I don’t know much about fruit growing and processing, so I wasn’t sure precisely what to expect of the plantation and the business – but I knew ... (more...)