International development funding

Business Innovation Facility

The BIF helps the development and uptake of inclusive business models by companies in developing countries.


Focuses on supporting profitable core business activity that has high development impacts; creating jobs, integrating local farmers and entrepreneurs in international supply chains and providing quality and affordable services to low-income consumers.

BIF also offers information exchange and insight. To help inclusive business in any country, the BIF Practitioner Hub provides a gateway to the latest information, insights from peers, good practice, useful resources, and lessons learnt about developing and implementing inclusive business.

How to apply

Details of eligibility and how to apply are available on the Business Innovation Facility website

Background information on the fund

The BIF is funded by the Department for International Development and was designed as a 3-year project (2010 to 2013) to pilot this new approach to supporting the role of business in the development of low-income countries.

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