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IDE Bangladesh

Profitable Opportunities for Food Security (PROOFS) project is implemented by IDE Bangladesh along with ICCO Cooperation and BOP Innovation Center. The project is funded by Netherlands Government. This project aims to improve food and nutrition security for farmers' household in Bangladesh. The project has unique approach which involves working closely with the private sector and engaging base of the pyramid actors. An introductory flyer of PROOFS FLYER , where iDE is...

MDF Breakfast Meeting

The breakfast meeting is a new addition to the meetings was to compile the views of regional practitioners and channel them to international platforms like SEEP Conference. "How can better coordination and cross-organizational learning contribute to building more inclusive market systems and societies that benefit marginalized communities and households?" This was the discussion topic in one of the MDF Breakfast Meeting held on September 18, 2013. It was a fruitful...

VSO National Sharing Meeting on “South Asia Climate Change Project” research

VSO Bangladesh organized a National Sharing Meeting at Spectra on 26th September, 2013. The programme was hosted to share the results from the “South Asia Climate Change Project” research which is part of the future program : Youth Leading Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change or Youth Leading CBACC. The event highlighted the views on the future programme “Youth Leading CBACC” and shared the results of action research conducted in 6 Upazillas in 5...

Vacancy Announcement

Project Coordinator- Access to Inputs and Services (1Position), GRADE-E1 (Re-advertisement) for Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project Phase II. CARE Bangladesh invites application for the above position for its Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project Phase II, based at CARE Bangladesh Headquarters and CARE Bogra Field Office. Project Summary Through the current phase of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain...

Workshop on “Partnering for Inclusive Business”

MDF and the members CARE Bangladesh, IDE Bangladesh and Renaissance Consultants Ltd. (RCL) partnered with Business Innovation Facility (BIF) for a two day workshop on "Partnering for Inclusive Business". The focus of the workshop was to promote effective cross-sectoral partnership between the private sectorand NGOs for encouraging more Inclusive business. There was a good participation of both the private sector and development sector leading to a fruitful discussion of...

Doing business with low income people- Inclusive Business for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh.

Our members CARE Bangladesh, IDE Bangladesh and Renaissance Consultants Ltd.(RCL) along with Business Innovation Facility (BIF) jointly organized a series of roundtable discussions and workshops. There were three roundtable discussions and four workshops. The events focused on how development sector and private sector can work cohesively for sustainable development by using re inclusive business. The topics are as follows: Roundtable discussions: Private...

Workshop on “Bangladesh Health Market Outlook”

A workshop on Bangladesh Health Market Outlook was held on June 20, 2013 at BRAC Inn. It was organized by SRIJON (Health Innovation Challenge Fund) and funded by DfID. The project is mandated to support private sector and NGOs in Bangladesh develop innovative solutions to tackle existing and emerging challenges in the health market in Bangladesh. The project is currently at the inception stage and a scoping study is being conducted. The project is being implemented by...

Case Studies Needed

We are looking for cases to highlight in a publication, which will be published as part of the ongoing thematic working group titled “Private Rural Service Provision” (Please find the ToR and meeting minutes here: http://www.mdfbd.org/category/resources/thematic-working-group/). The objectives of this group is to identify and document best practices (and lessons learned), success factors, complementarities and synergies, what works and why etc. In the fifth round...

Workshop titled "Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain"

Are you having problems with your current Supply Chain? Are you getting irregular qualities and flow of supplies? Are you facing uncontrolled price fluctuation? Are you frustrated with the non value adding middlemen? If all or most of the answers of the above questions are YES then your organization needs to think of a new way to manage your Supply Chain more effectively. In this workshop we will highlight tools and technology to develop a sustainable...

Workshop titled ‘Market Development Opportunity and Challenges for the Bottom of Pyramid Consumers’

With the changing social structure, at present a lot of the large private sector companies are being able to take the advantage of doing business in the BoP market, one of the fast growing markets with increasing purchasing power. However, this is not always easy. The challenges include understanding demand patterns, researching and developing suitable product and services, and creating a robust distribution network while at the same time keeping the prices affordable for...

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