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Celebrating 10 years of Knowledge Management

Market Development Forum (MDF) is an association of development practitioners of over twenty NGOs and projects working with market development approaches in Bangladesh. Established in 2005, MDF aims to support the development organizations through encouraging market development approaches to tackle different development challenges and bringing different stakeholders together through participation in various learning activities for better coordination. For sustainable...

Private Rural Service Provision: the Experience of Samriddhi in Bangladesh

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation presents a new publication on “Private rural service provision: the experience of Samriddhi in Bangladesh”. The e-version of the publication is available here:<a href="http://www Extra resources.mdfbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/lsp___spa_capex_august_2013.pdf">Capitalization of Samriddhi’s experiences on Private Rural Service Provider System The underlying objective of the study was to draw the knowledge and...

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...

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...

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 Duck and Maize Value Chain in Char, Coastal and Haor areas

Oxfam Bangladesh and GMark Consulting Ltd. organized a dissemination workshop on Duck and Maize Value Chain in Char, Coastal and Haor areas. The event was held on the 15th June at BRAC Inn Center. The reports from the workshop are as follows: Introduction of Duck and Maize Study Maize Value Chain Presentation of Maize Study Duck Value Chain Presentation of Duck Value Chain Study

Round Five of MDF Thematic Working Group

This session was held on April 28, 2013 at HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation office. In this meeting, the working group members reviewed the objectives and mechanism. They have outlined few questions to attain the objectives. One of the working group objective is to draft a publication by identifying the best practices (lessons learned),success factors and critical conditions, potential complementarities and synergies between different projects and models. Hence, It...

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...

Workshop on “Investing on Employee’s Skill Development”

Our member CARE Bangladesh initiated this day-long workshop with support from IDE Bangladesh, MDF, Business Innovation Facility (BIF) and Renaissance Consultants Ltd. is organizing. The workshop will be held on April 13, 2013. In the workshop, you will get the opportunity to interact with development sector organizations and fellow private sector veterans to find out ways in which you can find, recruit, and train up more skilled and dedicated people with the...

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