Administration and Management of the Responsible Business Fund Myanmar

The RBF engagement in Myanmar had the form of a challenge fund with three ’windows’. Grants were awarded on the basis of the merit of the project presented for funding. The evaluation criteria, which varied from window to window, focused on the effects of the grant on the competitiveness of the applying company, the impact on the environment and the working conditions of the employees, and the expected effect on employment and profitability of the company. The fund announced ‘calls’ for proposals 1-2 times a year. In order to secure the widest possible dissemination about the existence of the fund (and to increase the number of quality proposals), the fund management worked closely together with existing private sector (support) organisations. 

The programme was funded by the Embassy of Denmark, Yangon, with a total value of the programme budget under supervision of FCG Swedish Development AB of 79,806,838 DKK, in addition to a technical assistance (TA) budget of DKK 13,028,486. 

The objective of the RBF Engagement was: “Increased responsible behaviour and competitiveness of supported enterprises due to access to matching grants”. The outcome is defined as: Increased number of private enterprises improve their i) energy- water and waste efficiency, ii) working conditions, OSH and food safety and iii) skills of human resources.” 

In order to fulfil the engagement objective and outcome, five outputs were defined by Danida, to be achieved through a number of activities implemented by the Responsible Business Fund under the purview of the Responsible Business Fund Board.

Output 1: An adequate number of qualified service providers (auditors and technical expertise) are available

Output 2: Enterprises made aware of the advantages deriving from improved energy, water-use and waste handling, OSH, food safety and HRD conditions

Output 3: Efficient use of energy and water and handling of waste by supported enterprises (Window 1 – DKK 34.0 million)

Output 4: Improved working conditions, including OSH and food safety by supported enterprises (Window 2 – 15.0 million)

Output 5: Improved human resource capacity of supported enterprises (Window 3 – DKK 15 million)

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