Business Partnerships Platform Round Three
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is pleased to announce ten successful partnerships under Round 3 of the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), linking Australia's aid investments with the private sector to deliver economic growth and improved livelihoods in partner developing countries.
The successful partnerships are in:
- Papua New Guinea to support affordable solar solutions for remote households and businesses
- Solomon Islands to establish organic cocoa production
- Tonga to improve farm-to-market logistics for the export of root crops
- Nepal to promote mobile financial access that will enable safer sending of remittances
- Nepal to support microfinance loans for affordable housing
- Pakistan to train women dairy farmers
- Kenya to commodify waste mango seed into additional income for smallholder farmers
- Kenya to expand the range of clean energy appliances to urban households
- Vietnam to increase access to finance and improve financial literacy for urban migrant entrepreneurs
- Laos to support local buffalo breeding
33 BPP partnerships currently operate across 16 countries in the Indo-Pacific region. BPP Round 3 partnerships are expected to benefit 1,052,045 people (568,320 women). The private sector will contribute $5.4 million to this third round of BPP funding and will continue to be a critical partner in Australia's aid program. Further information on the BPP is available at the Business Partnerships Platform.