The Business Environment Reform Facility (BERF) is funded by the UK Department For International Development (DFID) within a wider Business Environment for Economic Development. Programme. BERF is a central facility responding to demand from the DFID’s priority Country Offices and stakeholders to initiate, improve and scale up business environment reform programmes.  The programme is being delivered over the period January 2016 – January 2019.

We provide expert advice, analysis of lessons learned, policy research about what works and what doesn’t and develop innovative new approaches to involving businesses and consumers in investment climate reform. BERF has a strong emphasis on strengthening the Business Environment for women and girls, as well as for young adults more generally.  It is also aiming to improve the relationship between business and the physical environment including where relevant, including through linkage to climate change analysis.  BERF undertakes political economy analysis in order to underpin business environment reform processes and interventions. 

BERF Components

This facility assists DFID in designing new programmes for business environment reform, improves existing programmes, and more effectively learns and records lessons from other donor experience.  We produce policy research to improve DFID’s knowledge and implementation of business environment reform and encourages innovative approaches to stimulating demand for reform by local stakeholders.  For more information please click on the links below: