Welcome to Business Environment Reform Facility (BERF)

BERF is funded by the UK Department For International Development (DFID) . BERF was a 3 year programme which completes in March 2019.  This Website will be discontinued shortly.  All BERF reports will continue to be available on the UK Government Research for Development Website.

Whether you are a donor expert, a consultant in the field, a developing country practitioner, or just an interested person, you are welcome to browse our library of reports and materials on the topic of business environment reform.

You can see a full list of publications

We hope that you find something useful and welcome your feedback.

BERF supports DFID’s priority Country Offices and Teams to initiate, improve and scale up Business Environment Reform programmes.

Our work began in January 2016 and continues until March 2019.

BERF provides expert advice, analysis of lessons learned, policy research about what works and what doesn’t and develop innovative new approaches to engaging stakeholders, including businesses and consumers in reform.

BERF has a strong emphasis on strengthening the Business Environment for women and girls, and young adults in general.

It works 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.

The Partners

The core consortium of BERF (KPMG, DAI, Itad) works with a wider consortium of delivery partners including: