March 25, 2021

Section 2: Advice and Services

A guide to BPP services that can help drive your business and social impact goals.

Advisor support

The BPP offers access to technical expertise to support the implementation of your BPP initiative.

This includes support from:

  • BPP Communications Manager
  • BPP Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser
  • BPP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager and Advisers
  • BPP Business Advisers
  • BPP Partnership Brokers
  • Other sectoral advisers upon request and where available

Services

Our advisers can support partners to:

  • Review workplans or strategies and provide feedback
  • Point partners towards relevant resources or tools
  • Support review of reporting and milestone completion
  • Provide technical expertise to partners

Example from our partners

In Bangladesh, a business dedicated to empowering women was provided with BPP advice and support to conduct a gender analysis.

A BPP partnership with DFAT, eye glasses manufacturer Essilor, health-promotion organization Grameen Kalyan and training consultancy, MART is expanding Essilor’s “Eye Mitro” (“friend of the eye” in Hindi) optician training program for rural youth in Bangladesh.

When the training program first opened in Bangladesh, few women enrolled in the program and those that did often dropped out before completing their training. The BPP encouraged and supported the partners to undertake a gender study to identify the barriers women face in the training program, and as practicing Eye Mitro.

The study found that one of the most significant barriers was a lack of family support, with families and community influencers expressing concerns about women working outside of the home and starting a business. This is now influencing the partnership’s approach to the successful recruitment and retention of female Eye Mitros, by involving families and communities directly in the recruitment process and by encouraging prospective students to meet successful female Eye Mitro, giving families and students positive examples of change.

One of the partnership’s female recruits shares her experience of the training:

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