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The Body Shop International partnership helping Samoan NGO transition to social enterprise

Earlier this year ABV signed an exciting agreement with global cosmetics company, The Body Shop International (TBSI), facilitated by UK international development organisation VSO. Under the agreement ABV is initially assisting the Samoa-based Women in Business...
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ABV helps Canberra barista take part in PNG National Coffee Cupping Competition

ABV has temporarily branched out from our usual business focus helping a Canberra barista to participate in the third edition of the PNG National Coffee Cupping Competition. ABV has recently established a partnership with the PNG Coffee Industry Corporation with plans...
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Strengthening the small business sector in Lombok

Many of our regular readers will be aware of ABV’s YES (Your Enterprise Scheme) program. All of our recent YES programs have focused on the Pacific. However 2016 has seen ABV delivering a YES model program in Indonesia, in partnership with Germany’s aid agency GIZ....
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ABV in Bandung: Leveraging corporate and Australian Government programs for development outcomes

Bandung, on the Indonesian island of Java, has far from optimum fresh and waste water systems. PDAM, the city’s water utility, estimates its services reach around 72% of the city’s population, and then only intermittently, with water supply being switched on and off...
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AVID Annual Forum in Indonesia

Over several days last week John Cartwright, Michael Gehling, Beatrice Duffield and Robert Hill (all undertaking assignments developed by ABV) attended the AVID Annual Forum in Indonesia, along with other Australian volunteers currently on Australian Volunteers for...
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Arun’s Story

Australian volunteer Andrew Whittaker is currently on a public relations-focused AVID assignment with a Cambodian NGO Live & Learn Environmental Education. Arriving at his Phnom Penh Hotel ‘One Up Banana’ Andrew was pleasantly surprised to meet Arun,...
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Our Volunteers

We achieve our mission by using expert volunteers to transfer business skills. Our volunteers are experienced business professionals, typically mid career or in early retirement who undertake short term projects across Asia and the Pacific regions…

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Our Partners

For those organisations seeking a partner in the Asia Pacific region, ABV offers a complete value chain approach to inclusive economic growth in developing communities. ABV collaborates with our partners to create effective…

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Our Impact

ABV ensures all our assignments and programs are achieving impact through the application of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework. ABV’s MERI Framework provides ABV with a road map to achieve our mission and a robust approach to…

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Small Business Development

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