Assisting small business in rural Philippines

Roscini Eugenio beams as she shows the building extension which has doubled the size of her bakery and grocery shop in Roxas on the Philippines island of Mindoro. “Dante’s ideas and the skills he taught us were really important in making our business grow” she says....
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This International Women’s Day we’re announcing a new small business program for Fijian women

It’s International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange. In the words of the international organisers: ‘Each one of us - with women, men and non-binary people joining forces - can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold...
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Homestays drive improved socio-economic conditions in Mai Chau Valley

“Before we were only thinking traditionally; gathering things from the forest, and growing rice.” Mrs Tho is standing in front of her homestay where she regularly welcomes guests from around the world. “Now we think beyond that, and invest in our children’s education....
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Interview with social entrepreneur and returned Australian volunteer Phil Herrick

From 2002 to 2014 Phil Herrick was the CEO of Southern Phone, possibly the largest and most successful social enterprise in Australia with a turnover of just under $100 million. Phil established the company and built it to become one of the top ten telecommunications...
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ABV CEO on role of business volunteers in building the capacities of social enterprises

Social enterprises are increasingly recognised as the preferred operational model to affect social change. One driver has been the limited donor funds flowing through to the not-for-profit sector as grants. However, as the number of successful social enterprises grow,...
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Australia supports the creation of an impact investment market in the Pacific

Today the Australian Government launched an innovative pilot program to improve economic development in the Pacific region as part of the Australian Government’s new development paradigm. Pacific Readiness for Investment in Social Enterprise, known as Pacific RISE, is...
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Volunteers’ important role in NGO’s transition to social enterprise

“The contributions of the Australian volunteers on assignments developed by ABV made COHED feel very confident for our transitional period – in our strategy of having a social enterprise” - COHED Director Dao Thi Mai Hoa COHED is a Hanoi-based NGO which implements...
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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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