Our place in the zeitgeist

ABV is unusual among international development not-for-profits in that since our establishment more than 35 years ago, our focus has been on inclusive growth through the private sector. Over the last decade however involving and harnessing the private sector has...

Bank of PNG: Long-term organisational change from ABV partnership

“They were all good,” says Elizabeth Genia, an Assistant Governor of the Bank of PNG referring to the five ABV volunteers who worked with the bank. In early 2014 ABV established a three year partnership with the Bank of Papua New Guinea to deliver an institutional...

International Volunteers Day

The fifth of December is International Volunteers Day – an opportunity for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities. On this day ABV would like to thank all of our volunteers for...

Annual report demonstrates ABV’s impact

ABV has now published its 2016-17 annual report. The report focuses on ABV activities, while also emphasising the outputs and outcomes the organisation has achieved over the year. For example ABV volunteers: • Provided training to more than 140 small businesses •...

Helping a Vietnamese not-for-profit showcase its work

“The work REACH does is inspiring; over my time with them I have spoken with many people from employers, to students, staff and teachers and the feeling I come away with is always the same - people caring for each other to ensure they get the opportunities in life...

Volunteers help Milne Bay women benefit from growing cruise sector

It is a late May morning and the Sun Princess cruise ship is anchored offshore. A large group of passengers are disembarking onto palm-lined Doini Island of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Further inland, school children are putting on cultural shows, while...

Ruai Tuam’s grocery business grows thanks to ABV business training

“Two of my kids are at university,” says Ruai Tuam while standing at the counter of his small grocery shop in Rabaul, East New Britain. “I wouldn’t have been able to pay their fees if it weren’t for the business training program.” Mr Tuam is referring to a ‘Your...
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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…

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…

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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