BAF Launched its Strategic Plan

Business Assistance Fiji (BAF) launched its first Strategic Plan for the years 2023-2027. The launch event took place at the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation boardroom in Suva on Friday, 1 December 2023 and was officiated by Dr Nur Bano Ali, the Chair of BAF.

During the launch, Dr Nur Bano Ali commended the BAF team for their dedication and hard work in leading BAF and providing support to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The development of this Strategic Plan was made possible with the support of The Asian Development Bank under its Pacific COVID-19 Business Recovery Program (CBRP).

Consultations with BAF Board, MSMEs, Government Agencies were held in all the divisions in order to develop this Strategic Plan.

BAFs Strategic Plan is based on five strategic pillars, which are BAFs guiding principles to establish it as a highly valued and sustainable MSME support agency. 15 strategic objectives are positioned across these pillars to enable BAF to achieve this role.

Pillar 1: Effective Partnership

Strategic Objective

1. Government Partnership

2. BLP partnership

3. PSO partnership

4. International partnership

Pillar 2: MSME Access & Reach

Strategic Objectives

5. Biz info center

6. One stop Digital Ecosystem

7. Targeted marketing

Pillar 3: Robust System

Strategic Objectives

8. Efficient information collection & dissemination system

9. Regular dissemination

10. Effective M&E

11. Cost effective & consistent

Pillar 4: Competent People

Strategic Objectives

12. Skilled & connected people

13. Governance policies

Pillar 5: Sustainability

Strategic Objectives

14. Continuity of funding

15. Climate Change adaptation

The implementation of this strategic plan is expected to greatly benefit MSMEs, as it will enable BAF to enhance its support and assistance to these businesses. By aligning its objectives and actions with the strategic plan, BAF aims to better serve the needs of the MSME sector and contribute to its growth and success.

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