Best Practices Foundation
Best Practices Foundation (BPF) strives to improve the quality of life for poor and marginalised communities through documentation, innovation, implementation and dissemination of best practices.
Work and Achievements
Bangalore-based Best Practices Foundation (BPF) conducts innovative action research in partnership with the state and civil society, using process documentation, participatory monitoring and evaluation as tools to reflect and re-design the work of civil/community organizations.
Since its inception in 1999, it has been engaged in projects which require strong documentation and research skills to create a robust knowledge bank. It has several publications to its credit documenting best practices locally, nationally and internationally, using in-house expertise in innovative layout design and data visualisation techniques. Its grassroots branch BPF–Dharwad, which opened in 2005, serves as an incubation site to test innovations aimed at empowering the poor.
BPF has worked with government and other institutions to shape policy and forge partnerships for sustainability of development projects. To improve the livelihoods of the landless and asset poor, it innovated a toolkit called Market Oriented Value Enhancement (MOVE) that helped them understand and access markets through adding value to products and services.
Major funders like DFID, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Deshpande Foundation and the Government of West Bengal have replicated and adapted MOVE for rural women, youth in urban slums, quarry workers, street children, federation leaders and sexual minorities. MOVE was chosen by DFID as a priority output globally and recognised by the UN-World Bank-ILO with an international award in the YEN Marketplace.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The donations will be used in our work towards empowering poor women and innovating solutions that help fight poverty. BPF also helps organizations assess the impact of their best practices and showcase their work.