VEGA/BIZ+ Project

Status 
Active
Region 
Asia
Description 
The Biz + program is focused on economic growth in the Northern, Eastern, North Central, Uva Provinces and other economically lagging regions of Sri Lanka by facilitating public-private alliances with Sri Lankan firms. The goal is to decrease economic disparity across the different regions of the country. The objective is to create jobs and icome earning opportunities and increase household income. The program aims to: Strengthen the capacity of local businesses by providing grants to new and existing businesses; Support investment partnerships with private businesses and reduce risks related to business expansion (i.e., introducing new products, innovations, technologies or markets); Provide technical assistance to businesses to improve skills in business management, finance and operations, occupational safety.
Implementing Partner 
VEGA and Land O' Lakes
Start Year 
2011
End Year 
2017