Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute Textile and Light Engineering Sector in North-West Bangladesh

The project focuses on the improved jute fiber processing in conjunction with the light engineering sector in the poverty-stricken North-West Bangladesh. This project aims to transform the jute textile value chain, small metal workshop industries and associated vocational services by strengthening the skills and employ-ability of workers, and empowering the local entrepreneurs to enhance their local and regional competitiveness. The current jute textile sector particularly smaller industries in Bangladesh has great potential to be more competitive in the global and local market by improving jute fiber processing, mechanisation and market intelligence. On the other hand, support from the light engineering sector is essential in agro-mechanisation to create decent job and employment opportunities for the poor.

Collections Bangladesh Economic Development Practical Answers
Issue Date 2019-08-22
Rights Holders Practical Action