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Analyzing the Perception of Skills Training and Subsequent Employment Amongst Youth

Analyzing the Perception of Skills Training and Subsequent Employment Amongst Youth

The Opportunity Over the last decade, it is evident that Bangladesh could gain from the demographic dividend through the large youth population, by turning these young individuals into a skilled workforce, an extremely valuable asset for the country. The Government of Bangladesh has made skills development one of the national priorities; over the past decade, […]

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Assessing the Impact and Analyzing Risk & Benefits of BRAC’s IDP program in Haor areas

Assessing the Impact and Analyzing Risk & Benefits of BRAC’s IDP program in Haor areas

The Opportunity Although Bangladesh has witnessed significant economic growth and socio-economic development over the past decade, the growth has not been geographically uniform. Hard-to-reach areas, such as the waterlogged haor basins in eastern/north-eastern Bangladesh, have had high levels of poverty and are significantly lagging in social indicators such as schooling, healthcare, women empowerment, etc., compared […]

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Assessing The Impact of Gender Integration and Women Empowerment in Agriculture

Assessing The Impact of Gender Integration and Women Empowerment in Agriculture

The Opportunity From its initiation, USAID/BANGLADESH FEED THE FUTURE RICE AND DIVERSIFIED CROPS ACTIVITY undertook several gender integration activities with an aim to increase women empowerment in agriculture. A lot of factors play a crucial role in assuring equal participation in this sector. To overcome the challenges in this, RDC undertook several measures in the […]

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Impact Assessment through Digital M&E Platform for BYEAH

Impact Assessment through Digital M&E Platform for BYEAH

The Opportunity Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Helpcenter (B’YEAH), a not-for-profit entrepreneurship development institute, runs a four-year long project that aims to train 300 youth entrepreneurs from a pool of 1500. To accurately determine the training modules and interventions, it was critical to understand the needs and periodically evaluate trainees’ performance against certain standardized benchmarks. […]

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Paving The Way to Sustainable Development for Ensuring The Well-being of RMG Workers

Paving The Way to Sustainable Development for Ensuring The Well-being of RMG Workers

The Opportunity The Ready-Made Garments has experienced a massive growth in the past few decades and is a significant contributor to the GDP of Bangladesh. The sector accounts for 85 percent of the country’s total exports and employs 4.4 million workers of which 65 percent are women. Despite all these, the lifestyle of RMG workers […]

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The Road to Empowering Vulnerable and Marginalized Women in Bangladesh

The Road to Empowering Vulnerable and Marginalized Women in Bangladesh

Traditionally, the dominant role of women in Bangladesh has been perceived to be only limited to looking after the family and just being mothers to their children, or wives to their husbands. Such draconian notions have largely kept Bangladeshi women from venturing out of the confines of their homes and to have the opportunity of […]

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Mapping Bangladesh’s Water Service Delivery Landscape

Mapping Bangladesh’s Water Service Delivery Landscape

Opportunity WASA (Water Supply and Sewerage Authorities) is the primary source of water supply in the major cities of Bangladesh, including Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, and Rajshahi. Most other cities rely on municipalities to supply water in their towns as per the Pourashava/Municipality Act 2009, which states that the “pourashava/municipality is responsible to ensure water and […]

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Gauging the Impact of Unnoty GAP Program on Female Entrepreneurs

Gauging the Impact of Unnoty GAP Program on Female Entrepreneurs

Opportunity “Unnoty” is an initiative by LightCastle Partners, in association with ACDI/VOCA, to conduct business scale-up programs in order to provide business development support and assist female entrepreneurs to establish growing businesses through accelerator programs and investment readiness training. The program accomplishes this by motivating female entrepreneurs via increasing their exposure and social support. Moreover, […]

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Assessing the Feasibility of Establishing Apparel Production Facilities in Bangladesh

Assessing the Feasibility of Establishing Apparel Production Facilities in Bangladesh

The Opportunity On behalf of a leading Hong Kong-based global intimate apparels group, LightCastle Partners conducted a project titled, “Location Analysis for Intimate Apparel Production in Bangladesh”. As a garment manufacturer who presently sources apparel from Bangladesh through buying houses, they wanted to set up a wholly-owned facility in Bangladesh, as part of their global […]

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Mitigating the Covid-19 Crisis through ICT Based Solutions

Mitigating the Covid-19 Crisis through ICT Based Solutions

The Opportunity The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it by exposing the vulnerabilities of the existing global infrastructures. While economic and social disruption affected all aspects of people’s daily lives and livelihood alongside growing concerns that COVID-19 is here to stay, Bangladesh took the challenges posed by this global pandemic as […]

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