2 out of every 5 young people are not in employment, education or training.

 

Young people in Bangladesh face a precarious future, despite living in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. A third of Bangladesh’s population is 10-24 years old and 2.2 million young people enter its workforce every year. Three out of every four business leaders report that skilled workers are scarce, while approximately ten million young people are currently unemployed or underemployed.

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15 July 2017

Bangladeshi apprentices celebrated in London

By Joydeep Sinha Roy This year, STAR received special commendation in the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation Transformational Business Award in London. STAR was the only project […]
14 July 2017

The Skill Effect

BRAC Skills Training for Advancing Resources (STAR), innovates upon the age-old practice of employment through formalising apprenticeship-based skills training, and it is making changes at scale […]
16 June 2017

Annual report: Skills development

We will equip at least 14,000 unemployed young people from diverse backgrounds with high quality skills and link at least 80 per cent of the graduates […]
16 May 2017

Enhancing decent employment opportunities

BRAC’s contribution to the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development for All, hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic […]
30 March 2017

BRAC signs MoU with a2i

BRAC on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Access to Information (a2i) programme of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) which aims to work on Technical […]
8 March 2017

The skilled girl effect: Worth more than the US and Chinese economies put together

A computer whirs to life in a small shop in Bangladesh’s chaotic capital Dhaka. Outside rickshaw drivers bargain for fares and street sellers call out the […]
3 March 2017

Research: The effects of skill training on livelihoods

School dropout rate in Bangladesh is estimated to be about 40 per cent at the secondary level. The majority of the dropouts is most likely to […]
11 January 2017

GCYE Featured Member February 2017

Each month, the Global Center for Youth Employment (GCYE) highlights the work of one of its members in tackling the issue of youth employment. This month, […]
 

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