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Thematic Platform on Future of
Work in Dhaka

  • Sector: Women and youth empowerment, CMSMEs and Digitalization
  • Country: Bangladesh

Agirre Lehendakaria Center, in collaboration with a2i (Aspire to Innovate), UNDP Bangladesh and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub for Asia Pacific SDG Integration team.

 

 

Profiles and Narratives
Abdulah
Mohammed
Fatma
Sadia
Impact Levels
  • Community actions15
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  • Small and mid scale initiatives17
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  • Large scale initiatives8
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  • New public services36
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  • New regulation mechanisms7
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NameAbdulah
Age27
JobeCommerce entrepreneur
Key narrative

Informal sector needs to be recognized

 

NameMohammed
Age35
JobFinancial institution
Key narrative

Financial weakness is still a barrier to drive change

NameFatma
Age20
Key narrative

Economic development must embrace equality of rights for all

NameSadia
Age45
JobInformal sector
Key narrative

Building digital capabilities is crucial for the e-commerce development

The people-powered portfolio in Dhaka has 68 interconnected initiatives within the 5 levels of intervention corresponding to these areas. 

The Social Innovation Platform aims to support the sector of CMSMEs/SMEs in Dhaka and improve the access to finance, access to service, access to skills and access to market of the sector with the special focus on vulnerable groups, women and youth. Therefore, the main area of the opportunities for the collaborative work and people powered portfolio are women and youth empowerment and digitalization of CMSMEs/SMEs.