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Skill Gap, Skill Shortage, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the Hospitality and Tourism Sector in Bangladesh

The hospitality and tourism sector (HTS) is one of the 15 major sectors that are used to estimate the GDP of the country. This study attempts to analyze the HTS of Bangladesh from the following perspectives: (i) the structure and contribution of HTS under the current levels and nature of skills...

Needs Assessment of Anondomela Women Entrepreneurs

The cottage, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (CMSMEs) significantly generate employment, reduce poverty, and contribute to the economy. Internet technology has also become an essential tool in recent years as e-commerce allows entrepreneurs to quickly communicate with their customers and...

E-Commerce Opportunities through Smartphones and Women's Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

The cottage, small and medium enterprises play a vital role in economic development, including production, employment generation, and equitable income distribution. For example, these enterprises offer more than 50% of total global employment and about 90% of the businesses worldwide. Moreover,...

Creating a political and social climate for climate change adaptation – AMENDMENT #3 (CPSCCCA3)

Climate change impacts will be unavoidable in the coming decades leading to increased frequency and severity of floods, drought and extreme weather events particularly in the developing world. According to the recent IPCC report 2022 on climate adaptation; hundreds of millions of people in...

End-line Survey of Strengthening Women's Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) 3rd Cycle.

The main objective of the present study is to assess the impact of the project SWAPNO 3rd cycle on beneficiaries’ wellbeing, including income, expenditure and asset accumulation through rigorous methods of project evaluation. The other likely effects of the project on employment, health status,...

Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Barriers in lower-middle income countries: national stakeholder views on challenges, barriers, and potential solutions

The development of COVID-19 vaccines does not imply the end of the global pandemic as now countries have to purchase enough COVID-19 vaccine doses and work towards their successful rollout. Vaccination across the world has progressed slowly in all, but a few highincome countries (HICs) as...

Creating a political and social climate for climate change adaptation (CPSCCCA)

We present unique survey data on the migration predictions of 400 households in two extremely climate exposed unions of coastal Bangladesh. We have four main findings. First, despite having prospects no better than many low-lying pacific islands, few households in our two locations expect to...

Study on Digital Microfinance in Bangladesh (SDMB)

n Bangladesh, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which constitute 99.97% of all industries and absorb 86% of the labor force, have huge potential for employment creation and income generation (Asian Development Bank 2021). MSMEs contribute 25% to the country’s gross domestic...

Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism Industry in Bangladesh: Analysis of Current Situation and Suggested Strategies for the Future

The Hospitality and Tourism Sector (HTS) is one of the 15 major sectors that are used to estimate the GDP of the country. The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the economic activities that cater to non-essential demands such as the HTS. This study analyzes the current status of the HTS and...

Development of the National Adolescent Strategy (NAS) in Bangladesh

Over one fifth or 22% (over 32 million) of the total population of Bangladesh, a densely populated country in South Asia currently falls under the 10 to 19 years age group (UNICEF (2017), an age group defined as adolescence by WHO, (2014). Despite notable progress in poverty reduction and driving...

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