Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Since the 1980s rapid growth in the manufacturing of ready-made garments for export has created new opportunities for women industrial workers in Bangladesh. This study explores ways of improving the financial capabilities of these young, inexperienced wage earners through a targeted program of financial education. It also aims to identify scalable financing models that can be replicated to increase the opportunities of garment workers. The project culminated in a workshop to share results from the research study and to elicit discussions and recommendations based on the findings of the study. Recommendations include a preference for in-factory training in peri-urban areas, earlier intervention during vocational training, and policy advocacy to promote financial inclusion of the poor.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/pgy3.1010

Language

English

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