World Bank Funds Bangladesh’s Job Creation Drive

The World Bank has set aside USD150 million to support a program in Bangladesh that aims to provide short-term employment to poor people, especially women, in the country’s rural areas.

The bank and the Bangladeshi government expect the Employment Generation Program for the Poorest Project to create around 200 million person-days of employment over three years, according to Ellen Goldstein, the World Bank’s country director for Bangladesh.

The project targets the country’s lean seasons or when rural day laborers are often without work. These include the months from October to December and from March to May.

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