Employment Generation and Poverty Alleviation through SME Cluster Development in Bangladesh

Begum, A.A; Abdin, M.J., Employment Generation and Poverty Alleviation through SME Cluster Development in Bangladesh, Turkish Economic Review, Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2015)

6 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2015

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Arfin Begum

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh - Ministry of Finance - Bangladesh

Md. Joynal Abdin

DCCI Business Institute (DBI)

Date Written: March 1, 2015

Abstract

SME Cluster Development could be an emerging force of entrepreneurship development, employment generation and poverty alleviation for any least developed country like Bangladesh. SMEs located at different clusters of Bangladesh are contributing in generating employment and income for the workers and producing import substitute product simultaneously. Realizing the full potential of SME cluster development in Bangladesh, it is important for all stakeholders to sit together and find out a concrete solution for the identified challenges of SME clusters. Recommended action plan could be catalyst to enhance productivity, increase efficiency, quality, acceptability, market linkage of SME products of Bangladesh. The action plan is designed with Short term (up to 3 year), Mid-term (3-5 years) and Long term (5 and more) recommendations for fostering cluster development of SME in Bangladesh with a vision of employment generation and poverty alleviation.

Keywords: SME Cluster, Entrepreneurship Development, Clustering, Employment generation through clustering, SME Cluster Development

Suggested Citation

Begum, Arfin and Abdin, Md. Joynal, Employment Generation and Poverty Alleviation through SME Cluster Development in Bangladesh (March 1, 2015). Begum, A.A; Abdin, M.J., Employment Generation and Poverty Alleviation through SME Cluster Development in Bangladesh, Turkish Economic Review, Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2584327 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2584327

Arfin Begum

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh - Ministry of Finance - Bangladesh ( email )

Dhaka, 1215
Bangladesh

Md. Joynal Abdin (Contact Author)

DCCI Business Institute (DBI) ( email )

DCCI Building (11th Floor), 65-66 Motijheel C/A
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

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