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International briefing 24: training and development in Bangladesh


Monowar Mahmood, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, East West University, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh. Email:

Salma Akhter, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Email:


Training and development activities in Bangladesh have yet to be systematic and able to fulfil the needs of the economy and industry. The national educational and training system failed to provide adequate knowledge and skills to the workforce. However, private sector organizations are undertaking different initiatives to cope with the industry skill requirements and are trying to develop their own employees. Recent government initiatives seem to be encouraging for future training and development activities in Bangladesh.