Helping Youth in Bangladesh STEP up to Better Jobs

May 8, 2016

More than 2 million youths enter the workforce every year in Bangladesh. Many of them lack the relevant education to compete on the job market at home and overseas. In 2010, the government of Bangladesh started the Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) to improve technical and vocational education. So far, more than 100,000 poor youth in 93 polytechnic institutions have received training stipends. Building on this and other successes, the World Bank is increasing its support to help more men and women create a better life for themselves.