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Video December 3, 2021

From Jobs to Careers: Apparel Exports and Career Paths for Women in Developing Countries

Focusing on Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Vietnam our report finds that the apparel industry can serve as a launching pad to bring more women into the labor market. But for this approach to work, complementary policies must tackle the barriers that hinder women in their pursuit of long-term workforce participation and better-paid occupations. The report launched at the Annual BIDS Conference on Development (ABCD) on December 3.