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UNCDF and Its Partners Launch E-learning Modules to Help Fill the Digital and Financial Literacy Gap for Small and Micro Businesses in Bangladesh

Over 50 percent of small and micro-businesses  in a recent UNCDF and Visa study had poor understanding of how digital and financial services could help their businesses, and financial literacy gaps were even more pronounced for women entrepreneurs.

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Bangladesh: IFC, BFIU to Build Infrastructure to Fast-Track Financial Inclusion

The International Finance Corporation and Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit will work together to develop an electronic know your customer (eKYC) infrastructure to fast-track financial inclusion.

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IFC Provides $30M to BRAC Bank to Support Businesses During COVID-19

The investment will help to keep small and medium-sized enterprises open and preserve jobs, which is critical to sustaining the Bangladeshi economy.

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WB Approves $200M to Help Poor Urban Youths, Migrant Returnees

The Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment project will help about 175,000 poor urban youths and low-income microentrepreneurs enhance employability and productivity.

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World Bank Flags Pandemic Risks for Bangladesh’s Exports, Remittances

The World Bank has warned that the weaker-than-expected growth elsewhere in the world due to the pandemic may undermine the recovery in Bangladesh and other countries in South Asia.

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IFAD to Support Rebuilding Bangladesh's Microenterprises

The International Fund for Agricultural Development will provide Bangladesh with a loan of $ 18.07 million to rebuild microenterprises as well as to support smallholders affected adversely by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New IFC Survey Reveals A Third of Workers in Bangladesh’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Now Jobless in Wake of COVID-19 Impacts

A staggering 37 percent of workers in Bangladesh’s micro, small and medium enterprises lost their jobs, either temporarily or permanently, in the space of one month, with 94 percent of MSMEs experiencing a sharp drop sales due to the impact of COVID-19.

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Digital Financial Services Must Expand to Address Pandemic Fallout

Bangladesh's financial sector will have to adopt new technologies and services in the post-COVID-19 period for the lenders to move their operations online and address the recent challenges faced by the industry.

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Bangladesh: Remittance Hits Record High in July

Many expats have been sending money as part of their preparation to return home due to joblessness abroad.

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IFC Finances the City Bank to Help Bangladeshi Companies and Small and Medium Enterprises Impacted by COVID-19

The financing package is part of IFC’s $8 billion global COVID-19 fast-track financing facility, which aims to help companies stay in business.