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The Feed the Future Bangladesh Improving Trade and Business Enabling Environment Activity is a 5 years USAID and Feed the Future project launched in November 2019 and is being implemented by International Development Group LLC (IDG). The project collaborates with key public agencies, private sector stakeholders, and civil society organizations to reduce costs and regulatory burden related to trade in Bangladesh and also promote best international and regional practices aimed at simplifying government regulation. The project seeks to include and increase the representation of women and other marginalized groups in trade facilitation, market access, and the business enabling environment for facilitating equitable economic growth since evidence shows systematic gender disparities and a lack of diversity in trade and business. In order to generate valuable findings on the relevance of the Feed the Future Bangladesh Trade Activity in achieving gender equality and preparing recommendations accordingly for better understanding of women’s empowerment and engagement in the work of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) in Bangladesh, IDG administered a gender survey and assigned dRi to conduct the survey. dRi has conducted total 44 FGDs, 6 KIIs and 4 IDIs with the participants from government agencies and private entities like BKMEA, BGMEA, BWCCI, civil society and marginalized groups.


Serial No: 205

Theme: Gender Rights and Violence

Research Method: Qualitative

Partner: International Development Group Advisory Services, LLC (IDG)

Starting Year: 2021

Study Area: Dhaka, Chattogram