In Bangladesh, EIF is working with the government and the public and private sector to support the country's trade efforts and to enhance export competitiveness. The EIF partnership offers a platform for local officials and development partners to discuss trade, as well as providing a coordination forum to prioritize trade in policy and practice.
EIF is assisting to produce the analytical work necessary to support sectoral strategies, including in leather, fisheries and agriculture.
EIF is working to strengthen national institutional capacity and develop human resources to prioiritize trade in Bangladesh's development planning.
- Linked trade analytics to Bangladesh's Comprehensive Trade Policy, developed with the support of the European Union and used to guide the Government and donors on trade policy implementation.
- Diagnostic Trade Integration Study serving as basis in prioritizing trade in overall development strategy and at relevant ministries.
- Study on the export potential of trade in services from Bangladesh completed, and roadmap prepared on the development of food-related agricultural products and the food processing industry.
- Bangladesh Economic Growth Programme to strengthen the leather and fisheries sector finalised as part of sector-specific strategies.
EIF is supporting Bangladesh's export diversification and the creation of skilled jobs, including in the sectors of ready-made garments and jute, the pharmaceutical industry and high quality agro-processed food.