One of 14 short case study summaries which were written by Orlanda Siow of UCL. They focus on development programs that aim to be both politically informed and gender aware. See From Silos to Synergy for a synthesis of the lessons that emerge.
The Bangladesh Skills and Employment Program, ‘Sudokkho’, has operated since 2014. It works in the ready-made garment and construction sectors, aiming to empower women and disadvantaged groups by providing skills training and better employment opportunities. To achieve this, Suddokho works in partnership with private training providers, an industry-led skills fund, and industry skills councils. The program’s gender and social inclusion strategy focuses on fostering companies’ and training providers’ understanding of the benefits of investing in women and men from disadvantaged groups.