Study on the international demand for semi-skilled and skilled Bangladesh workers

The demand for workers from Bangladesh in the coming months and years will depend on many factors. Among these are prospect of economic growth of the labour receiving countries especially in the gulf region, the principal destination of short term Bangladesh workers, availability of cheap labour in Bangladesh, skill development programme of the government and, of course, government initiatives to introduce discipline and transparency in the migration process.

The project, inter alia, aims at improvement of skill level of the country's labour force, harmonization of classification and standards of skill and occupations with international standards, monitoring of international demands for Bangladeshi workers and synchronization of the country's skill development programs with the emerging demands at home and abroad. The improved skill and certification are expected to improve the status and earnings of the migrants, which, hopefully, will accelerate the flow of remittances and open new windows of opportunities for overseas jobs.