|Developing the non-farm Sector in Bangladesh: Lessons from other Asian Countries (WB, 1996, 116 p.)|
|Rural industry and export-led growth|
Export oriented activities are virtually nonexistent in rural Bangladesh, setting it very far behind the East Asian countries. But there is potential for establishing export activities on a broad scale. The sudden rise of the ready-made garments industry in the urban sector shows that local initiative can yield good results and that foreign capital combined with technical assistance can play a vital role.