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close this bookDeveloping the non-farm Sector in Bangladesh: Lessons from other Asian Countries (WB, 1996, 116 p.)
close this folderRural industry and export-led growth
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View the documentPossibilities for foreign investment
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View the documentFinancing of new enterprises
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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.