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close this bookDeveloping the non-farm Sector in Bangladesh: Lessons from other Asian Countries (WB, 1996, 116 p.)
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View the documentLesson 1: Take advantage of location
View the documentLesson 2: Promote exports
View the documentLesson 3: Develop infrastructure
View the documentLesson 4: Encourage local government entrepreneurship
View the documentLesson 5: Preparing for industrialization


Rural industrialization is generally preceded by substantial gains in the productivity and technological sophistication of the agricultural economy. In contrast to some of the macroeconomic indicators, agricultural trends in Bangladesh are more positive. But not enough progress has been made. A way ahead can be distilled from the collective experience of the more dynamic East Asian countries.