Dr Debapriya addressed the questions of the media on the labour market and said we still lack enough skilled labour. There are four trends in the labour market. Firstly, in agriculture, there exists a repressive culture where women are more into agriculture and they are given less wages than male farmers.
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Marginalised people should be made visible in the national development landscape. If they are not made visible here, if their voices are not heard, then the desire that we have for policy change will not be realized.
The non-state actors, such as civil society organisations, private sector, media and development partners, have been contributing in various capacities and extents in Bangladesh’s development journey.
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Lack of coordination among govt agencies undermining efficacy of public services for youth employment
The government has various schemes and projects to create skill development and employment opportunities for the youth cohort of the country. But the public services, aimed for creating employment opportunities for the youth, are not being effective enough to meet the country’s long term employment target – 30 million jobs by 2030, due to the lack of coordination among various government agencies.
Graduates from the Bangladeshi Madrasah education system fail to get into decent jobs. Commonly, these students get into professions that provide low income. The income of Madrasah educated family heads are similar to that of the national level. This other way indicates their low income compared to other educated family heads.
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Three issues need to put emphasis in order to ensure effective public service delivery for the youth living in slums. These are – access to public services availability of information on those services and effective coordination between Gos and NGOs for facilitating those services to the urban slum youth.
Youth of the marginalised groups, such as plain-land Adivasi and Dalit community, are deprived of getting access to public services required for education and skill development. It will require special attention from policymakers and public service providers to enhance their facilities and to improve their condition with a view to prepare them for employment.
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Bangladesh is aspired to be a higher middle-income country and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Labour-productivity of Bangladesh would be far-behind than the higher middle-income countries in 2030, even lower than that of the lower-middle income countries as well as those of India and Vietnam.