Innovative Strategies in Higher Education for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Bangladesh

Publication | December 2015

This report on higher education in Bangladesh presents current arrangements and initiatives in the country’s skills development strategies. 

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The report also includes critical analyses to determine key issues, challenges, and opportunities for innovative strategies toward global competitiveness, increased productivity, and inclusive growth. The emphasis is to make skills training more relevant, efficient, and responsive to emerging domestic and international labor markets. 

About this publication

This publication is part of a series of six country reports on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The reports were finalized in 2013 under the Australian AID-supported Phase 1 of Subproject 11 (Innovative Strategies for Accelerated Human Resource Development) of Regional Technical Assistance 6337 (Development Partnership Program for South Asia).


  • Executive Summary
  • Socioeconomic Background
  • The Higher Education System
  • Analysis of Issues and Major Constraints in Higher Education
  • Innovations and Good Practices
  • Summary of Major Challenges and Recommended Interventions
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Tertiary and higher education
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Bangladesh
  • 90
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT146955
  • 978-92-9257-324-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9257-325-6 (electronic)

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