The Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) project of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, BRAC University, is the first of its kind initiative to digitally map all export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories through a country-wide factory census. The goal is to provide accurate information to ensure transparency and accountability within the sector.
Bangladesh is one of the leading rice producers in South Asia, with its rice-dominant agriculture sector showing encouraging performance for two decades now. This achievement is vitally important for the country, with rice production and supply being a significant determinant of Bangladesh’s food self-sufficiency and security.
Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) is the first ever research-based initiative in Bangladesh for export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) industry. It endeavours to bring transparency in the sector through accurate, up-to-date data.
As countries emerge from various phases of lockdowns, the key goal at this time is to ensure the continued safety and security of people as they return to the market as producers, vendors, and consumers.
The fall in income brought on by COVID-19 has pushed the need for sanitary napkins far down the list of essentials for many families. As a result, many women and girls are at risk of a fall in reproductive health.
Responding to large-scale challenges through innovation and rapid response is in BRAC’s DNA. In the face of the unprecedented catastrophe created by COVID-19, BRAC is determined to stand beside the world’s most vulnerable people in all the 11 countries that it operates in.
As countries globally struggle to cope with COVID-19, we are bombarded with news about flailing healthcare, shrinking economies, and diverse measures to contain the virus. What is rarely making it to the news, however, are the various and complex ways that 2020 is changing women’s lives.