Role Of BARD In Women Entrepreneurship Development In Bangladesh

  • Kazi Sonia Rahman Deputy Director, Research Division, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) Cumilla, Bangladesh
Keywords: Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship Development, Action Research


Women's development is the major concern of the country at present. The government of Bangladesh has been trying to do this job by undertaking various programs and activities. Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development has also been involved in developing the model for women's entrepreneurship development. BARD had started the program of women's development in 1959 and still, it has been going on in implementing this program. The general objective of the study was to analyze and review critically the role of BARD in women's entrepreneurship development in the country. The study indicated that the action research projects of BARD of the 1960s and 1970s were more congenial to develop women entrepreneurs as compared to current ongoing action researches.