Building Skills for Unemployed and Underemployed Labour (B-SkillFUL)

Projet terminé

50,000 poor and disadvantaged men and women will improve their skills and out of them at least 70% will be gainfully employed. The resulting increase in their incomes will contribute to their better well-being and overall poverty alleviation. The employment conditions of workers in the informal sector will be improved through partnerships between the Informal Sector Industry Skills Council, enterprises and training service providers.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Emploi & développement économique
Formation professionelle
Développement de petites et moyennes entreprises
Formation professionnelle
Soutien commerciale & inclusion économique
01.11.2015 - 29.02.2020
CHF  4’650’000

While Bangladesh has made significant progress towards achieving its MDG targets, income inequality remains high, underpinned by unequal access and lack of economic opportunities. Moreover, the country has achieved lower middle-income status, and aims to attain upper middle-income status by 2021. While the country may continue to grow economically, there is little guarantee that this growth will improve the well-being of the poor and disadvantaged.


At least 35’000 poor and disadvantaged men and women improve their well-being (income, health) due to better access to the labour market, while their fundamental rights at work are safeguarded.

Groupes cibles

The project will train at least 50’000 men and women in market relevant skills. Among these at least 55% will be women, 90% will be poor, and out of them 60% disadvantaged. Of those receiving training, at least 70% will be placed in gainful self- or wage employment.

Effets à moyen terme
  1. Poor and disadvantaged men and women have gainful wage/self-employment.
  2. Private sector enterprises (in 8-10 districts of Bangladesh) provide workplace-based training, while respecting the fundamental labour rights of the trainees and graduates.
  3. Informal private enterprises and graduates are aware about labour rights and obligations.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  1. 50’0000 poor and disadvantaged men and women are provided with skills trainings, counselling and soft and business skills.
  2. The private Training Service Providers have the capacity to deliver market-oriented, inclusive skills training.
  3. The Training Service Providers collaborate with private informal sector enterprises to provide work-place based training.
  4. Graduates and Training Service Providers have access to financial institutions for establishing respectively improving their businesses
  5. The Informal Sector ISC promotes LRDW with informal enterprises and trainees and ensures its mainstreaming in standard development.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  


Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
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Autres partenaires


Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Skills Employment Investment Programme funded by SDC and ADB.

Sudokko Project funded by SDC and DFID

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    4’650’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    4’434’111
Phases du projet Phase 2 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024   (Phase en cours)

Phase 1 01.11.2015 - 29.02.2020   (Completed)