As of 2020, approximately 63.7 percent of Bangladeshi people were under the age of 35. The window of opportunity to capitalize on this demographic dividend should not be wasted before Bangladesh becomes an ageing society in 2029.
At the same time, unemployment is one of the greatest challenges facing youth in Bangladesh. Youth entrepreneurship is a potential solution to address this challenge and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development and economic growth.
UNDP Bangladesh, Youth Co:Lab, Islamic Development Bank Group – isdb.org, and Startup Bangladesh Limited produced a first-of-its-kind study to strengthen the understanding of the state of the ecosystem for youth entrepreneurship in Bangladesh and provide recommendations to develop the ecosystem over the coming years to amplify the potential of youth-led enterprises.