Bangladesh businesses to benefit from introduction of new global productivity improvement tools

Preparations are underway to introduce the globally accepted high-powered ILO productivity improvement tool SCORE to five industry sectors in 2015. SCORE, which stands for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises assists small and medium enterprises to becoming more sustainable through being greener, more productive and providing decent jobs.

News | 25 August 2015
The programme is particularly relevant to enterprises that face internal problems common to many small and medium sized enterprises in Bangladesh; quality control, productivity management, pollution and waste management, workplace health and safety and human resources management. SCORE will introduce businesses to the best international practices in the manufacturing and service sectors and help them to participate in global supply chains.

We have heard about the effectiveness of the SCORE program in bringing about a cultural change in the workplace resulting in better trained and motivated staff who will contribute towards improved productivity” said Mr. Harikesha Wijesekara, CEO Royal Park Hotel & Residence Banani.
SCORE will be introduced in the pharmaceuticals, agro food, furniture, tourism and hospitality and ceramics sectors. Twenty trainers and five enterprises; Apex Pharma Limited, Farr Ceramics Limited, Royal Park Residence, Dhaka, Rani Food Ltd and Brothers Furniture have been briefed and will be trained as part of the first round.

Improving productivity is a key focus of the new National Skills Development System. The ILO is working with the Government of Bangladesh in implement the National Skills Development System through two initiatives; the CAD19.5 million Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) project, supported by Canada, and the USD20 million TVET Reform Project, supported by the European Union.

For more information on the SCORE programme, please see here

The ILO is currently working with the Government of Bangladesh to reform the skills development system through two major initiatives; a CAD19.5 million grant from Canada for the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project, and a Euro 14 million grant from the European Union for the TVET Reform in Bangladesh Project.

See the National Skills Development Policy (English/Bangla) here