Bangladesh Sustainability Excellence Award Finalists 2023: How Chevron is empowering entrepreneurs
Uddokta Project was initiated with the objective of empowering entrepreneurs in rural communities of the Sylhet Division and improving their incomes and livelihoods.

The “Uddokta- empowering entrepreneurs – Project” aims to empower entrepreneurs in rural communities of the Sylhet Division, Bangladesh, and improve their incomes and livelihoods. The Chevron Bangladesh-funded project implemented by iDE, spanned three and a half years from 2020 to 2023. It was designed to enhance market systems, stimulate economic growth, and improve access to goods, services, technology, and information by cultivating local entrepreneurs.

  • increase the income of 2,700 Cooperatives-affiliated households by 20%
  • 1,100 micro, medium, and small enterprises by 35%
  • aims to bolster the income of 7,500 households by 15%
  • endeavored to leverage private sector co-investments totaling US$1.5 million

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