Enhancing Capacity for competitive growth

S tudy On SME Cluster Mapping In Bangladesh

Assignment name: Study On SME Cluster Mapping In Bangladesh Approx. value of the contract (in current US$ or Euro): -
Location within country: 64 Districts In Bangladesh Duration of assignments (months): 8
Name of the Client: Total No. of staff-months of the assignment: 15
Address: Panthapath, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka Approx. value of the services provided by your firm under the contract (in US$ currency equivalent): -

Start date (month/year): 2011-07-01 00:00:00

Completion date (month/year): 2012-03-01 00:00:00

No. of professional stuff-months provided by associated Consultants: 6
Name of associated Consultants, if any: N/A

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Project Architect: -

Project Consultant: Mr. M. Zakir Hossain

Project Engineer: Prof. Dr. Salahuddin Ahmad-Adv

Narrative Description of Project: Mapping of SME clusters throughout the country considering 11 SME booster sectors including Agro-Processing/Agri-business/Plantation sector. The study concentrated on identification and mapping of clusters of enterprises considering all necessary information of each cluster (product name, number of firms, employment, access to finance, turnover, principal location, growth potential, social and environmental aspects, etc.) while analyzing the context. Services provided by YC within the assignment: Mobilization of the Study Team, Kick-off meeting with the SMEF Officials, Review all required information (reports, data and information), Consultation with Key Stakeholders and Key Informants’,Preparation and submission of the inception report, Development of Survey and Research Instrument (standard questionnaire, checklist, etc), Screening Field Staffs (FSs & FIs), Identify SME clusters throughout the country through field survey/visits to all districts, Develop customized software through computer programming using latest tools to analysis and management of data and information, Develop quality control mechanism through computer programming, Data analysis and reporting, Identify and map the existing and potential cluster using GIS (total 177 Cluster including 34 clusters in Agro-Processing /Agri-business/Plantation sector), Prepare a long list of clusters including booster and non-booster sectors, Prepare a shortlist of cluster through filtering from the long list, Prepare one page profile on each clusters, Prepare a database of the clusters in MS Access and also in MS Excel, Preparation of the draft report covering the important information on the cluster such as product name, no. of firms, employment, access to finance, turnover, principal location, growth potential, social and environmental aspects, etc, Develop a website to search cluster (division/district/sector wise) with basic information, Presentation of the final report in a a Stakeholders Meeting for validation of the report, Preparation and submission of the of the final incorporating comments and observations\\\\n