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Recovery & Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) project:

Project Duration: 5 years (2022-2026)

The RAISE project facilitating employability and increase productivity of informal sector, and
provide financial assistance to 175,000 low-income youths, micro-entrepreneurs and COVID-19
affected micro-entrepreneurs in urban and peri-urban areas across the country. RDS
implementing at Sherpur, Jamalpur and Mymensingh district from August 2022. The project
jointly financed by the World Bank and Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). Major
Activities are: Provide training; Provide and liking to the financial services; and Provide
technical services.
The overall objective of the project implemented by PKSF is to enhance the access to earning
opportunities for low-income youth, including COVID-affected youth in urban and peri-urban
Specific Objectives:
 To recover the COVID/19 impacted losses of the existing enterprises
 To create new and develop existing youth entrepreneurs through training and
inclusion of financial services
 To create employment and to increase sustainable income of the entrepreneurs
through capacity development training.
Target Participants:
 COVID-affected micro-entrepreneurs receiving microfinance support
 Low-income youth and micro-entrepeneurs accessing business management track*
 Low-income youth accessing apprenticeship track*
Major Activities: 
 Provide training;
 Provide and liking to the financial services
 Provide technical services.
Training provide on:
 Training on COVID-19 Affected Micro Entrepreneur
 Training on Micro Entrepreneurship Development
 Apprenticeship Training
 Life Skill Develop Training
 Master Craftsperson Orientation
 Business Management & Entrepreneurship Development Training and Apprenticeship
 Psychometric Profiling for the Trainee of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Development Training and Apprenticeship Training.
Coverage the SDG Goal 8:
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive
employment and decent work for all