By Rushanara Ali MP, Labour Shadow Minister for International Development, UK

Bangladesh is changing so rapidly – I see this every time I visit. Growth rates are at about 7% a year and it is now one of the countries identified by Goldman Sachs investment bank as ‘The Next Eleven’ (or N-11) - countries who have the potential, along with the BRICS, to become the worlds largest economies in the 21st century. (The others are Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, and Vietnam).

Continue reading about Rushanara's visit to garment workers in Bangladesh with CARE International UK. The garment workers are receiving education and leadership training with the help of CARE Bangladesh. Rushanara introduces a film in which she explains what role she thinks big business has to play in development and urges UK companies to adopt more ambitious and comprehensive approaches to pro poor business.

This article was originally posted by Business Fights Poverty in the Business & International Development EFF Network Group

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