Small business and the changing policy environment in Bangladesh
A policy achieves little if its implementation is weak. This article looks at what policies have done for small business development in Bangladesh. A review of the policies reveals that they have not primarily aimed to bring about dynamic changes in the small business sector, and that bureaucratic control and administrative complexities have stifled what small business promotion efforts there have been. It is proposed that a coherent, comprehensive small business development policy must be formulated, and that ways to implement the policy effectively must be considered.