The broad objectives of the study are to assess the market and potential for Bangladeshi women to be employed overseas as nurses. The study has attempted to assess the trends in and potential demands for trained professional nurses in North America, Europe and the Gulf region. The specific research questions being addressed by the study are:
a.) Is there a global demand for nurses, and therefore potentially for Bangladeshi nurses, in North America, Europe and selected countries of the Gulf-region and South East Asia?
b.) Can Bangladesh export trained nurses to these countries as part of its skilled and safe manpower export strategy?
c.) What are the major institutional and strategic limitations that the Nursing Training Facilities (NTF) in Bangladesh face in order to produce high standard human resources in nursing, keeping in view both national and potential international demand?
DRC Research Reports, Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 32 pp.