Formation of Women entrepreneur Development Unit (WEDU)
Women entrepreneur Development Unit (WEDU) is formed at all branches of Bangladesh Bank including SME & Special Programmes Department of Head Office vide Administrative Circular No.-21 of Human Resources Department-1 dated-30/11/2014. This Unit renders business friendly services to women entrepreneurs’, receives complaints and resolves those, carries out promotional activities for the development of women entrepreneurs’ and also monitors and evaluates the women entrepreneur’s development initiatives of Banks/Non-Bank Financial Institutions. To encourage women entrepreneurs in taking initiatives or becoming women entrepreneur, WEDU operates Small Enterprises Refinance Scheme to provide low cost fund. This unit is also entrusted with the responsibilities of promoting women entrepreneurship and supporting women entrepreneurs.