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Development Through Partnership, Knowledge, & Understanding


CEI values working with local communities, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders. CEI builds trust, respect, and common goals by supporting culturally sensitive and environmentally responsible growth.


Development work benefits from knowledge. CEI prioritizes understanding the particular challenges and opportunities facing stakeholders. To choose the most effective actions, they must be based on research, data collection, and analytics.


Effective growth requires understanding of economic, social, and cultural contexts. This helps stakeholders and policy makers understand the core causes rather than merely symptoms of inequalities and growth. CEI takes long-term, holistic approaches based on such an approach


CEI aims for long-term impact. They focus on sustainable solutions that empower communities to become self-reliant over time. This involves supporting education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Accountability and Transparency

CEI is committed to accountability and transparency in its operations. They report on their activities, financial management, and outcomes to donors, stakeholders, and the communities they serve.

Labor Market Information System (LMIS) Bangladesh

Labor Market Information System (LMIS) for Economic Zones concept in Bangladesh (June 2022-January 2023). CEI was awarded a contract by the World Bank to support the development of a labour market information system for the Economic Zones in Bangladesh. Normally, LMIS operate at the national level, supporting data analysis for national Ministries.

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Deepening the delivery for Skills Development – Rwanda

Deepening the delivery for Skills Development, Employment, Matching and inclusive Growth (November 2022- ongoing). CEI was awarded the contract by the Master Card Foundation to support the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Chief Skills Office (CSO) and National Skills Development and Employment Promotion Strategy (NSDEPS) and stakeholders to implement the strategy.

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