NGO Employments and Job Preferences of Youth: Evidence from Bangladesh

  • Akira Murata
  • Naoki Nishimura


Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have flourished in Bangladesh and continue to have huge potential to provide employment opportunities for the country’s youth. However, the NGO sector faces high employee turnover rates and has difficulty in attracting qualified young people. In this chapter, we exploit the survey on young NGO staff in Bangladesh that allows us understand their job satisfaction as well as job preferences. Our empirical analyses reveal that job satisfaction is positively related to wages, gender, employment status, work location, and NGO sizes. The results from discrete choice experiments (DCEs) suggest that the most valued job attribute among youth are the provision of support for education and upgrading qualifications, and provision for health insurance. Better understanding of job preferences will enhance the employment and productivity of NGOs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Murata
    • 1
  • Naoki Nishimura
    • 2
  1. 1.Chiba Keizai UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Japan International Cooperation AgencyKathmanduNepal

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