ekShop (Aspire to Innovate), ShopUp, UNCDF and VISA have developed and launched basic e-learning modules for small and micro-businesses (SMBs) in Bangladesh as part of the Build Back Better – Enhancing Recovery and Resilience of Small and Micro-Businesses project. This project aims to improve the digital and financial literacy of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, empowering them to confidently adopt and leverage new digital services that will enhance their competitiveness and performance.

The custom suite of basic e-learning modules – ekShop landing page (https://academy.ekshop.gov.bd/) – on finance and business management include audio-visual and app-based tools. The modules available for e-learning purposes will be continually updated with additional content. Soon, a set of advanced modules will also be developed based on needs.

The course is also available on a2i’s in-house e-learning platform, Muktopaath: https://muktopaath.gov.bd/course-details/677

In the initial roll-out of the e-learning modules, this project will help 5,000 women-led and owned small and micro-businesses acquire the necessary digital and financial capabilities to access and use the tools they need to grow their business in the digital age. This project will give access to digital and financial literacy e-learning modules to 200,000 SMBs over two years.