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Energy Sector Reforms in Bangladesh: Pricing and Subsidization

The current energy crisis started well before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The pent-up demand surged as the world emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic - China ran short of coal and the coal prices shot up. The global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) then also tightened, with prices...

​Gender Differences in Time Use and Labor Force Participation: How Household Chores and the Burden of Care affect Labor Market?

Female Labor Force Participation Rate (FLFPR) has increased more than twofold from 1991 to 2016 in Bangladesh, rising to 36.3% (LFS, 2016), compared to 14.0% in 1990-1991 (Rahman & Islam, 2013). On the other hand, male participation has declined from 86.2% in 1990-1991 and has hovered around 80%...

Mobile Lives: The Quotidian Use of Mobile Phone

This study examines how the disadvantaged youth—with little or no formal education, those from poor socio-economic backgrounds—use mobile phones in their everyday life in Bangladesh. It specifically explores the quotidian use of the digital device mainly in the lives of the youth...

Economic Burden of Cancer in Bangladesh

Cancer is an overwhelming public health problem in Bangladesh.  Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumors and neoplasms. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the rapid creation of...

Mid-term satisfaction survey of college EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (CEDP)

Improving skills and productivity are critical for Bangladesh to accelerate economic growth and hence, become a middle-income country. However, the current levels of skill of the existing labour force are unlikely to meet future market demands. Although there is plenty of low-skilled workers, there...

Impacts of Rural Roads and Waterways under Second Rural Transport Improvement Project (RTIP-II)

Investment in rural infrastructure is usually claimed to be pro-poor because it creates opportunities for economic growth and poverty reduction through a range of mechanisms like agricultural production, higher wages, lower transportation costs, and higher output prices  (Khandker et. al,...

Feasibility study for new projects of DYD

The labour market for the youth had drawn immense interest among the policy makers in recent years. This was mainly because of the growing cross country literature towards the contribution of human capital dividends on economic growth. Interestingly, the nexus among human capital...

Impact evaluation of paddy e-procurement program in Bangladesh

Paddy/rice procurement program as a form of price support for the rice producers is widely practiced mechanism in Bangladesh. The purposes of procurement program are providing income supports to the farmers and building stocks for the public food grain distribution system (PFDS). By this process,...

Catastrophic Healthcare Expenditure and its Determinants in Bangladesh

Despite improvements in many health indicators throughout the last few decades globally, providing access to affordable healthcare remains a substantial challenge in many low- and middle-income countries including Bangladesh. Out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure is one of the most noteworthy payment...

Economic Burden of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

During the past few months, the global community is facing significant challenges for novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern and finally declared a global pandemic. With a population of over 160...

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