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Evaluation of Service Innovation Fund Projects of A2I

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Dr. S. M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury, Mr. Riton Kumar RoyExecutive SummaryUnder the Service Innovation Fund (SIF) of the Access to Information Program (A2I), seven projects were launched in 2013 (Phase-I) with an aim to create easier process of accessing...

Impact of Energy Price Adjustments in Bangladesh: A Macro-econometric Modeling Approach

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman and Atiqur RahmanExecutive Summary:The domestic price of energy products including electricity, oil and natural gas has long been administered in Bangladesh. The government provides subsidy to all these energy products in various...

Study on gradual reduction of subsidy under IDCOL SHS program

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader) and Dr. Mohammad YunusEXECUTIVE SUMMARY:The Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) has been implementing a program on solar home system (SHS) since 2003 with the mission of fulfilling basic electricity requirements in the off-grid regions of...

Impact Assessment of Upazila Fiscal facility Funded Projects

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Mr. Moogdho Mim MahzabExecutive SummaryThe study was conducted to assess the short-term impact of schemes implemented under the Upazila Fiscal Facility program under the Upazila Governance Project, implemented by the Local Government Division, LGRD...

South Asia WASH Results Programme: Baseline and Midline Survey

Executive SummaryThe South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP) is being implemented in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It aims to reach over 6 million people across the two countries. The objective is to promote and enable sustained use of hygienic household toilets and the practice of hand washing with...

The Impact of Diesel Price Reforms on Transportation Cost of Selected Food Items in Bangladesh

Study Team: Mustafa K. Mujeri and Tahreen Tahrima Chowdhury        Sponsoring agency: International Insitute of Sustainable Development (IISD)The study examines the nature and magnitude of the effect on transportation cost of major agricultural (food) commodities...

Quality of Seeds and Pesticides in Bangladesh

Team members: Kazi Ali Taufique (Team Leader), Kazi Iqbal, Emdadul Haque and M. Niamul NaserEXECUTIVE SUMMARYSEED AND PESTICIDESThis study deals with quality of seeds and pesticides in Bangladesh. The importance of the issue hinges on the role of quality seed in enhancing agricultural output,...

Food Safety in Bangladesh: Practices, Impact, Policies and Institutions

Research Report prepared for IFPRI under the  Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP)The research was performed by M Asaduzzaman, Nazneen Ahmed, Md. Rokonuddowlah, and Prof. A B M Faroque.IntroductionFood safety is a major matter of public health issue in Bangladesh. Unfortunately,...

Sustainable Social Housing Initiative in Bangladesh: Stakeholders' Mapping and Assessment Report

Study Team: M.K.Mujeri and Siban SahanaExecutive SummaryBangladesh is undergoing a rapid urban transformation in recent years and its capital city, Dhaka, has now emerged as one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. It may be mentioned that Bangladesh already belongs to the most densely...

Baseline Survey Of Safe City Program

Study Team: Dr. M.A.Mannan and Badrun Nessa AhmedExecutive SummaryBackground: Bangladesh urbanized rapidly, post 1971, from a mere 8 % of people living in urban areas to 30 percent now. Urbanization, mostly driven by rural to urban migration saw slums and areas with poor living. While women become...

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