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The Urban Informal Sector: Trends, Directions, Determinants and Potentials

Labor Force Surveys (LFS) 2010  of Bangladesh reveals that 95% of the 56.7 million of labor force was employed, with 87.5% of the employed population is in the informal sector. In Bangladesh, the formal sector witnessed a decline by 3.40 percent per year during the period of 1999-2000 to 2010...

Food Insecurity, Extreme Poverty, and Underemployment in Marginal/Backward Areas

Policymakers define backward areas for different administrative reasons, such as geographic allocation safety net benefits, etc. Generally, backward areas cover 3 distinct types: (i) haors, baors, beels, (ii) chars and coastal area, and (iii) hilly areas of the country. These areas are backward on...

Demand-driven Policy Studies- Responding to Policy Makers and Stakeholders Requests for Urgent Policy Analysis

While policy research is widely debated, there is no capacity for researchers to systematically generate research for policy makers that might be useful to them. It is no longer enough to conduct “policy-oriented” research but purposefully engage in “policy research” on the basis of a...

Monthly Gas Usage by both Metered & Non-metered Single and Double Burner Domestic Gas Consumers under Different Gas Distribution Companies in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has been established through the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Act, 2003 (the Act), as an independent and impartial Commission for the energy sector. It is independent in the exercise of its functions that are in accordance with the...

Review of Rice market of Bangladesh: Role of different actors and competitiveness

Accelerating growth, generating employment and reducing poverty and inequality are the predominant goals of the current development paradigm in Bangladesh.  The country has been recorded as a lower middle income country by the World Bank with per capita Gross National Income (GNI) of US$1080...

Pharmaceutical Industry of Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges

Bangladesh’s export basket is heavily monopolized by the ready-made garment (RMG) products. Therefore, one of our development agenda is to diversify our export. In this connection, one potential sector with high growth potential is the pharmaceutical sector. Bangladesh is not only capable of...

Impact of Natural Disaster on Education Outcomes: Evidence from Bangladesh

The impact of natural disaster on income, assets and livelihoods is well documented. The literature largely focuses on loss of physical capital (e.g., house, livestock, crop, etc.), its consequences on the income earning opportunities of households and their coping strategies including migration....

Creating a political and social climate for climate change adaptation (CPSCCCA)

Relevance and Background of the Study Climate change will in coming decades lead to increased frequency and severity of floods, drought and extreme weather events. As the more exposed areas of the world become increasingly inhospitable, this will lead to substantial climate induced displacement...

Issues related to livestock returns in bangladesh ((IRLRB)

CONTEXT AND BACKGROUNDThough the livestock sector has grown by 3.2% in 2016, its contribution to GDP has fallen from 2.2% in 2008 to 1.7% in 2016 (GOB 2016). The contribution of this sector to the agriculture sector has been almost static at around 13% during the same period. This sector, therefore,...

Assessing the Economic Impact of the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals on the Local Economy of Bangladesh

Since 25 August 2017, Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has experienced a large influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence that erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Consequently, about a million of them took shelter in 30 camps (registered camps, makeshift camps, newly built camps). The study...

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