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Macroeconomic Modeling

A macroeconomic model is an analytical tool designed to describe the intertwined characteristics and operation of an economy or a region. In fact a macroeconomic modeling matrix organizes matrix representation of all transactions and transfers between different production activities, factors of...

Impact of Compliance Standards on Firm Productivity in the RMG Industry

After the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013, which killed more than 1,100 people, mostly garment workers, North American retailers, including top brands like Walmart and Gap, formed “the Alliance” and the European retailers formed “the Accord” to undertake a five-year plan which set...

Adapting to climate change: migration, vulnerability and livelihoods in the bengal delta- the search for effective policy options

Migration is the process by which individuals, singly or collectively, relocate their usual place of residence for another location, based upon an examination of benefits that would accrue to themselves or to their families, or their communities. This is more evident in times of stress and threats...

Development Trends in 'Rural Non-Farm' – What Role Can it Play in Promoting Growth and Livelihoods

Empirical evidence suggests that productivity of rural non-farm is higher than that of farm and thus expansion of Rural non-farm (RNF) sector implies growth of the rural economies as well as the overall economy. The growth of RNF not only shifts labor from farm sector, it generates additional...

Baseline Satisfaction Survey for College Education Development Project (CEDP)

The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) with the support of the World Bank is implementing a project in the National University affiliated tertiary colleges to improve their teaching and learning environment as well as to strengthen their strategic planning and management capacity. This project, known as...

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...

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