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Estimating Potential Growth for Bangladesh: A Production Function Approach

This study attempts to estimate potential output growth for Bangladesh over the 1985- 2015 period. Potential growth, as different from actual growth, determines how much growth the economy is capable of achieving by deploying its trend capital stock as well as the natural level of employment at a...

Baseline Survey On Estimating Socioeconomic Benefits Of Renewable Energy Technology (Ret) Systems In Bangladesh

The purpose of this study is to carry out baseline surveys on socio-economic benefits of each of the four Renewable Energy Technology (RET) systems of interest, namely- solar mini-grid, solar irrigation pump, Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) and biogas plant to facilitate the estimate of socioeconomic...

Higher fish but lower micronutrient intakes: Temporal changes in fish consumption from capture fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh

The paper conducts a temporal analysis of fish consumption and nutrient intakes from fish in Bangladesh, using nationally representative household expenditure surveys from 1991, 2000 and 2010, combined with detailed species-level nutrient composition data. Malnutrition is one of the biggest...

Managing Fisheries for Food Security: Implications from Demand Analysis

The rapid rise of aquaculture and concurrent stagnation or decline in capture fisheries output are widely recognised global phenomena, but the food and nutrition security implications of these trends remain the subject of considerable uncertainty. The paper uses the latest (2010) nationally...

Inclusive Market Development in the Agriculture Sector of Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

 In Bangladesh, the main focus of national policies such as the Five-year Plan and Perspective Plan is to achieve sustainable growth and alleviate poverty. It is commonly perceived that poverty alleviation is the responsibility of the government.  Poverty, especially extreme poverty,...

Baseline Data for the Impact Evaluation of Second Rural Transport

This report provides the estimates of various parameters at the Baseline for the Impact Evaluation Study for the Second Rural Transport Improvement Project (RTIP-II) in Bangladesh. The baseline survey collected primary data from 800 households, 433 communities, 4000 businesses/shops, 204...

SIEP: Skills for Employment Investment Project

This study examined the skills gap situation in 9 important sectors of Bangladesh, as follows: agro-food, construction, health, hospitality and tourism, ICT, leather goods, light engineering, RMG and ship building. Skill shortage is a situation where employers find difficulties in filling vacancies...

Impact Assessment of Training Program (Institutional and Non-institutional) of Department of Youth Development

The present research has been carried out based on a survey of 1200 DYD training participants.  The survey was conducted in 7 divisions of the country and 10 districts were selected in the following way: three districts from Dhaka division, two districts from Chittagong division, and one...

Economic and Social Impacts of Export Processing Zones on the Economy of Bangladesh

According to existing legislation of Bangladesh, the primary goals of export processing zones (EPZs) are to: (i) provide foreign exchange earnings by promoting non-traditional exports; (ii) provide jobs to alleviate unemployment and underemployment and assist in income creation; and (iii) attract...

Impact Analysis of the Project "Construction of Small Bridges/Culverts on Rural Roads (3rd phase)"

The main purpose of the impact study is, to review, evaluate the achievements, effectiveness, relevance and efficiency of the project “Construction of small Bridges/Culverts on the Rural Roads” being implemented by the Department of Disaster Management, under the Ministry of Disaster Management...

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