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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...

Strategy for Development of the SME Sector in Bangladesh

Dr. Zaid Bakht Dr. Abul Basher Summary of the study SMEs have been the more dynamic component of the manufacturing sector during 2005/06–2010/11 and  accounted for about 4.5% of total employment (i.e., 35.5% of total manufacturing employment) and 12.4% of GDP (i.e., 69.9% of...

The PEC Report of the Economic Census 2013

Dr. Zaid BakhtDr. S.M. Zahedul Islam ChowdhuryExecutive Summary1. The Economic Census 2013 was carried out in two phases during March 31 through May 31, 2013. The main objective of the census was to assess the current size and composition of the Bangladesh economy outside of household based...

Improving Access of the Poor to Financial Services

Team Leader: M. K. MujeriExecutive SummaryFinance is a powerful intervention for economic growth especially in a resource-constrained developing country like Bangladesh. Access to finance especially to the poor is essential for promoting inclusive economic growth and eradicating poverty in the...

Improving Land Administration and Management in Bangladesh

Team Leader: Dr. Monzur Hossain, Senior Research Fellow, BIDSExecutive SummaryLand availability as well as its sustainable management has important bearings on overall development in general, and food security, business development and human habitation in particular. Land scarcity relative to demand...

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