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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...

Children and Youth in Bangladesh: Human Capital and Employment

Dr Rushidan Islam RahmanResearch Director, BIDS, DhakaSummary of findingsThe shares of 5-14 and 15-24 year age groups are 24.88 and 17.04 per cent among male and 23.47 and 19.29 per cent among female, the share of youth have increased during 1991 to 2001 and remained static during 2001 to 2011....

Rice Prices and Growth and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh

K A S MurshidMohammad YunusThis paper examines the complex relationship between rice prices and economic growth, poverty reduction, and food security in Bangladesh including the impact on producers and consumers. The impact on macro variables is also examined. Using available literature and...

Impact Analysis of Food for Work, Test Relief and Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) Program in Bangladesh

The Social Safety Net Programs (SSNPs) play a key role in Bangladesh to protect the poor households from poverty and vulnerability. Either income poverty or human poverty is responsible for the prevalence of poverty in Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh allocates significant amount of money in...

South Asia WASH Results Program: End line Child Survey

The baseline child survey, measuring the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of children was completed by BIDS at the end of last year before the Unilever ‘School of 5’ campaign was implemented in the schools. The programme aims at promoting sustained use of hygienic household toilets, and the...

An Evaluation of Primary Education Stipend Project-II

Client: Primary Education Stipend Project (Phase-II)Research Team: Mohammad Yunus (Study Director), Ms. Siban Shahana (Member)In this study, attempts were made to assess the final outcomes of major indicators of educational attainment, economic and social development among the households of the...

Evaluation of Service Innovation Fund Projects of A2I

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Dr. S. M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury, Mr. Riton Kumar RoyUnder 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 and availing public...

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 RahmanThe 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 forms. While...

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