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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...

Analysis of Fish Consumption and Poverty in Bangladesh

Study Director: Kazi Ali ToufiqueSponsor: Research Endowment Fund of BIDSAquaculture has grown in leaps and bounds in the last couple of decades in Bangladesh. This is welcomed by most as increasing fish production is expected to contribute to enhancing food security in a country becoming more...

Baseline Study of the Project for Integrated Development of Upazilas

In order to mobilize official development assistance from Japan under the Project for the Integrated Development of Upazilas in Bangladesh, JICA initiated a study to analyze the current situation of Upazilas and local governance in Bangladesh. In this connection, JICA and IDCJ (International...

Climate Change, Agriculture and Migration: Evidence from Bangladesh

Team member: KaziIqbal, Paritosh K. RoyChanges in climatic variables influence households’ decision regarding livelihood options and strategies to mitigate income shocks. Among others, migration is one the most frequently adopted coping strategies the affected people use. This paper studies how...

Evaluation Study of Second Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project

Executive Summary    The broad purpose of the LGED implemented subprojects under Second Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project (SSWRDSP-2) was to improve water management, flood management, drainage improvement, water conservation and command area development, benefiting a...

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