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Impact Assessment of Solar Irrigation, Solar Mini-grid and ICS Projects of IDCOL

The purpose of this study is to carry out household surveys to estimate the socioeconomic benefits of Renewable Energy Technologies, such as solar irrigation, solar mini-grid and improved cook stove (ICS) projects of IDCOL under the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED)...

A Comparative Study on Clusters and Non-Clusters-Based SME Development in Bangladesh (CSCNC-SME)

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are considered as an important strategic sector for promoting growth and development in Bangladesh. Over the years, SMEs have gained recognition as a major source of employment, income generation, poverty alleviation and rural development.  But the SMEs do...

How Teenagers Use Smartphones to Exercise Freedom

This study examines how teenagers in Dhaka city use smartphones to exercise freedom, specifically, how the young users avoid parental and social supervision. Instead of reproducing the binary dichotomy of good and bad usage, this study investigates what youngsters do with smartphones, specifically,...

How Much is Mobile Money Worth? BKash Experience in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) has initiated a study titled “How Much is Mobile Money Worth? BKash Experience in Bangladesh”. Today, more than 80% of the mobile financial transactions in Bangladesh are done through BKash which serve around 23 million customers.  Under...

Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research Program

The Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research Program is one of the key components of the Modern Storage Facilities Project being implemented by the Ministry of Food with a World Bank investment. The project is designed to undertake three sets of activities: (1) enhance institutional capacity of...

An Evaluation of SME Foundation's Activities towards Development of SMEs

The SME Foundation was created under the Ministry of Industries (MoI) as an apex institution for SME development in the country through a gazette notification in 2007. The major activities of the Foundation include (i) implementation of SME Policy Strategies adopted by the Bangladesh Government,...

Assess the monitoring, evaluation procedure of BCCT and the impact assessment of CCT Projects

With support from the Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) of the Ministry of Environment and Forest of the Government of Bangladesh, BIDS is conducting a study titled “Assess the monitoring, evaluation procedure of BCCT and the impact assessment of CCT Projects”. The study team includes Dr. M...

Socioeconomic impact of migration: An empirical approach

The purpose of this study is to explore how international migration creates a differential impact on socioeconomic condition of households with an international migrant through empirical analysis. Migration and remittance has become a major part of Bangladesh economy, contribution to 7.9% of the...

Stylized Facts of the Statistical Properties of Risk and Return of the Dhaka Stock Exchange: 1990-2015

The economy of Bangladesh is likely to experience greater share of equity capital as it moves along its higher growth trajectory. But the understanding of the capital market of Bangladesh and its potential is very low. The role of the security market is mostly absent in the development discourse of...

Impact of migration on nutritional condition of the rural households in Bangladesh

The purpose of this study is to find out whether worker’s remittance has contributed in improving the nutritional condition in the rural households of Bangladesh. The earning sent by the expatriates has significant contribution in the economy of Bangladesh. In FY 2014-15 about 4.61 lakh workers...

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