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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...

Establishments Survey on Workplace Injuries in Bangladesh

Workplace injury in Bangladesh is perceived to be high, but the issue has received inadequate attention. It is necessary to create a broad consensus among government, employers and workers organisations on the need for a National Employment Injury Protection and Rehabilitation (NEIPR) scheme. The...

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...

Land Market Survey of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project in Its Newly Acquired Land in Seventeen Selected Mouzas

In course of implementing Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (PMBP), Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) needs to undertake land market survey (LMS) for the newly acquired land for PMBP as and when necessary in order to make adequate compensation of land for involuntary resettlement of the concerned...

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...

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