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Power from the Sun: An Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness and Impact of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh

M. Asaduzzaman, Mohammad Yunus, A. K. Enamul Haque, AKM Abdul Malek Azad, Sharmind Neelormi, and Md. Amir HossainGiven that a substantial number of SHSs have been installed and that the generation and distribution of electricity in the normal process is hampered, one must know how effective the...

Analysis of Rice Value Chains for Improving Food Security in Bangladesh

Research Report prepared for IFPRI under the PolicyResearch and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP)   Mustafa K. Mujeri Nazneen AhmedMohammad Iqbal HossainApril 2013Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla NagarDhaka-1207,...

Energy Subsidies and Profile of Groups Vulnerable to Reform in Bangladesh

The study provides estimates of fossil-fuel subsidies for the financial years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12; undertakes a mapping exercise to identify key stakeholders (population groups and production sectors) likely to be impacted by subsidy reforms for each fuel type and electricity; and based on...

Trade Policies and Pattern in Bangladesh

Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader) and Dr. Narayan Chandra Nath Sponsor: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) This study analyzes various trade liberalization policies implemented in Bangladesh in phases and examines how the policies have contributed to overall trade...

Impact of Inflation on Different Household Groups in Bangladesh

Study Team: Monzur Hossain, M. K. Mujeri, Tahreen Tahrima Chowdhury Sponsor: BIDS Research Endowment Fund The Bangladesh economy had experienced a moderate rate of inflation in the 1990s and first half of the 2000s, at an average rate of less than 4.0 percent, before it moved to a two-digit...

Impact Evaluation of "Strengthening the National Menstrual Regulation (MR) Programme in Bangladesh"

Study Team: Dr. M. A. Mannan (Team Leader), Dr. Rumana Huque, Dr. S. M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury and Humayra AhmedSponsor: Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB), Ministry of Foreign affairs, the NetherlandsIntroductionMenstrual regulation (MR) is defined as an interim method of...

Long-run Socio-Economic Impact Study of Rural Roads and Markets Improvement & Maintenance Project - II (RRMIMP-II)

1. Study ObjectiveThis study attempts to assess the long-term socio-economic impact of rural transport and trade infrastructure development carried out by the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) during 1997-2002 under the project titled Rural Roads...

Baseline Study on e-Upazila Initiatives

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader) and Dr. M. Asaduzzaman Sponsor: Katalyst Social Development Foundation (SDF) has been implementing an ICT Pilot Project to establish rural telecenters in Jamalpur Sadar Upazila in Jamalpur district since 2011. The focus of the project is on the...

Impact Evaluation of Maternity Allowance Program in Bangladesh

Introduction and ObjectivesThe main purpose of the present evaluation is to assess the effect of the program intervention and to examine the impact of the program on the beneficiaries. The present research has been carried out based on a survey of 420 beneficiaries of Maternity Allowance Program and...

Delinking of Local and International Prices: Exploring Competition in the Bangladesh Rice Market

Project Completion Report:  SANEI Rice Market Study (SRMS)Project Period: January 2011 – February  2012Funding Agency: South Asian Network of Economic Research Institute (SANEI)Report Title:Delinking of Local and International Prices: Exploring Competition in the Bangladesh Rice...

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