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An assessment on coverage of basic social services in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, in pursuit of its own development trajectory and commitment to fulfill the SDGs, continuously invests in social services projects including health, nutrition, education and child protection. The success of these interventions depends on effective coverage of the targeted beneficiaries....

Burden of Disease on the Urban Poor: A Study of Morbidity and Utilization of Healthcare among Slum Dwellers in Dhaka City

Bangladesh, as the rest of the developing world, is urbanizing rapidly; around one-third of the country’s population comprising 50 million people, live in urban areas. In recent years, urban population is growing at an increasing rate in Bangladesh (at an annual rate of between five to six...

Impact of Natural Barrier on Competitiveness of Selected Bangladeshi Exportable Agricultural Products in the International Market

The research is planned to estimate the export potential of selected agricultural exportable products (fruits/vegetables) by estimating protection and competitiveness of these products in the international market. While doing so it will differ from the existing literature by estimating and...

Estimating Potential Growth for Bangladesh: A Production Function Approach

This study attempts to estimate potential output growth for Bangladesh over the 1985- 2015 period. Potential growth, as different from actual growth, determines how much growth the economy is capable of achieving by deploying its trend capital stock as well as the natural level of employment at a...

Baseline Survey On Estimating Socioeconomic Benefits Of Renewable Energy Technology (Ret) Systems In Bangladesh

The purpose of this study is to carry out baseline surveys on socio-economic benefits of each of the four Renewable Energy Technology (RET) systems of interest, namely- solar mini-grid, solar irrigation pump, Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) and biogas plant to facilitate the estimate of socioeconomic...

Higher fish but lower micronutrient intakes: Temporal changes in fish consumption from capture fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh

The paper conducts a temporal analysis of fish consumption and nutrient intakes from fish in Bangladesh, using nationally representative household expenditure surveys from 1991, 2000 and 2010, combined with detailed species-level nutrient composition data. Malnutrition is one of the biggest...

Managing Fisheries for Food Security: Implications from Demand Analysis

The rapid rise of aquaculture and concurrent stagnation or decline in capture fisheries output are widely recognised global phenomena, but the food and nutrition security implications of these trends remain the subject of considerable uncertainty. The paper uses the latest (2010) nationally...

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...

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