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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

Skill Gap Analysis in Selected SectorsThis 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...

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...

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...

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...

Impact Analysis of Food for Work, Test Relief and Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) Program in Bangladesh

The Social Safety Net Programs (SSNPs) play a key role in Bangladesh to protect the poor households from poverty and vulnerability. Either income poverty or human poverty is responsible for the prevalence of poverty in Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh allocates significant amount of money in...

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