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Implication of Employment Generation Programme for the Poorest (EGPP) to Reduce Disaster and Gender Vulnerability

Employment Generation Program for the Poorest (EGPP) of The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) is a cash-based workfare program targeted to the rural extreme poor that provides a hitherto unavailable element of employment guarantee. Each participant has access to two seasonal...

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...

Evaluation of Industrial Estates of BSCIC

The industrial estates of BSCIC have been promoting small and cottage industrial sector and thereby creating employment opportunities, attaining poverty alleviation and balanced regional growth, ensuring optimum utilization of economic and human resources and accelerating overall economic growth 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,...

Women Entrepreneurs in SMEs: Bangladesh Perspective 2017

In Bangladesh women constitute half of the population but labour force participation of women is still very limited. According to the Labor Force Survey 2013, working age (15 year +) female population in Bangladesh is 54.21 million, of which only 18 million (33.5%) are part of the labor force....

An Overview of the Bangladesh Handloom Industry

As late as the end of the last century, the handloom industry of Bangladesh occupied an important position in the national economy of the country. The production of handlooms accounted for about 77 per cent of the total cloth production and for about 69 per cent of the total cloth availability in...

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...

Exposure to violence faced by children and youth in Bangladesh

Violence is generally described as behavior intended to cause harm and exercise forceful control over household members, intimate partners, colleagues, individuals or groups. The over-arching question is whether economic and social transformation is resulting in heightened tensions and pressures at...

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...

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