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Comprehensive Nationally Representative Panel Data Generation

In contrast to the existing studies, the present study will draw upon the largest nationally representative panel dataset available so far for rural Bangladesh. It will build upon a panel dataset that already exists, with a sample of 6300 households drawn from 180 villages from all over Bangladesh....

The People of Dhaka City: Demographic Dynamics and Socio-Economic Consequences

Around one-third of the country’s population comprising 50 million people live in urban areas, and urban population is also growing at an increasing rate (at an annual rate of between five to six percent).There are uneven distribution of urban population among the towns and the cities, and Dhaka...

Lessons from Development Interventions: Rigorous Impact Evaluation of Selected Development Interventions in Key Areas (e.g. Nutrition, Health, Education, etc.)

Running Head: Evaluation of the School Feeding Program (SFP) in BangladeshAlmost every country in the world has a national School Feeding Program (SFP). It reaches around 368 million children annually and 18(49) percent children in low income (upper-middle income) countries receive some sort of SF....

Impact of Compliance Standards on Firm Productivity in the RMG Industry

After the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013, which killed more than 1,100 people, mostly garment workers, North American retailers, including top brands like Walmart and Gap, formed “the Alliance” and the European retailers formed “the Accord” to undertake a five-year plan which set...

Macroeconomic Modeling

A macroeconomic model is an analytical tool designed to describe the intertwined characteristics and operation of an economy or a region. In fact a macroeconomic modeling matrix organizes matrix representation of all transactions and transfers between different production activities, factors of...

Impact of Compliance Standards on Firm Productivity in the RMG Industry

After the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013, which killed more than 1,100 people, mostly garment workers, North American retailers, including top brands like Walmart and Gap, formed “the Alliance” and the European retailers formed “the Accord” to undertake a five-year plan which set...

Adapting to climate change: migration, vulnerability and livelihoods in the bengal delta- the search for effective policy options

Migration is the process by which individuals, singly or collectively, relocate their usual place of residence for another location, based upon an examination of benefits that would accrue to themselves or to their families, or their communities. This is more evident in times of stress and threats...

Development Trends in 'Rural Non-Farm' – What Role Can it Play in Promoting Growth and Livelihoods

Empirical evidence suggests that productivity of rural non-farm is higher than that of farm and thus expansion of Rural non-farm (RNF) sector implies growth of the rural economies as well as the overall economy. The growth of RNF not only shifts labor from farm sector, it generates additional...

Baseline Satisfaction Survey for College Education Development Project (CEDP)

The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) with the support of the World Bank is implementing a project in the National University affiliated tertiary colleges to improve their teaching and learning environment as well as to strengthen their strategic planning and management capacity. This project, known as...

The Urban Informal Sector: Trends, Directions, Determinants and Potentials

Labor Force Surveys (LFS) 2010  of Bangladesh reveals that 95% of the 56.7 million of labor force was employed, with 87.5% of the employed population is in the informal sector. In Bangladesh, the formal sector witnessed a decline by 3.40 percent per year during the period of 1999-2000 to 2010...

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