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Electrification in Rural Bangladesh: An Assessment of Socio-economic Impacts of Subsidized Tariff on Life-line Consumers

One of the key objectives of the present government’s Vision 2021 is to provide reliable and quality electricity to all by 2021 at an affordable cost. Moreover, Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by...

Impact Assessment of Solar Irrigation, Solar Mini-grid and ICS Projects of IDCOL

The purpose of this study is to carry out household surveys to estimate the socioeconomic benefits of Renewable Energy Technologies, such as solar irrigation, solar mini-grid and improved cook stove (ICS) projects of IDCOL under the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED)...

A Comparative Study on Clusters and Non-Clusters-Based SME Development in Bangladesh (CSCNC-SME)

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are considered as an important strategic sector for promoting growth and development in Bangladesh. Over the years, SMEs have gained recognition as a major source of employment, income generation, poverty alleviation and rural development.  But the SMEs do...

Onion market of Bangladesh: Role of different players and assessing competitiveness

Accelerating growth, generating employment and reducing poverty and inequality are the predominant goals of the current development paradigm in Bangladesh. The country has been recorded as a lower middle income country by the World Bank with per capita Gross National Income (GNI) of US$1080 (Atlas...

An Evaluation of the Activities of Housing Fund (EAHF)

The housing fund project is the brainchild of the Honorable Prime Minister of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh activated in 1997-1998. The housing fund has constructed 64400 houses and has already distributed to the targeted poor homeless people. Besides, with the expense of 24.61 corers Taka,...

HEQEP Final Round of Satisfaction Survey-2018 (HEQEP-FRSS)

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has taken initiative to promote quality in teaching-learning dimensions in different universities of Bangladesh under the project titled “Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP).” HEQEP initiated in 2009-2010 with the financial assistance from the...

Measuring the Effect of Education in the First Demographic Dividend: Evidence from Bangladesh

The demographic dividend, a window for boost in economic growth offered by the change in the age structure of a population, results from the increasing shares of working age population. This phenomenon is referred to as “First Demographic Dividend” and the same window is assumed to be closed...

Performance Assessment of the Pilot Program of Shishu Bikash Kendra

Childhood is a time when children should be allowed to grow and develop to their full potential: healthy children in school and at play, growing strong and confident with the love and encouragement of their family and an extended community of caring adults, gradually taking on the responsibilities...

Study on Injury and Occupational Disease in the Leather Sector of Bangladesh

Workplace injury in Bangladesh is perceived to be high, but the issue has received inadequate attention. It is necessary to create a broad consensus among government, employers and workers organizations on the need for a National Employment Injury Protection and Rehabilitation (NEIPR) scheme. The...

Preparation of formulation assignment for the new project on 'SDG implementation and monitoring'

SDG implementation and monitoring requires an efficient roll-out plan involving several key sequential steps irrespective of a country’s context. The government of Bangladesh, particularly the GED has followed these steps religiously and has made a long stride toward creating an enabling...

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