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Gender Differentiated Impacts of Kerosene Subsidy Reform in Bangladesh

Summary :This paper is one of a series developed to examine the gender-differentiated impacts of fossil-fuel subsidies and their reform in Bangladesh, India and Nigeria. It begins with the hypothesis that because women are largely under-represented in decision-making processes relating to energy,...

Second Round Tracer Studies under HEQEP

Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) is a flagship project of Ministry of Education with the financial and technical support from the World Bank. The major objective of this project is to improve the quality of teaching-learning and research capabilities of the tertiary education...

Creating a political and social climate for climate change adaptation (CPSCCCA)

Relevance and Background of the Study Climate change will in coming decades lead to increased frequency and severity of floods, drought and extreme weather events. As the more exposed areas of the world become increasingly inhospitable, this will lead to substantial climate induced displacement...

Issues related to livestock returns in bangladesh ((IRLRB)

CONTEXT AND BACKGROUNDThough the livestock sector has grown by 3.2% in 2016, its contribution to GDP has fallen from 2.2% in 2008 to 1.7% in 2016 (GOB 2016). The contribution of this sector to the agriculture sector has been almost static at around 13% during the same period. This sector, therefore,...

Assessing the Economic Impact of the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals on the Local Economy of Bangladesh

Since 25 August 2017, Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has experienced a large influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence that erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Consequently, about a million of them took shelter in 30 camps (registered camps, makeshift camps, newly built camps). The study...

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,...

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