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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...

Stylized Facts of the Statistical Properties of Risk and Return of the Dhaka Stock Exchange: 1990-2015

The economy of Bangladesh is likely to experience greater share of equity capital as it moves along its higher growth trajectory. But the understanding of the capital market of Bangladesh and its potential is very low. The role of the security market is mostly absent in the development discourse of...

End line survey of the first phase of 'SWAPNO'

Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities, also known as SWAPNO is a project undertaken by the Local Government Division, MoLGRD&C and supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh. The project is basically a public works based program of social...

Estimating Potential Growth for Bangladesh and the Impact of Policy Shocks on Potential Growth in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s growth has reached slightly over 7 percent of late.  This is the second highest growth performance in South Asia after India.  This achievement has raised at least three questions: 1) Should Bangladesh’s growth accelerate further? 2) Should the country take it as a growth...

Impact of migration on nutritional condition of the rural households in Bangladesh

The purpose of this study is to find out whether worker’s remittance has contributed in improving the nutritional condition in the rural households of Bangladesh. The earning sent by the expatriates has significant contribution in the economy of Bangladesh. In FY 2014-15 about 4.61 lakh workers...

Impact of Government Incentives on Some Selected Exporting Industries of Bangladesh

The concentration of the economy on the blooming RMG sector has become a crucial concern as a simple nudge in this sector is likely to bring about a serious upheaval in the entire export arena of Bangladesh. Clearly, this kind of vulnerability is not acceptable in an export driven economy like...

Total Factor Productivity in Bangladesh: Impacts and Determinants

Bangladesh has been experiencing a steady increase in the growth rate of real GDP since independence, accelerating from an average of less than 4% per year during 1972-1990 to 6.5% in 2010-2016. While the long term track record for the role of capital accumulation in driving growth is generally very...

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