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Opportunities for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agro-based Industries

The landscape of women's employment in Bangladesh's agricultural sector is multifaceted, as revealed by recent surveys and studies. The Labour Force Survey 2022 highlights that approximately 18.43 million women are engaged in agriculture, making up 26.2 percent of the total employment....

Uploaded Date : 2024-04-29

Health and Financial Burden of Kidney Dialysis in Bangladesh

Prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) becomes increasingly important in low- and middle-income countries. In South Asian settings hemodialysis is frequently utilized than peritoneal dialysis due to limited services.  In the South Asian context, only 30% of the total patients with kidney...

Uploaded Date : 2023-10-18

Understanding the Supply Chain to Achieve an Inclusive and Sustainable Ready-Made Garment Industry in Bangladesh

The readymade garment industry has been undergoing a paradigm shift over the last decade after various tragic incidents like the Rana Plaza incident. Maintaining compliance standards is one of them. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry showed its resilience with greater dependence on local...

Uploaded Date : 2023-10-15

An Assessment of Exchange Rate Management in the Post-Covid Crisis Period: The Case of Bangladesh

Exchange rate management came to the fore after the Covid-19 pandemic when Bangladesh economy started recovering, which created a huge pressure on foreign currencies to finance external trade. The Ukraine-Russia war jeopardizes the situation further by creating supply-side constraints on food and...

Uploaded Date : 2023-10-03

​Drivers of Agricultural Growth in Bangladesh (DAGB)

This study aims to conduct research on the key drivers of change in global, regional, and national food, land, and water systems, considering various factors such as technology, demographics, climate change, investments, and policy reforms. The study involves two main components.1) Agri-Food System...

Uploaded Date : 2023-08-29

Study on Enhancing Industrial Production in the Context of LDC Graduation

Bangladesh is scheduled to graduate from the group of least developed countries (LDCs) on November 24, 2026, around 50 years after it originally joined this cohort of developing nations in December 1975, according to the resolution of the UN General Assembly convened in November 2021. The WTO-MC12,...

Uploaded Date : 2023-07-11

​A Study on Climate Change and Gender in Bangladesh

Bangladesh experienced rapid social and economic progress in recent decades, reaching lower-middle-income status in 2015. Economic growth has been accompanied by improvements in human development outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to economic activity and exports in 2020....

Uploaded Date : 2023-05-28

Energy Sector Reforms in Bangladesh: Pricing and Subsidization

The current energy crisis started well before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The pent-up demand surged as the world emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic - China ran short of coal and the coal prices shot up. The global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) then also tightened, with prices...

Uploaded Date : 2023-01-16

​Gender Differences in Time Use and Labor Force Participation: How Household Chores and the Burden of Care affect Labor Market?

Female Labor Force Participation Rate (FLFPR) has increased more than twofold from 1991 to 2016 in Bangladesh, rising to 36.3% (LFS, 2016), compared to 14.0% in 1990-1991 (Rahman & Islam, 2013). On the other hand, male participation has declined from 86.2% in 1990-1991 and has hovered around 80%...

Uploaded Date : 2022-07-03

Mobile Lives: The Quotidian Use of Mobile Phone

This study examines how the disadvantaged youth—with little or no formal education, those from poor socio-economic backgrounds—use mobile phones in their everyday life in Bangladesh. It specifically explores the quotidian use of the digital device mainly in the lives of the youth...

Uploaded Date : 2022-06-23

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