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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 …

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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 …

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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 Bangladesh Almost every country in the world has a national School Feeding Program (SFP). It …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Food Insecurity, Extreme Poverty, and Underemployment in Marginal/Backward Areas

Policymakers define backward areas for different administrative reasons, such as geographic allocation safety net benefits, etc. Generally, backward areas cover 3 distinct types: (i) haors, …

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Demand-driven Policy Studies- Responding to Policy Makers and Stakeholders Requests for Urgent Policy Analysis

While policy research is widely debated, there is no capacity for researchers to systematically generate research for policy makers that might be useful to them. …

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Monthly Gas Usage by both Metered & Non-metered Single and Double Burner Domestic Gas Consumers under Different Gas Distribution Companies in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has been established through the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Act, 2003 (the Act), as an independent and impartial Commission …

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Review of Rice market of Bangladesh: Role of different actors and 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 …

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Pharmaceutical Industry of Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges

Bangladesh’s export basket is heavily monopolized by the ready-made garment (RMG) products. Therefore, one of our development agenda is to diversify our export. In this …

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Impact of Natural Disaster on Education Outcomes: Evidence from Bangladesh

The impact of natural disaster on income, assets and livelihoods is well documented. The literature largely focuses on loss of physical capital (e.g., house, livestock, …

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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. …

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Issues related to livestock returns in bangladesh ((IRLRB)

CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND Though the livestock sector has grown by 3.2% in 2016, its contribution to GDP has fallen from 2.2% in 2008 to 1.7% …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How Teenagers Use Smartphones to Exercise Freedom

This study examines how teenagers in Dhaka city use smartphones to exercise freedom, specifically, how the young users avoid parental and social supervision. Instead of …

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How Much is Mobile Money Worth? BKash Experience in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) has initiated a study titled “How Much is Mobile Money Worth? BKash Experience in Bangladesh”. Today, more than 80% …

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Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research Program

The Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research Program is one of the key components of the Modern Storage Facilities Project being implemented by the Ministry of …

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An Evaluation of SME Foundation’s Activities towards Development of SMEs

The SME Foundation was created under the Ministry of Industries (MoI) as an apex institution for SME development in the country through a gazette notification …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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