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Estimating Potential Growth for Bangladesh: A Production Function Approach

This study attempts to estimate potential output growth for Bangladesh over the 1985- 2015 period. Potential growth, as different from actual growth, determines how much …

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Baseline Survey On Estimating Socioeconomic Benefits Of Renewable Energy Technology (Ret) Systems In Bangladesh

The purpose of this study is to carry out baseline surveys on socio-economic benefits of each of the four Renewable Energy Technology (RET) systems of …

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Evaluation of Industrial Estates of BSCIC

The industrial estates of BSCIC have been promoting small and cottage industrial sector and thereby creating employment opportunities, attaining poverty alleviation and balanced regional growth, …

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Higher fish but lower micronutrient intakes: Temporal changes in fish consumption from capture fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh

The paper conducts a temporal analysis of fish consumption and nutrient intakes from fish in Bangladesh, using nationally representative household expenditure surveys from 1991, 2000 …

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Managing Fisheries for Food Security: Implications from Demand Analysis

The rapid rise of aquaculture and concurrent stagnation or decline in capture fisheries output are widely recognised global phenomena, but the food and nutrition security …

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Inclusive Market Development in the Agriculture Sector of Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

In Bangladesh, the main focus of national policies such as the Five-year Plan and Perspective Plan is to achieve sustainable growth and alleviate poverty. It …

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Baseline Data for the Impact Evaluation of Second Rural Transport

This report provides the estimates of various parameters at the Baseline for the Impact Evaluation Study for the Second Rural Transport Improvement Project (RTIP-II) in …

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SIEP: Skills for Employment Investment Project

This study examined the skills gap situation in 9 important sectors of Bangladesh, as follows: agro-food, construction, health, hospitality and tourism, ICT, leather goods, light …

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Establishments Survey on Workplace Injuries in 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 …

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Impact Assessment of Training Program (Institutional and Non-institutional) of Department of Youth Development

The present research has been carried out based on a survey of 1200 DYD training participants.  The survey was conducted in 7 divisions of the …

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Land Market Survey of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project in Its Newly Acquired Land in Seventeen Selected Mouzas

In course of implementing Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (PMBP), Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) needs to undertake land market survey (LMS) for the newly acquired land …

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Economic and Social Impacts of Export Processing Zones on the Economy of Bangladesh

According to existing legislation of Bangladesh, the primary goals of export processing zones (EPZs) are to: (i) provide foreign exchange earnings by promoting non-traditional exports; …

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Impact Analysis of the Project “Construction of Small Bridges/Culverts on Rural Roads (3rd phase)”

The main purpose of the impact study is, to review, evaluate the achievements, effectiveness, relevance and efficiency of the project “Construction of small Bridges/Culverts on …

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Children and Youth in Bangladesh: Human Capital and Employment

Dr Rushidan Islam Rahman Research Director, BIDS, Dhaka Summary of findings The shares of 5-14 and 15-24 year age groups are 24.88 and 17.04 per …

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Rice Prices and Growth and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh

K A S Murshid Mohammad Yunus This paper examines the complex relationship between rice prices and economic growth, poverty reduction, and food security in Bangladesh …

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Impact Analysis of Food for Work, Test Relief and Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) Program in Bangladesh

The Social Safety Net Programs (SSNPs) play a key role in Bangladesh to protect the poor households from poverty and vulnerability. Either income poverty or …

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South Asia WASH Results Program: End line Child Survey

The baseline child survey, measuring the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of children was completed by BIDS at the end of last year before the Unilever …

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An Evaluation of Primary Education Stipend Project-II

Client: Primary Education Stipend Project (Phase-II) Research Team: Mohammad Yunus (Study Director), Ms. Siban Shahana (Member) In this study, attempts were made to assess the …

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Evaluation of Service Innovation Fund Projects of A2I

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Dr. S. M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury, Mr. Riton Kumar Roy Under the Service Innovation Fund (SIF) of the …

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Impact of Energy Price Adjustments in Bangladesh: A Macro-econometric Modeling Approach

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman and Atiqur Rahman The domestic price of energy products including electricity, oil and natural …

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Study on gradual reduction of subsidy under IDCOL SHS program

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader) and Dr. Mohammad Yunus The Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) has been implementing a program on solar home …

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Impact Assessment of Upazila Fiscal facility Funded Projects

Study Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader), Mr. Moogdho Mim Mahzab The study was conducted to assess the short-term impact of schemes implemented under the …

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South Asia WASH Results Programme: Baseline and Midline Survey

The South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP) is being implemented in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It aims to reach over 6 million people across the two …

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The Impact of Diesel Price Reforms on Transportation Cost of Selected Food Items in Bangladesh

Study Team: Mustafa K. Mujeri and Tahreen Tahrima Chowdhury   Sponsoring agency: International Insitute of Sustainable Development (IISD) The study examines the nature and magnitude …

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Quality of Seeds and Pesticides in Bangladesh

Team members: Kazi Ali Taufique (Team Leader), Kazi Iqbal, Emdadul Haque and M. Niamul Naser This study deals with quality of seeds and pesticides in …

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Food Safety in Bangladesh: Practices, Impact, Policies and Institutions

Research Report prepared for IFPRI under the  Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP) The research was performed by M Asaduzzaman, Nazneen Ahmed, Md. Rokonuddowlah, …

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Sustainable Social Housing Initiative in Bangladesh: Stakeholders’ Mapping and Assessment Report

Study Team: M.K.Mujeri and Siban Sahana Bangladesh is undergoing a rapid urban transformation in recent years and its capital city, Dhaka, has now emerged as …

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Baseline Survey Of Safe City Program

Study Team: Dr. M.A.Mannan and Badrun Nessa Ahmed Executive Summary Background: Bangladesh urbanized rapidly, post 1971, from a mere 8 % of people living in …

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Strategy for Development of the SME Sector in Bangladesh

Dr. Zaid Bakht  Dr. Abul Basher  Summary of the study SMEs have been the more dynamic component of the manufacturing sector during 2005/06–2010/11 and  accounted …

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The PEC Report of the Economic Census 2013

Dr. Zaid Bakht Dr. S.M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury Executive Summary 1. The Economic Census 2013 was carried out in two phases during March 31 through …

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