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  • Publication - Project Report

    Scarcity at the end of the month: First results from a field experiment in Bangladesh

    31 Jul 2017 | Emily Breza, Martin Kanz, Leora Klapper

  • Project

    Rebasing and revision of gross domestic product (GDP) of Bangladesh

    This study analysed how to help the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) find ways of improving its national accounts statistics. Extensive discussions were held with the BBS staff in order to identify the areas of weaknesses in the existing procedures and suggest remedies. The study finds that current methodologies are seriously constrained by lack of...

    27 Jul 2017 | Siddiqur Osmani

  • Publication - Project Report

    As you sow, so you reap! Assessing a mandatory employer-sponsored health insurance scheme

    20 Jul 2017 | Atonu Rabbani, Malabika Sarker

  • Event

    Urban futures for Dhaka and Bangladesh

    IGC Bangladesh hosted a seminar with Professor Tony Venables on 20th July 2017 at the BRAC Centre, followed by a discussion amongst stakeholders working on issues related to urbanisation in Bangladesh. Prof. Venables first talked about urban land use and associated rights and regulation. Issues related to land inevitably have direct implications on urban housing and...

    20 July 2017

  • Publication - Project Report

    Capturing urban mobility with cell phone data with an application of flyover opening in Dhaka

    7 Jul 2017 | Yuhei Miyauchi, Abhijit Banerjee

  • Project

    Impact of traffic infrastructure on urban land use in Dhaka

    Dhaka is infamous for its severe traffic congestion. Road traffic is almost the only transportation mode available in the city as of 2015, and the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is planned to open in 2019. Previous studies have noted that such traffic congestion constraints the economic activity of the city. For example, Muzzini and Aparicio (2013) document that traffic...

    7 Jul 2017 | Yuhei Miyauchi, Abhijit Banerjee

  • Event

    Seeds of change in the garment industry

    Garment manufacturing is seen as a major opportunity for Bangladesh’s development. The sector has seen massive growth, but with this growth has come a variety of challenges around safety, working conditions, and exposure to international markets. Overall, while there is no doubt about the role garment manufacturing will play in Bangladesh’s development, it is still very...

    16 July 2017

  • Blog post

    Bad practices hold back small firms in developing countries

    Survey of more than 20,000 small firms suggests better business practices are correlated with higher productivity, firm profits, and rates of survival. Management practices in large firms around the world have been systematically measured and reported in a series of papers by Bloom and Van Reenen (2007, 2010) and Bloom et al. (2012). These papers show that better...

    30 Jun 2017 | David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff

  • News Item

    In first visit to Bangladesh, David Cameron discusses country’s growth at IGC roundtable

    On 27 April, during his first visit to Bangladesh, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by IGC Bangladesh on State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress in Dhaka. The roundtable aimed to understand and draw lessons from the ‘Bangladesh paradox’ – a term illustrating that despite weak political...

    15 May 2017

  • Event

    State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) Bangladesh Programme hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress’ on 27 April 2017 in Dhaka with Former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron. The roundtable was chaired by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Founder & Executive Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). The IGC...

    27 April 2017