Showing all Projects in Bangladesh

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    Improving Educational Outcomes through parental involvement: Evidence from Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh

    Most developing countries are committed to providing universal primary education by 2015, in line with the UN Millennium Development Goals . However, these countries struggle to provide their populations with universal primary education, mostly due to lack of the required financial resources. While Bangladesh has achieved rapid progress in primary school enrolment, the low...

    4 Sep 2014 | Asadul Islam

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    Arsenic Contamination, Nutrition and Economic Growth in Bangladesh

    Human health is essential to economic activity, and is often compromised in developing countries due to poor nutrition and exposure to pollution. Ill-health causes loss of income both for the victim and for family members that need to care for them or pay for their treatment. In Bangladesh, the principal source of drinking water for households - tube wells - contains water...

    4 Sep 2014 | Mark Rosenzweig, Mark Pitt, Nazmul Hassan

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    Marketing 'improved cookstoves' to combat indoor air pollution

    Traditional cookstoves are a cause of respiratory illnesses and contributor to climate change Half of the world’s population use these stoves for cooking Marketing should focus on cost, instead of health, benefits Indoor air pollution created by burning fuel in traditional cookstoves is thought to be a principal cause of acute respiratory...

    4 Sep 2014 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Grant Miller

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    Effects of Climate Change on Low-lying and Flood-prone Areas: The case of Bangladesh

    Global climate change is likely to cause rising sea levels and increased frequency and severity of flooding in low-lying areas. Evidence is needed on the magnitude and distribution of potential impacts, as well on possible avenues for adaptation. This study will quantify the potential impacts of climate change in Bangladesh, one of the world’s most vulnerable nations....

    4 Sep 2014 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Raymond Guiteras, Richard Hornbeck

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    Transit Arrangements for Indian Trade Through Bangladesh

    Landlocked countries and landlocked regions within countries depend totally on transit facilities provided by contiguous neighbors for their domestic and international trade. Transit procedures should be simple to avoid excessive delays and costs, besides conforming to relevant international conventions. Poorly implemented transit is a major obstacle to trade. South Asia is...

    1 Apr 2014 | Zaidi Sattar, Mahjabeen Halima Rahman, Sadiq Ahmed

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    Free Provision and Demand for health products: Evidence from follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of water treatment product in Bangladesh

    The main purpose of this study is to investigate whether providing health products for free (under full subsidies), affects users’ future demand for the health product. Knowing individuals’ demand for health products such as water treatment tablets is important to stakeholders involved in water demand management as well as for policy makers in developing countries....

    1 Jan 2014 | Minhaj Mahmud, Pushkar Maitra, Ananta Neelim, Abu Mohammad Naser Titu

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    Managing Shocks: Worker’s Well-being and Firm Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector

    We examine the interaction between worker well being and productivity in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. A central characteristic of manufacturing in low-income countries is the need to adjust to continued and varied shocks. These shocks cause output to fall behind the production plan, leading to pressure to increase output and stress in factories. Individual...

    1 Jan 2014 | Christopher Woodruff, Rocco Macchiavello, Atonu Rabbani, Anik Ashraf, Paula Lopez-Pena

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    Farm-nonfarm growth linkages in Bangladesh

    Amid historically high food prices agriculture has made a comeback to the centre stage supported by donor resources in the backdrop of national governments’ renewed emphasis on achieving food security for their populations. While this reinvigorated approach to agricultural development is attractive as a majority of poor people still rely on farm activities for their...

    1 Aug 2012 | Selim Raihan, Mohammad A. Razzaque

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    The Exchange Rate and Economic Growth: An Empirical Study on Bangladesh

    This paper aims to understand the effects of exchange rate changes on economic growth in Bangladesh. It makes use of a Keynesian analytical framework to derive an empirical specification, carefully constructs a real exchange rate series, and employs cointegration techniques to determine the output response to taka depreciations. The results show that in the long run a 10...

    1 Jul 2012 | Bazlul H. Khondker, Sayema H. Bidisha, Mohammad A. Razzaque

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    Marketing Institutions and Food Price Volatility in Developing Countries: Assessment of Competition in Sugar Market of Bangladesh

    This study by Mohammed Helal Uddin (University of Dhaka and Economic Research Group) assesses competition in the Bangladeshi sugar market for better understanding of food price volatility in Bangladesh. The prices of essential commodities such as rice, potato, sugar and edible oil exhibit periodic upward spirals, and persistent downward rigidity. They adjust quickly to an...

    1 Jul 2012 | Mohammed Helal Uddin