Showing all Projects in Bangladesh

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    Growth, Governance and Economic Development in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has achieved rapid and spectacular improvements in many social development indicators during the last two decades or so. Within South Asia, Bangladesh has improved its position ahead of India and the region as a whole in a number of human development indicators although its per capita income is still significantly below the regional average. Cross-country...

    1 Dec 2011 | Niaz Asadullah, Wahiduddin Mahmud, Antonio Savoia

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    Bangladesh's Export Performance: Global Recession and After

    World trade was severely disrupted by the global recession of 2008-09 with exports of most countries declining sharply. The economies of both of the major export markets of the world, the USA and the EU, shrank very substantially. This reduced their aggregate domestic expenditure, which in turn reduced their import demand for goods from the rest of the world. Curiously the...

    1 Dec 2010 | M. A. Taslim, Md Shamsul Haque

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    An Evaluation of the Bangladesh Tax System

    This study assesses the tax system of Bangladesh in terms of revenue mobilization (tax efficiency), incidence across income groups, and allocative efficiency against best international practices in tax policy and administration and taxpayer’s relations. The authors also examine the scope for further reforms that authorities may consider in order to enhance buoyancy in...

    1 Dec 2010 | Ahsan H. Mansur, Mohammad Yunus, Biplob Kumar Nandi

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    Value Chain Upgrading, Management and Productivity: Evidence from Bangladesh Woven and Knitwear Sectors

    In recent years the Bangladesh knitwear sector has witnessed extremely rapid growth. The volume of exports, however, is currently very concentrated in a handful of products and destination markets. Given Bangladesh’s increasing export experience and increases in wages in the sector in China (the world’s largest garment exporter) there is an opportunity for the sector to...

    1 Nov 2010 | Christopher Woodruff, Kazi Iqbal, Rocco Macchiavello, Khairuzzaman Mozumder

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    School Choice in Rural Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has made significant progress in increasing access to secondary education over the past decade, especially for girls. However, recent evaluations of student performance in subjects such as Mathematics and English highlight an overall low level of achievement in schools in rural Bangladesh, as well as a wide variation in the quality of education across schools....

    1 Nov 2010 | Niaz Asadullah, Rupa Chakrabarti, Nigar Hashimzade, Nazmul Chaudhury

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    The ICT Sector of Bangladesh: An Analysis of Firm Capabilities

    A widely held view is that the growth of the ICT industry may provide an opportunity for developing countries to ‘leapfrog’ into the industrialized economy. For example, low-income economies that have a strong human capital base can take advantage of the rapid decline in the cost of computing power and telecommunication over the last decade that has made it possible to...

    1 Oct 2010 | Monzur Hossain

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    Searching for Exporting and FDI in in Bangladesh

    Trade economists usually think about growth in manufactured exports as coming from established firms that diversify into foreign markets and/or increase the share of their output they ship abroad. But this pattern doesn't describe Bangladeshi experiences, where new exporters have typically been new firms that were born to export. These firms have survived in export markets...

    1 May 2010 | Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Jonathan Eaton, James Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Bernardo Diaz De Astarloa, Kala Krishna

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    Encouraging seasonal migration to mitigate the consequences of a seasonal famine in rural Bangladesh

    In the worst-affected region of Bangladesh, during the annual seasonal famine, incomes decrease by 50-60% and expenditures on food drop by 10-25%. The government has instituted food or cash-for-work programs, while NGOs attempt to enhance income and employment mostly through credit and to a lesser extent through job training and marketing initiatives. However, there is a...

    1 Feb 2010 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Shyamal Chowdhury, Gharad Bryan, Jashim Uddin