Containing two chapter this volume is prepared under CPD’s flagship programme Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD).
The first chapter “State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2015-16 (Third Reading)” is the third interim analytical report on the performance of the Bangladesh economy in FY2015-16. Based on the latest available data and information this chapter presents a detailed snapshot of the state of the national economy and flags emerging challenges during FY2016. It also provides observations and focusing on the upcoming national budget for FY2016-17. It takes a close look into four major thematic areas- GDP growth and private investment; the fiscal and budgetary framework; financial sector performance; and external sector dynamics. Two important thematic issues of current relevance are also discussed in detail which are the recent crop sector dynamics and policy responses; and labour market dynamics and performance.
The second chapter “State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2015-16 (Second Reading): CPD’s Recommendations for the Upcoming Budget” is the report on the second instalment of the state of the Bangladesh economy in FY2015-16. The primary objective of this report is to put forward a set of recommendations in the context of the national budget for FY2016-17.