The past decade of 2000s has been a significant period from the perspective of development experience of Bangladesh. Along with acceleration of the rate of GDP growth, export and remittance earnings, and poverty reduction, Bangladesh also experienced a number of challenges in terms of maintaining low inflation, macroeconomic stability and addressing volatility in the international scenario in the backdrop of recession and financial meltdown. CPD, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), undertook the task to prepare this country study to analyse the implications of these developments for the labour market dynamics in Bangladesh.
The report contains analyses of three thematic areas – Trends in Labour Market and Social Development in Bangladesh; Impact of Trade on Employment; and International Migration, Remittance and Welfare Outcomes. It examines some of the core labour market correlates such as generation of employment opportunities and its sectoral distribution, gender dimension of the jobs created, movements in real wages, inter-linkages between trade reforms and employment generation and employment situation, and linkage between overseas job market and the domestic labour market.
Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Syed Saifuddin Hossain, Md. Ashiq Iqbal and Md. Tariqur Rahman
Price: Tk. 500 USD 35
Hard copy of the book is available at CPD Office