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Trade Facilitation towards Export Promotion in the Indian Market: CPD Research Monograph

CPD Research Monograph 8: Trade Facilitation towards Export Promotion in the Indian Market: Addressing the Emerging Gaps Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Khaleda Akhter The opportunities and potential benefits that could emerge from deepening bilateral trade and investment and economy-wide cooperation between Bangladesh and India are undermined, to a large measure, by …

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CPD-SACEPS Monograph 7 – Approach of the International Development Community towards Poverty Eradication in Bangladesh

The seventh monograph of the CPD-SACEPS Monograph series, brought out under the programme on Eradication of Poverty in South Asia Through the Empowerment of the Poor is a Bangladesh Country Study that focuses on the fundamental weaknesses in the poverty reduction strategies of the international development community. The monograph attempts …

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CPD Research Monograph 6 – Missing Dynamics of Spousal Violence Discourse in Bangladesh: Measuring the Economic Costs

This study, first of its kind in Bangladesh, was undertaken by the CPD in view of the serious social and economic consequences of spousal violence which may have an impact on the national productivity of the country. The study has performed in-depth interviews of 200 revealed cases of spousal violence …

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CPD-SACEPS Monograph Series 5 – Redesigning Budgetary Policy to Reach Public Resources to the Poor

The fifth monograph of the CPD-SACEPS series captures the multidimensionality of poverty in Bangladesh, and extracts broad canvas of budget in the context of eradicating poverty through economic and political empowerment of the poor. It reveals that due to its complex bureaucratic procedures, there is not much scope of the …

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CPD Research Monograph 5 – Bangladesh Apparels Export to the Japanese Market: Opportunities and Challenges

In recent times, Bangladesh’s export of apparels to the Japanese market has started to evince some encouraging changes. Japanese buyers have started to outsource standard, low-end knitwear and woven wear products in an increasing manner. This change in buyers’ sourcing strategy is primarily related to changes in Japanese consumers’ demand …

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CPD Research Monograph 4 – Global Financial Crisis and Bangladesh Economy: Implications for Employment and Labour Market

This monograph originates from a collaborative work undertaken by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), Dhaka with a view to examining the impact of the global economic crisis on the labour market of Bangladesh. The study reviews the wider implications of the crisis on …

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CPD Research Monograph 3 – Aid for Trade: Needs Assessment from Bangladesh Perspective

This monograph addresses the “needs” dimension of the Aid for Trade (AfT) agenda from Bangladesh country perspective. The study was designed as a preparatory step towards seeking support under the AfT initiative. In order to carry out the Needs Assessment, the study has identified key trade-related constraints confronting Bangladesh so …

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CPD-SACEPS Monograph Series 4 – Structural Dimensions of Poverty in Nepal

This monograph is based on a study conducted in Nepal. The study focuses on structural dimensions of poverty in the country, evaluates various policies that have been undertaken to mitigate the poverty situation in Nepal, and comes up with an actionable agenda to address the attendant challenges. The study identifies …

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CPD-SACEPS Monograph Series 3 – Economic and Political Empowerment of the Poor – Sri Lanka

This monograph contains three studies carried out by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Sri Lanka, with an objective to contribute to the understanding of the dynamics of poverty in the region. The monograph focuses on three specific structural injustices affecting and fostering Sri Lankan poverty situation – unequal …

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CPD Research Monograph 2 – Gender and Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: The Case of the Readymade Garments

The research monograph presents the findings of the CPD research project on Gender and Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: The Case of the Readymade Garments. The study, based on a field level survey, explores the gender-differentiated effect of trade liberalisation on the RMG sector. The monograph tries to investigate how adjustments …

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CPD-SACEPS Monograph Series 2 – Poverty Reduction Strategies in South Asia: A Comparative Study

The second monograph reviews the poverty reduction strategies of five countries of South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It examines the persistence of poverty in these countries, and concludes that the source of poverty lies with the incapacity of the policymakers to address the structural sources of …

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CPD-SACEPS Monograph Series 1 – Poverty Reduction Strategies of the International Development Community: The Scope for Structural Change

This monograph is the first in the series of publications coming out of CPD-SACEPS joint research project on Eradication of Poverty in South Asia Through the Empowerment of the Poor. The monograph seeks to examine the evolving perspective on poverty reduction by reviewing the policy agendas of five major multilateral …

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CPD Research Monograph 1 – Fish Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: Implications of SPS Measures and Eco-Labelling for the Export-Oriented Shrimp Sector

Shrimp is the second largest export item from Bangladesh after readymade garments. It is a major source of employment and income for a large number of people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. With the increasing share of shrimp in the export sector, it is necessary to maintain the …

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