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CPD-CMI Working Paper 9 – The Unheard Voices: A Citizen Perception Study on Governance and Service Delivery by Urban Local Government Institutions in Bangladesh

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CPD-CMI Working Paper Series Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mobasser Monem, Hasan Muhammad Baniamin and Umme Shefa Rezbana Publication Period: December 2014 Urban local government institutions, comprising of city corporations and municipalities, in Bangladesh are by law expected to provide basic urban services to citizens. More often than not, these institutions fail …

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CPD Working Paper 109 – Recent Developments in Myanmar and New Opportunities for Sub-Regional Cooperation: A Bangladesh Perspective

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mashfique Ibne Akbar Publication Period: September 2014 The paper analyses the potential opportunities between Bangladesh and Myanmar stemming from sub-regional cooperation. With the election of a new quasi-civilian government in 2011, doors have opened for the international community to make the most …

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CPD Working Paper 108 – Recent Developments in Myanmar: Opportunities for Sub-Regional Energy Cooperation

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributor: Deepti Mahajan Mittal Publication Period: September 2014 Download the Paper In the context of the political and economic changes that have marked Myanmar since 2010, this paper assesses the opportunities for sub-regional energy cooperation between four countries: Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar, with Myanmar as …

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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-CMI Paper 8: Political Parties in Bangladesh

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CPD-CMI Working Paper Series Contributors: Rounaq Jahan Publication Period: August 2014 This study provides an overview of the evolution of political parties since the birth of Bangladesh. It analyses and compares the ideology, organisational structure, leadership and support base of four major electoral political parties, Bangladesh Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), …

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CPD Working Paper 107 – Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Opportunities and Challenges for Bangladesh – Framework Issues

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Mehruna Islam Chowdhury and Saifa Raz Publication Period: June 2014 In the backdrop of rise in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in developing countries, particularly after the global financial and economic crisis, Bangladesh is still ambivalent in setting its strategies regarding it. The present study tries to explore …

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2013-14: Third Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2013-14: Third Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance This volume prepared under the Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) programme contains two reports that CPD prepared in view of the National Budget FY2014-15. The first chapter presents the third and final review of state of the economy by …

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CPD-CMI Paper 7: FDI in the Energy and Power Sector and Economic Growth in Bangladesh

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CPD-CMI Working Paper Series Contributors: Fahmida Khatun and Mazbahul Golam Ahamad Publication Period: November 2013 This study presents a discussion on the current energy and power situation of Bangladesh, and examines the causal relationship between FDI in the energy and power sector and economic growth of the country. Causality analysis …

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Paper 106 – Minimum Wage in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh: Definition, Determination Method and Levels

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Saifa Raz Publication Period: February 2014 Minimum wage in the RMG sector of Bangladesh is a debated issue, mainly due to lack of operational definition and method for calculation. This study is undertaken to  come up with a definition and method for calculation of the …

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CPD-CMI Paper 6: Finance for Local Government in Bangladesh: An Elusive Agenda

CPD-CMI Working Paper Series Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mobasser Monem and Umme Shefa Rezbana Publication Period: November 2013 This study, in the context of Bangladesh, explores the nature and extent of devolution of fiscal and financial powers to the city corporations/municipalities – the urban local government institutions. The study contends that …

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Paper 105 – Revisiting the PRSP Experience in Bangladesh: Perspectives on Representation, Accountability and Inclusiveness

Contributors: Fahmida Khatun, Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mustafizur Rahman Publication Period: October 2013 Given its political history and economic performance, Bangladesh emerges as an interesting case to study the nature of representation, extent of inclusiveness and degree of accountability of various actors in the process of designing and implementation of national …

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