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CPD-CMI Paper 5: Does Democracy Impact Economic Growth? Exploring the Case of Bangladesh – A Cointegrated VAR Approach

CPD-CMI Working Paper Series Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Shouro Dasgupta and Dwitiya Jawher Neethi Publication Period: September 2013 The key socioeconomic indicators of Bangladesh have apparently experienced improvement since the advent of a new phase of democracy in 1991. This paper examines the impact of democracy on economic growth in Bangladesh …

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Paper 104 – Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the Global Value Chain (GVC): Trends, Determinants and Challenges

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Khondaker Golam Moazzem Publication Period: August 2013 The paper, based on a review of available literature and empirical evidence, has pointed out that the opportunities for the least developed countries (LDCs) to participate in the global values chains (GVCs) are expanding discernibly. However, the analyses show …

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Paper 103 – China and the Least Developed Countries: An Enquiry into the Trade Relationship during the Post-WTO Accession Period

Contributor: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Farzana Misha Publication Period: August 2013 In the post-WTO accession decade, China’s trade relationship with the least developed countries (LDCs) has undergone significant transformation. In this context, the present paper seeks to analyse trends, nature and determinants of the evolving trade relationship between China and the …

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Paper 102 – Innovation and Additionality for Development Finance: Looking at Asia

Contributor: Rehman Sobhan Publication Period: July 2013 The issue of introducing innovation in financing came into discussion at Monterrey in response to the recurring failure of most developed countries to live up to their commitment to enhance flows of official development assistance (ODA) to the developing countries in order to …

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2012-13: Second Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance

Bangladesh Economy in FY2012-13: Second 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 FY2013-14. The first chapter presents the second and final review of state of the economy for …

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State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2011-12 and Outlook for FY2012-13

State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2011-12 and Outlook for FY2012-13 The volume captures key developments in the Bangladesh economy in FY2011-12 and anticipates early signals of FY2012-13. It includes three analytical chapters and one dialogue report as an annex. Chapter 1 puts forward an assessment of Bangladesh’s macroeconomic performance …

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Paper 101 – Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13 (First Reading)

Publication Period: April 2013 The present interim review of macroeconomic performance of Bangladesh focuses on the developments during the first few months of FY2012-13, and reviews the movements of major macroeconomic indicators in view of the targets set for the fiscal by various policy documents. The paper also contains two …

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Paper 100 – Technological Upgradation in the Jute Mills of Bangladesh: Challenges and Way Out

Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Kishore Kumer Basak and Md. Tariqur Rahman Publication Period: November 2012 In view of the recent rise of global demand for jute goods and consequent revitalisation of jute manufacturing sector in Bangladesh, the paper has examined the market potentials of jute goods at local and international …

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Paper 99 – Framework for the Proposed Comprehensive Trade Policy for Bangladesh

Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Nazneen Ahmed, Syed Nasim Manzur and Mehruna Islam Chowdhury Publication Period: October 2012 The paper has been prepared for the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of Bangladesh to formulate the Trade Policy Framework which will serve as the benchmark document for the Comprehensive Trade Policy …

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Paper 3 – Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Mazbahul Golam Ahamad, A K M Nazrul Islam and Muhammad Al Amin Publication Period: September 2012 The paper analyses the indices of trends and patterns of India-Bangladesh bilateral agriculture trade, and estimates the short and long-run elasticities of the determinants of this trade by using descriptive statistics …

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2011-12: Third Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance

CPD, under the Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) programme, carried out the regular exercise of reviewing the macroeconomic performance and anticipation of key emerging developments during FY2011-12, and released three interim reviews. This volume contains the third and final report that was released in June 2012. It addresses a …

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