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Paper 98 – Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2011-12 (Second Reading)

Publication Period: March 2012 This paper takes stock of the performance of the national economy in certain key areas covering the first six months of FY2011-12 (July-December 2011). The review sets the stage by analysing the most recent trends in the global and regional economies and tries to interpret their …

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Paper 97 – Assessing the Impact of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis on Bangladesh: An Intervention Analysis

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Shouro Dasgupta and Dwitiya Jawher Neethi Publication Period: March 2012 The global financial and economic crisis had a lagged impact on the economy of Bangladesh, resulting in declines in export, import, FDI and foreign aid inflows. All these had concomitant negative effects on the country’s various socio-economic …

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Paper 96 – Liberalising Health Services in South Asia: Implications for Bangladesh

Contributors: Fahmida Khatun and Mazbahul Golam Ahamad Publication Period: March 2012 The paper assesses the implications of liberalising health services in Bangladesh under the proposed South Asian Framework Agreement on Services (SAFAS). It explores the challenges and potentials of trade in health services under each Modes of the GATS for …

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Paper 95 – Stabilising the Capital Market of Bangladesh: Addressing the Structural, Institutional and Operational Issues

Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Md. Tariqur Rahman Publication Period: March 2012 The capital market of Bangladesh is passing through a period of extreme volatility, uncertainty and grave crisis. This paper provides a brief review of the problems that characterise the capital market in Bangladesh; carries out a critical review …

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State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2010-11 and Outlook for FY2011-12

As in earlier years, the IRBD FY2010-11 volume of CPD highlights major developments in the economy of Bangladesh, and flags emerging challenges confronting macroeconomic management for the relevant fiscal years. The present volume in its various chapters presents an assessment of Bangladesh’s macroeconomic performance in FY2010-11, and identifies the major …

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Paper 94 – Adopting Transfer Pricing Regime in Bangladesh: Rationale and Needed Initiatives

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Shabbir Ahmed and Towfiqul Islam Khan Publication Period: November 2011 Transfer pricing has tended to remain an under researched area in Bangladesh. The objective of this paper is to raise awareness about the issues and to propose a basis for adoption of a transfer pricing regime …

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Paper 1 – Traditional Market Institutions and Complex Exchange: Exploring Transition and Change in the Bangladesh Rice Market

Contributor: K A S Murshid Publication Period: September 2011 This paper explores the unaddressed question of how the large, complex paddy-rice market in Bangladesh is able to solve the problem of complex exchange, faced by the dominant rice millers and brokers (aratdars) who face the most complex risks. It explores …

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CPD Research Monograph 7 – Trade Facilitation in Bangladesh through Simplification of Business Processes and Procedures

Cross-border trade and transactions require a number of steps and procedures that need to be completed. The related exercise engages several actors and requires a number of documents at various stages of the supply chain. Country-level and regional experiences indicate that removal, mergence and rationalisation of many of the involved …

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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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Paper 93 – Global Market Opportunities in Export of Jute

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Nafisa Khaled Publication Period: April 2011 The study analyses the global trends in trade in raw jute and jute goods (export and import) over the past years, particularly focusing on the Bangladesh performance; captures the changes in both sourcing and destination; analyses the state of competition …

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