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CPD Working Paper 112 – Advancing the Interests of Bangladesh’s Migrant Workers: Issues of Financial Inclusion and Social Protection

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Zafar Sadique, Estiaque Bari and Ummah Salma Publication Period: April 2016 Migration, and the consequent remittance flows, have wide-ranging implications for Bangladesh, particularly in terms of employment generation, foreign exchange reserves and balance of payments, household expenditure, savings and investment, and in general, for the overall development …

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CPD Working Paper 111 – Bali Ministerial of the WTO and the Way Forward Safeguarding LDC Interests

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Hosna Jahan Publication Period: September 2015 The paper critically examines the outcomes of the Bali Ministerial of the WTO, held in December 2013, from the lens of issues of interest and concern to the least developed countries (LDCs). In this backdrop, the paper undertakes an …

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CPD Working Paper 110 – Trade and Transport Facilitation in Bangladesh: An Audit of the State of Play

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleda Akhter and Naimul Gani Saif Publication Period: April 2015 This working paper embodies the results of trade and transport facilitation audit which was carried out in the Bangladesh context, as part of a South Asian regional study.The study documents the major developments …

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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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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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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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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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