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

Advancing the Interests of Bangladesh’s Migrant Workers feat

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


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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Paper 73 – The Micro Level Impact of Foreign Remittances on Incomes in Bangladesh: A Measurement Approach Using the Propensity Score

Contributor: M W R Khan Publication Period: November 2008 This paper is an attempt to carry out a statistical study on the effect of remittances on per capita income, which has a direct implication on the welfare of households.  The author argues that such an effort is necessary in order …

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Paper 54 – Delivering on the PRSP in Bangladesh: An Analysis of the Implementation Challenges

Contributor: Debapriya Bhattacharya Publication Period: November 2005 This paper analyses the implementation challenges facing the Bangladesh poverty reduction strategy as articulated in the document Unlocking the Potential: National Strategy for Accelerated Poverty Reduction. The paper seeks to identify issues which warrant close scrutiny from the perspective of efficient and effective …

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Paper 22 – Financial Sector Reforms in Bangladesh: The Next Round

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Toufic A Choudhury Publication Period: April 2003 During the run-up to the last national elections, CPD launched a Task Force on Financial Sector Reform which prepared a set of recommendations for consideration by the newly elected government. The new incumbent government, after assuming the responsibility, has …

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Paper 18 – Corporate Responsibility Practices in Bangladesh: Results from a Benchmark Study

Publication Period: December 2002 This paper aims to provide useful insights in understanding the overall corporate responsibility status in the corporate world of Bangladesh as well as to obtain perception of the relationship of corporations with civil society, its workers and the consumers. The study, thereby, recognises the valuable views …

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Paper 16 – Privatisation in Bangladesh: An Agenda in Search of a Policy

Contributor: Rehman Sobhan Publication Period: August 2002 The paper documents experiences of the actual privatisation scenario of Bangladesh over the last 20 years. It also looks at the expanding compass of privatisation, its underlying problems, and reviews the evidence. The paper also discusses implications of the approach to privatisation in …

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Paper 10 – CPD’s Pre-Election Policy Briefs: Results from the Identification Exercise

Contributors: Rehman Sobhan and Debapriya Bhattacharya Publication Period: February 2001 The paper documents various consultations conducted by the CPD during the last quarter of the year 2000 to identify specific issues to be taken up for the purpose of preparing the pre-election policy briefs. The paper provides suggestions to improve …

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