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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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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 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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Paper 92 – State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2010-11 (First Reading)

Publication Period: January 2011 The contents of this report comprise of two core components. The first component reviews the macroeconomic situation of Bangladesh in the early months of FY2010-11, and focuses on a number of emerging trends having significance for macroeconomic management. The second component is dedicated to the scrutiny …

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Paper 90 – Bangladesh’s Export Opportunities in the Indian Market: Addressing Barriers and Strategies for Future

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Ashiqun Nabi and Tapas Kumar Paul Publication Period: July 2010 The paper examines the renewed opportunity for Bangladesh to expand her export market in India, and recommends a number of initiatives that could be taken to stimulate bilateral trade between the two countries. Examining …

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Paper 89 – Bangladesh and Regional Connectivity: Best Practices from Global Experiences

Contributors: Hasanuzzaman and Zeeshaan Rahman Publication Period: April 2010 This report has been prepared under the CPD-TRRPD programme. The paper argues that effective integration of the transport system in South Asia could contribute greatly by mainstreaming remote areas, thereby channeling benefit of economic development. In this context, it makes an …

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Paper 88 – Policy Agenda for Addressing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and Beyond

Contributors: Fahmida Khatun and A K M Nazrul Islam Publication Period: March 2010 This paper was prepared as the background paper for the dialogue on United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen: Issues and Concerns for Bangladesh, organised by the CPD on 18 November 2009, in Dhaka. Climate change …

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Paper 87 – Achieving Boro Rice Production Targets in FY2009-10: Challenges and Actions Required

Contributors: Uttam Deb, Nafisa Khaled, Subir Kanti Bairagi, Muhammad Al Amin, Mazbahul Golam Ahamad and Kaniz Tasnima Publication Period: March 2010 This paper was presented at a CPD organised dialogue on 23 December 2009, in Dhaka. The paper attempts to analyse the Boro production plan for FY2009-10, considering its special …

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Paper 86 – State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2009-10: From Stability to Accelerated Growth

Publication Period: January 2010 This Interim IRBD report of the CPD focuses primarily on the assessment of the performance of major macroeconomic indicators during July-December of the FY2009-10. It presents an analysis of the performance of the major macroeconomic indicators for the first few months of FY2009-10; identifies the strengths …

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Paper 85 – Current State of Doha Round Negotiations on Agriculture: Issues, Concerns and Strategies for Bangladesh

Contributors: Uttam Deb and Muhammad Al Amin Publication Period: December 2009 This report has been prepared under the CPD-TRRPD programme. The paper attempts to analyse the implications of various negotiating proposals put forward in the latest (6 December 2008) Revised Draft Modalities for Agriculture of the WTO. The paper reviews …

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Paper 84 – Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Bangladesh

Contributors: Syed Saifuddin Hossain, Uttam Deb and Muhammad Al Amin Publication Period: November 2009 This paper has been prepared under the CPD-ARTNeT collaboration. It focuses on the impact of IT on SMEs in order to reap the maximum possible benefits of global trade integration through effective trade performance. The overall …

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Paper 83 – Delivering on Budget FY2009-10: A Set of Implementation Issues

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Md. Ashiq Iqbal and Towfiqul Islam Khan Publication Period: September 2009 This paper attempts to facilitate the implementation of the national budget by identifying priorities, challenges and obstacles of the process. The study explicitly examines the prospects of domestic and foreign resource mobilisation for FY2008-09, along with …

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