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Paper 82 – Recent Monetary Policy Statement of Bangladesh Bank (July 2009): An Analytical Commentary

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Towfiqul Islam Khan Publication Period: September 2009 This CPD paper examines the appropriateness of the monetary policy of the country (for July-December 2009 period) in view of the emerging challenges in the areas of inflation control, price stabilisation and exchange rate management, and at the same …

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Paper 80 – Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh: A Preliminary Assessment

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Syed Saifuddin Hossain Publication Period: March 2009 This paper is a preliminary output of the study on Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh: A Rapid Assessment. The study is being conducted as part of a …

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Paper 78 – Jute Manufacturing Sector of Bangladesh: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options

Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Md Tariqur Rahman and Md Abdus Sobhan Publication Period: January 2009 This paper is an output of the study on Performance of the Jute Sector in Bangladesh: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options. The study has been conducted as part of CPD’s Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development …

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Paper 77 – Environment Related Trade Barriers and the WTO

Contributor: Fahmida Khatun Publication Period: January 2009 This paper was presented at the Regional Conference on Trade, WTO and Sustainable Development: A Cause for Concern? organised by the Asia WTO Research Network from 23-24 April 2007, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The paper looks at some of the environment-related trade measures …

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Paper 76 – Accra Conference on Aid Effectiveness: Perspectives from Bangladesh

Contributor: Fahmida Khatun Publication Period: November 2008 This paper seeks to articulate the perspectives from Bangladesh as an aid-recipient country on the evolving international aid system, and more particularly on the Accra agenda. Based on secondary information from various sources, this paper briefly discusses the changing aid scenario and its …

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Paper 75 – Macroeconomic Implications of Social Safety Nets in the Context of Bangladesh

Contributors: Md Ashiq Iqbal, Towfiqul Islam Khan and Tazeen Tahsina Publication Period: November 2008 The major objective of this paper is to look into the overall impact of the existing safety net programmes on poverty reduction in Bangladesh, in terms of the persisting inequality. It also discusses a number of …

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Paper 74 – Poverty-Environment Nexus: An Investigation of Linkage and Policy Implications

Contributors: Manzoor Elahi Chowdhury and Sarwar Uddin Ahmed Publication Period: November 2008 This paper is based on a study attempted to understand the relationship between poverty and environment which was conducted in the Tangail district in Bangladesh. The findings are based on site visits, interviews, and a small questionnaire survey. …

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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 72 – Public Expenditure, Employment and Poverty in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis

Contributor: Gazi Mainul Hassan Publication Period: November 2008 This paper aims to establish a link between public expenditure, employment and poverty reduction. It empirically tests the propositions for data available in Bangladesh. After reviewing relevant literature, this paper develops an analytical framework and applies it to analyse the impact of …

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Paper 71 – Addressing Regional Inequality Issues in Bangladesh Public Expenditure

Contributors: Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud, Syed Naimul Wadood and Kazi Sabbir Ahmed Publication Period: November 2008 This paper examines the declared public investments made under the ADP and seeks to answer whether the public expenditure in Bangladesh successfully addresses the regional income inequality problem, and the nature of political biasness of …

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Paper 70A – Global Trade in T&C after the MFA Phase-out: Emerging Trends and Challenges for Low Income

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Asif Anwar, Fida-e-Tashfia and Zebulun Kreiter Publication Period: October 2008 The paper examines the first-out impact of the MFA phase-out, the most important agenda in the global trade of textiles and clothing. It attempts to capture the impact of quota derestriction by reviewing the changes in market …

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Paper 70 – State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2007-08 and Some Early Signals Regarding FY2008-09 (First Reading)

Publication Period: October 2008 As Bangladesh entered into the second quarter of FY2008-09, a number of challenges confronted the economy. The confidence generated through the strong resilience, demonstrated by overcoming the formidable difficulties faced in FY2007-08 in terms of consecutive natural disasters and volatile global price situation for a few …

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Paper 69 – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) XII: Outcomes and Subsequent Priorities for Bangladesh and other LDCs

Contributors: Kazi Mahmudur Rahman and Hasanuzzaman Publication Period: July 2008 This paper focuses on the UNCTAD XII Conference that took place in Accra, Ghana during 20-25 April 2008. In view of the worldwide volatile price situation of essential commodities, alongside the deadlock in the Doha Round of the trade negotiations, …

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Paper 68 – State of the Bangladesh Economy and an Analysis of the National Budget for FY2008-09

Publication Period: June 2008  This paper analyses major proposals in the budget with a view to assess the implications of the FY2008-09 budget proposals for the economy, highlights the challenges of implementation of the proposed measures, and identifies areas where additional interventions would be required.

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