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Paper 7 – Experience with Implementation of WTO-ATC and Implications for Bangladesh

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mustafizur Rahman Publication Period: September 2000 This paper reviews the implementation of the Agreement on Textiles & Clothing (ATC), its implications for the future of Bangladesh’s apparel sector and some of the possible strategic response which Bangladesh could design in order to address the emerging challenges …

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Paper 6 – USA Trade and Development Act 2000: A Response from Bangladesh Perspective

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mustafizur Rahman Publication Period: June 2000 The present paper attempts to understand the various ramifications of the US TDA 2000, the United States Congress initiated, particularly with respect to Bangladesh. The paper lays out the backdrop of the issue, various provisions of the US TDA 2000, …

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Paper 5 – Bangladesh-EU Development Relationship: Major Features and Emerging Issues

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Saifur Rahman Publication Period: July 2000 The paper looks at the current status of Bangladesh-EU relationship, identifies the salient features of the new Cooperation Agreement, and looks at some of the important emerging challenges in the context of the evolving Bangladesh-EU relationship. The paper also focuses …

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Paper 4 – Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh: Absence of a National Framework, An Abundance of Donors’ Strategies

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Rashed Titumir Publication Period: June 2000 The paper highlights the problem that Bangladesh has never had a homegrown holistic dynamic strategic framework to combat poverty nor has a clearly articulated operational approach been developed to address the issue. Rather, agendas for poverty alleviation had remained largely …

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Paper 3 – Setting the Agenda for the Next WTO Round: Perspective from Bangladesh on the Seattle Ministerial Meeting

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman and Rashed Titumir Publication Period: January 2000 The paper seeks to project a civil society perspective on Bangladesh’s concerns and expectations regarding the upcoming Third WTO Ministerial Meeting. The paper focuses on the built-in agenda and highlights issues for the Seattle Ministerial; examines the implications …

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Paper 2 – Environmental Consequences of Structural Adjustment: Towards Sustainable Shrimp Culture in Bangladesh

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman and Fahmida Akter Khatun Publication Period: November 1999 The objective of the study was to (i) study the nexus between Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) and the growth of export-oriented shrimp culture in Bangladesh; (ii) analyse the environmental implications of shrimp culture; (iii) quantify and evaluate …

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