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Investment Promotion, Infrastructure and Enterprise Development

The focus of this research component is to track the investment scenario in Bangladesh and analyse various incentives and policy measures that inform business environment in Bangladesh. Analysing the impact of public sector reforms also remains a focus of continuing interest under this programme.


As part of the aforesaid programme, since 2001, CPD has been conducting “Executive Opinion Surveys” as inputs to the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR), an annual publication brought out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) (better known as the Davos Forum). A structured questionnaire that covers various aspects of business, commerce and investment in Bangladesh is administered among major entrepreneurs and key business people of the country to elicit the required information. Findings from the surveys were regularly presented to the media through press briefings.