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Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data : coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures (English)

The rank-based measures of intergenerational mobility have become increasingly popular in economics literature. Recent evidence shows that rank-based measures are less affected by measurement error and life-cycle bias compared with other standard measures such as intergenerational regression coefficient and intergenerational correlation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8414 APR 18, 2018

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Does workfare work well ? the case of the employment generation program for the poorest in Bangladesh (English)

Evidence on the effectiveness of workfare as an anti-poverty program in developing countries is weak compared with the relatively well-established role of public works during economic crisis as a social safety net. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8395 APR 02, 2018

Cho,Yoonyoung; Ruthbah,Ummul Hasanath Disclosed

Bangladesh development update : building on resilience (English)

Industrial production and services growth remained resilient. Inflation has accelerated, primarily due to supply shocks. Monetary policy has been accommodative. ... See More +

Working Paper 125061 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Skills for tomorrow’s jobs : preparing youth for a fast-changing economy (English)

The skills for tomorrow’s Jobs in Bangladesh attempts to address key skills challenges and identifyopportunities in the backdrop of fast technological and economic changes. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000069 MAR 31, 2018

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Too small to be beautiful? : the farm size and productivity relationship in Bangladesh (English)

This paper examines the agricultural productivity–farm size relationship in the context of Bangladesh. Features of Bangladesh's agriculture help overcome several limitations in testing the inverse farm size–productivity relationship in other developing country settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8387 MAR 28, 2018

Gautam,Madhur; Ahmed,Mansur Disclosed

Health and nutrition in urban Bangladesh : social determinants and governance (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to health and nutrition, increasing child immunization rates while reducing the incidence of malnutrition and communicable diseases, as well as infant and maternal mortality rates. ... See More +

Brief 123133 FEB 02, 2018

Disclosed

Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, west Bengal and Odisha, 1877-2016 : a spatiotemporal analysis (English)

Recurrent cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal inflict massive losses on the coastal regions of Bangladesh and India. Information on occurrences and severities of cyclones is necessary for understanding household and community responses to cyclone risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8316 JAN 24, 2018

Bandyopadhyay,Sunando; Dasgupta,Susmita; Khan,Zahirul Huque; Wheeler,David J. Disclosed

Bangladesh Development Forum 2018 brochure (English)

Bangladesh is known globally for its considerable success in reducing poverty and advancing development. With a vibrant economy that has grown at more than 6 percent per year in the last decade, Bangladesh reduced extreme poverty to 13.8 percent in 2016 from 44.2 percent in 1991 (based on the international 1.90 dollars per capita per day poverty line). ... See More +

Brief 123150 JAN 10, 2018

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Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)

Bangladesh has maintained an impressive track record on growth and development. However, even with a growing economy there is still widespread poverty and underemployment motivating many Bangladeshis to migrate in search of better opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 122943 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Flood risk management in Dhaka : a case for eco-engineering approaches and institutional reform : Flood risk management in Dhaka : acase for eco-engineering approaches and institutional reform (English)

The main objective of this study is to propose recommendations for addressing flood risks in Greater Dhaka. This is based on an analysis of flood risks facing the city, historical analysis of decision-making about flood risk management, and institutional and political economy analysis. ... See More +

Working Paper 123888 JAN 01, 2018

Pillai,Poonam; Siercke,Guillermo A.; Kazi,Swarna; Belle,Arati Disclosed

Sustainable banking network (SBN) : country progress report - addendum to SBN global progress report : Bangladesh (English)

Market-based sustainable finance initiatives led by members of the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) have made significant progress in directing the financial sector toward sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 124223 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Health and nutrition in urban Bangladesh : social determinants and health sector governance (English)

Urbanization is occurring at a rapid pace in Bangladesh, accompanied by the proliferation of slum settlements, whose residents have special health needs given the adverse social, economic, and public environmental conditions they face. ... See More +

Publication 122330 DEC 28, 2017

Frere,Jean-Jacques; Secci,Federica; Govindaraj,Ramesh; Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze; Raju,Dhushyanth Disclosed

Health and nutrition in urban Bangladesh : social determinants and governance (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals related to health and nutrition, increasing child immunization rates while reducing the incidence of malnutrition and communicable diseases, as well as infant and maternal mortality rates. ... See More +

Working Paper 122294 DEC 24, 2017

Secci,Federica; Govindaraj,Ramesh; Raju,Dhushyanth; Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze; Frere,Jean-Jacques Disclosed

Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh (English)

Mangrove forests can reduce the vulnerability of adjacent coastal lands from storm surges by slowing the flow of water. Although the potential utility of mangroves in disaster risk reduction is increasingly recognized by coastal managers, efficient use of this ecosystem-based protection is often hindered by the scarcity of location-specific information on the protective capacity of mangroves. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8251 NOV 21, 2017

Islam,Md. Saiful; Huq,Mainul; Khan,Zahirul Huque; Hasib,Md. Raqubul; Dasgupta,Susmita Disclosed

Mini grids in Bangladesh : a case study of an incipient market (English)

The study’s objective is to understand what regulatory settings governments may adopt to scale up electrification through private development of mini grids, drawing on the experience of these six jurisdictions; provide technical assistance to four countries that want to further develop their mini grids framework; and disseminate findings and recommendations globally to inform successful mini grids regulation. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121828 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Bangladesh (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120833 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh (English)

Child malnutrition in Bangladesh exceeds WHO's threshold for public health emergencies. Using more than 36,000 records from several waves of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, the research focuses on the socioeconomic determinants of household consumption of all animal-source foods; the socioeconomic determinants of fish consumption, given its importance in the Bangladeshi diet; and the impact of observed consumption patterns on mortality and resistance to infectious diseases for children in their first years of life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8217 OCT 13, 2017

Dasgupta,Susmita; Mustafa,Mohammed Golam; Paul,Tapas; Wheeler,David J. Disclosed

Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)

Development institutions and governments agree on the need to start early when it comes to children’s healthy development. Early childhood is a critical time for both the brain and body, and it’s important that children receive appropriate nutrition, health, stimulation and socio-emotional support in this period. ... See More +

Brief 121111 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

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Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data : coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8414 Policy Research Working Paper
Does workfare work well ? the case of the employment generation program for the poorest in Bangladesh (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8395 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh development update : building on resilience (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125061 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Skills for tomorrow’s jobs : preparing youth for a fast-changing economy (English)
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MAR 31, 2018 AUS0000069 Working Paper
Too small to be beautiful? : the farm size and productivity relationship in Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 28, 2018 WPS8387 Policy Research Working Paper
Health and nutrition in urban Bangladesh : social determinants and governance (English)
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FEB 02, 2018 123133 Brief
Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, west Bengal and Odisha, 1877-2016 : a spatiotemporal analysis (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 WPS8316 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh Development Forum 2018 brochure (English)
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JAN 10, 2018 123150 Brief
Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122943 Brief
Flood risk management in Dhaka : a case for eco-engineering approaches and institutional reform : Flood risk management in Dhaka : acase for eco-engineering approaches and institutional reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123888 Working Paper
Sustainable banking network (SBN) : country progress report - addendum to SBN global progress report : Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124223 Working Paper
Health and nutrition in urban Bangladesh : social determinants and health sector governance (English)
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DEC 28, 2017 122330 Publication
Health and nutrition in urban Bangladesh : social determinants and governance (English)
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DEC 24, 2017 122294 Working Paper
Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8251 Policy Research Working Paper
Mini grids in Bangladesh : a case study of an incipient market (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121828 ESMAP Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120833 Working Paper
The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8217 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121111 Brief
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)