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Water and sanitation in Dhaka slums : access, quality, and informality in service provision (English)

Urban slum residents often have worse health outcomes compared with other urbanites and even their rural counterparts. This suggests that slum residents do not always benefit from the "urban advantage" of enjoying better access to health-promoting services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8552 AUG 15, 2018

Arias Granada,Yurani; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Yanez Pagans,Monica Disclosed

Toward Great Dhaka : a new urban development paradigm eastward (English)

A unique strategic opportunity beckons Bangladesh. Dhaka, the economic powerhouse of the country, stands on the cusp of a dramatic transformation that could make it much more prosperous and livable. ... See More +

Publication 128324 JUL 12, 2018

Bird,Julia Helen; Li,Yue-000316086; Rahman,Hossain Zillur; Rama,Martin G.; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Integrating variable renewable energy in the Bangladesh power system : a planning analysis (English)

Integration of large-scale variable renewable energy (VRE) generation resources -- wind and solar -- into national grids has been gaining importance as costs of these technologies, especially that of solar, continues to fall rapidly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8517 JUL 11, 2018

Bankuti,Miklos; Chattopadhyay,Debabrata; Song,Chong Suk Disclosed

Bridge to bigpush or backwash ? market integration, reallocation, and productivity effects of Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (English)

This paper uses a quasi-experimental study of a major bridge construction in Bangladesh to understand the effects of a large reduction in trade costs on the pattern of structural change and agricultural productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8508 JUL 09, 2018

Blankespoor,Brian; Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Xu,Lu - DECEE Disclosed

Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development : evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (English)

This paper studies the effects of a large reduction in transport costs on agricultural development in a developing country, with a focus on the interactions among the comparative advantage and transport costs of a location, and the transport intensity and value of a commodity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8509 JUL 09, 2018

Blankespoor,Brian; Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Xu,Lu - DECEE Disclosed

Bangladesh - Skills for tomorrow’s jobs : preparing youth for a fast-changing economy (Vol. 2) : policy brief (English)

In the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, skills development is important for Bangladesh more than ever to achieve a high-productivity growth and create more and better jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000069 JUL 01, 2018

Nakata,Shiro; Nagashima,Yoko; Rahman,Mokhlesur; Rahman,Tashmina; Chowdhury,Afra Rahman; Rahman,Muhammad Asahabur Disclosed

Technical education for better employment : policy note based on tracking survey of graduates of polytechnics – policy brief (English)

Greater access to high quality and relevant technical training opportunities is essential to reap the benefits of a growing youthful population and modern technologies. ... See More +

Brief 126840 JUN 04, 2018

Nakata,Shiro; Rahman,Tashmina; Rahman,Mokhlesur Disclosed

Toward a blue economy : a pathway for Bangladesh’s sustainable growth (English)

This report aims to synthesize the current theory and practice of the blue economy concept to govern economic activity linked to the ocean, and to provide a framework for the Government of Bangladesh to analyze its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 126654 MAY 08, 2018

Disclosed

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

Rahman,Mokhlesur; Nakata,Shiro; Nagashima,Yoko; Rahman,Tashmina; Chowdhury,Afra Rahman; Rahman,Muhammad Asahabur Disclosed

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

Closing the gender gap : opportunities for the Women's Mobile Financial Services Market in Bangladesh (English)

The report highlight the opportunities, problems, and challenges related to the financial inclusion of women through MFS adoption in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Working Paper 127980 MAR 01, 2018

Barooah, Prabir; Sahoo, Samveet; Bhat, Sunil; George, Denny 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

Disclosed

Employability of post-secondary TVET in Bangladesh : tracking survey of graduates of polytechnics (English)

With a bulging youth population, Bangladesh has a great opportunity to reap the benefits of the large and growing working population. Meantime, the country's labor market has been evolving. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000063 JAN 02, 2018

Nakata,Shiro; Rahman,Tashmina; Rahman,Mokhlesur 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

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

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Water and sanitation in Dhaka slums : access, quality, and informality in service provision (English)
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AUG 15, 2018 WPS8552 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward Great Dhaka : a new urban development paradigm eastward (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 128324 Publication
Integrating variable renewable energy in the Bangladesh power system : a planning analysis (English)
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JUL 11, 2018 WPS8517 Policy Research Working Paper
Bridge to bigpush or backwash ? market integration, reallocation, and productivity effects of Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8508 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development : evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8509 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Skills for tomorrow’s jobs : preparing youth for a fast-changing economy (Vol. 2) : policy brief (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 AUS0000069 Working Paper
Technical education for better employment : policy note based on tracking survey of graduates of polytechnics – policy brief (English)
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JUN 04, 2018 126840 Brief
Toward a blue economy : a pathway for Bangladesh’s sustainable growth (English)
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MAY 08, 2018 126654 Working Paper
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
Closing the gender gap : opportunities for the Women's Mobile Financial Services Market in Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 127980 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
Employability of post-secondary TVET in Bangladesh : tracking survey of graduates of polytechnics (English)
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JAN 02, 2018 AUS0000063 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
Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122943 Brief