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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 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

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 - Country snapshot (English)

Bangladesh’s economic growth continued to be healthy, driven by industrial production and services, but the external current account balance turned negative as exports weakened, remittances plummeted and import payments rose. ... See More +

Working Paper 120416 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh development update : towards more, better and inclusive jobs (English)

The economy is moving forward at a strong pace despite internal and external headwinds. Poverty reduction underpinned by job creation has continued, albeit at a slower pace due to lower remittances, flat exports, higher food prices and adverse natural shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 120089 SEP 27, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh development update : towards more, better, and inclusive jobs (English)

The objective of this report is to share perspectives with the Government of Bangladesh, think tanks and researchers, the public as well as the Bank’s senior management on the state of the economy, outlook, risks, progress on structural policy reforms, and key challenges the economy is currently facing. ... See More +

Working Paper 120107 SEP 01, 2017

Hussain,Zahid; Islam,Sheikh Tanjeb; Mohona,Sabiha Subah; Shahriar,Shegufta Disclosed

Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest (English)

Public works programs can be effective safety nets if they help allocate resources toward poor households. By setting wages lower than market rates public works programs identify poor households reasonably well. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8178 AUG 29, 2017

Sharif,Iffath Anwar; Ruthbah,Ummul Hasanath Disclosed

Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)

Arsenic contamination in shallow groundwater aquifers remains a major barrier to providing access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been shown to cause serious health impacts, including various cancers, skin lesions, neurological damage, heart disease, and hypertension. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8172 AUG 24, 2017

Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana Disclosed

Report on visit to power plants (English)

The mission was informed that the discussion with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the power plant is ongoing to ensure the plant to operate in FGMO. ... See More +

Working Paper 117777 JUL 27, 2017

Iqbal,Ali M. Disclosed

SABER tertiary education country report : Bangladesh 2017 (English)

SABER-Tertiary Education is a diagnostic tool to assess how education systems perform and to identify priorities for reforms at the national level. ... See More +

Working Paper 119786 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Fast, easy, and cheap job matching : social networks in Bangladesh (English)

This paper uncovers the reason why social networks are used in a job market. The data are novel: a nationally representative matched employer-employee data set in Bangladesh with detailed information, including direct measures of the use of social networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8107 JUN 20, 2017

Matsuda,Norihiko; Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Achieving universal access to electricity is one of the most important energy policy goals set by governments in the developing world. The recent empirical literature, however, paints a mixed picture about the economic viability of rural electrification. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8102 JUN 12, 2017

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This study uses novel household survey data that are representative of Bangladesh's large cities, and of slum and nonslum areas within the cities, to investigate the effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors on early child growth in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8094 JUN 08, 2017

Raju,Dhushyanth; Kim,Kyoung Yang; Nguyen,Quynh T.; Govindaraj,Ramesh Disclosed

Beyond dualism : agricultural productivity, small towns, and structural change in Bangladesh (English)

This paper uses a framework that goes beyond rural-urban dualism and highlights the role of small town economy in understanding structural change in a developing country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8087 JUN 06, 2017

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

Bangladesh power system reliability and efficiency improvement project : Technical mission (English)

The development objective of the Power System Reliability and Efficiency Improvement Project for Bangladesh is to improve the reliability and efficiency of the power system in Bangladesh through optimization of dispatch operation. ... See More +

Working Paper 117778 MAY 19, 2017

Iqbal,Ali M. Disclosed

The influence of non-cognitive skills on wages within and between firms : evidence from Bangladesh's formal sector (English)

Many employers and employees believe that non-cognitive skills are an important contributor to labor market success. This study has assessed the empirical evidence for such a claim in the case of Bangladesh by evaluating unique employer-employee matched labor market data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8053 MAY 04, 2017

Nomura,Shinsaku; Adhikari,Samik Disclosed

Tales of skills : success stories of beneficiary graduates under STEP (English)

Skilling the youth of Bangladesh has become the number one development goal. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has a high potential to contribute to the human development and economic growth which has vividly acknowledged in the National Education Policy (2010), 7th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) and National Skills Development Policy (2011). ... See More +

Publication 114152 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)

This paper describes the design of a multi-stage stratified sample for the Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016/17. This survey instrument will be used by the Government of Bangladesh to estimate reliable poverty and welfare statistics at three different levels: (i) annual estimates at the district level, (ii) quarterly estimates at the national level, and (iii) annual estimates at the division level for urban and rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7989 MAR 02, 2017

Ahmed,Faizuddin; Roy,Dipankar; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Seasonality of rural finance (English)

Simultaneity of borrowing, withdrawal of savings, and loan defaults due to the pronounced seasonality of ag-riculture often leads to investment failure of rural financial institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7986 FEB 28, 2017

Khandker,Shahidur R.; Samad,Hussain A.; Badruddoza,Syed Disclosed

Building the Human Capital of Tomorrow - An Impact Evaluation of the Early Childhood Stimulation Program (English)

This policy note examines the status of Early Childhood Development (ECD) efforts in Bangladesh and presents the results of a rigorous impact evaluation of an ECD program. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS20849 FEB 16, 2017

Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

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The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8217 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120416 Working Paper
Bangladesh development update : towards more, better and inclusive jobs (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 120089 Working Paper
Bangladesh development update : towards more, better, and inclusive jobs (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120107 Working Paper
Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8178 Policy Research Working Paper
Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 WPS8172 Policy Research Working Paper
Report on visit to power plants (English)
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JUL 27, 2017 117777 Working Paper
SABER tertiary education country report : Bangladesh 2017 (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 119786 Working Paper
Fast, easy, and cheap job matching : social networks in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 WPS8107 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 WPS8102 Policy Research Working Paper
Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8094 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond dualism : agricultural productivity, small towns, and structural change in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8087 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh power system reliability and efficiency improvement project : Technical mission (English)
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MAY 19, 2017 117778 Working Paper
The influence of non-cognitive skills on wages within and between firms : evidence from Bangladesh's formal sector (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8053 Policy Research Working Paper
Tales of skills : success stories of beneficiary graduates under STEP (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114152 Publication
Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7989 Policy Research Working Paper
Seasonality of rural finance (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 WPS7986 Policy Research Working Paper
Building the Human Capital of Tomorrow - An Impact Evaluation of the Early Childhood Stimulation Program (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 ACS20849 Working Paper