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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; Raju,Dhushyanth; Govindaraj,Ramesh; Secci,Federica; Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze 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

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

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

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 - 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 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

Child marriage and fertility in Bangladesh (English)

The relationship between child marriage and fertility can be due in part to the socio-economic and cultural context in which girls who marry early tend to live. ... See More +

Brief 121579 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

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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
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 - 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 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
Child marriage and fertility in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121579 Brief