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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? ... See More +

Newsletter 136052 APR 17, 2019

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Bangladesh Development Update : Towards Regulatory Predictability (English)

Bangladesh has maintained its robust growth performance. Exports and remittances have been buoyant. Agriculture had bumper harvests. Overall inflation has slowed as decelerating food inflation offset a pickup in non-food inflation. ... See More +

Working Paper 135838 APR 01, 2019

Hussain,Zahid; Mahmood,Syed A.; Khan,Nazmus Sadat; Alam,Afroza; Shahriar,Shegufta Disclosed

Accounting for Regional Differences in Mother and Child Health : Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand (English)

Using recent Demographic Health Survey data for Bangladesh and the neighboring Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, this paper reexamines the determinants of child wasting and maternal anemia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8798 MAR 28, 2019

Dasgupta,Susmita; Wheeler,David J. Disclosed

Old Age Allowance (English)

Bangladesh has seen significant declines in fertility and mortality following remarkable improvements in human development. The country’s population pyramid, once with a wide base representing a very large young population, is starting to see a burgeoning elderly population (defined as those ages sixty-two and older) who represented about 5 percent of the population in 2011i and is expected to grow to a staggering 20 percent of the population by 2050. ... See More +

Brief 135280 MAR 13, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Growing a Developing City : A Computable Spatial General Equilibrium Model Applied to Dhaka (English)

As one of world's fastest growing cities, Dhaka faces acute challenges in housing its growing population and developing a more productive economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8762 MAR 01, 2019

Bird,Julia Helen; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)

In the wake of the famine in 1974, the Government of Bangladesh, in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP), launched the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) program. ... See More +

Brief 135379 MAR 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 2) (English)

This issue focuses on Energy and features the following articles: Sustainable Energy Is Key to Achieving Global Development Goals; Charting the Diffusion of Power Sector Reforms across the Developing World; How Much Do Rural Households Benefit from Electrification? ... See More +

Newsletter 133966 FEB 07, 2019

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The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)

There are significant value chain linkages between India and Bangladesh, particularly in the textile and apparel sector. India specializes in the upstream segment, supplying such intermediate inputs as silk, cotton, yarn, and fabrics to Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8731 FEB 07, 2019

Kabir,Mahfuz; Singh,Surendar; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph Disclosed

Concept Note for Stopping Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Developing a Behavior Change Intervention Using Social Media (English)

Bangladesh has done remarkably well in terms of ensuring access to education for women, especially at primary level. The country's focus on education for female child evolved gradually and before independence, not much emphasis was placed in educating the female children. ... See More +

Report 136160 JAN 27, 2019

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Bangladesh : Food for Work, Work for Money, and Test Relief - Program Brief (English)

In the lean periods ahead of harvest, twice a year, when food shortages are most significant, the rural labor force has fewer employment and income generating opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 135297 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Bangladesh : Towards a Child Benefit Scheme - Program Brief (English)

Capitalizing on the early years is one of the most critical investments a country can make to break the cycle of poverty, address inequality and boost productivity in later life. ... See More +

Brief 135296 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Rahman,Aneeka Disclosed

How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas ? (English)

As in many countries around the world, subsidies to energy in Bangladesh impose a significant fiscal burden, with benefits that disproportionately accrue to high-income households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8677 DEC 17, 2018

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Pargal,Sheoli; Tsigas,Marinos E.; Sahin,Sebnem Disclosed

Bangladesh : Agricultural Insurance Solutions Appraisal Technical Report (English)

Agriculture is a key sector in Bangladesh, but it is highly exposed to risks. While agriculture is a source of employment and livelihood for nearly one in two adults in Bangladesh and contributes about 16 percent to GDP, it is highly exposed to natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 132999 DEC 17, 2018

Quayyum,Shah Nur; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re,Francesca; Sberro,Rachel; Stutley,Charles Disclosed

Bangladesh : Policy Options for Crop and Livestock and Aquaculture Insurance (English)

Agriculture is a key sector in Bangladesh, but it is highly exposed to risks. While agriculture is a source of employment and livelihood for nearly one in two adults in Bangladesh and contributes about 16 percent to GDP, it is highly exposed to natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 132875 DEC 12, 2018

Quayyum,Shah Nur; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re,Francesca; Sberro,Rachel; Stutley,Charles Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Bangladesh (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131583 OCT 31, 2018

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Bangladesh Development Update : Powering the Economy Efficiently (English)

Strong growth, driven by consumption and public investment, has continued. Macroeconomic stability is strained. Inflation has picked up, driven by food price increases initially and by non-food inflation more recently. ... See More +

Working Paper 130459 OCT 01, 2018

Hussain,Zahid; Zhang,Fan; Khan,Nazmus Sadat; Alam,Afroza; Shahriar,Shegufta Disclosed

Bangladesh - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

This debt sustainability analysis (DSA) fully updates the May 2017 joint IMF/WB DSA. Bangladesh’s risks of external debt distress and overall debt distress continue to be assessed as low. ... See More +

Working Paper 130850 OCT 01, 2018

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 1) (English)

This issue focuses on Health and Nutrition and features the following articles: The Critical Role of Health and Nutrition in Supporting Development; The Income Losses from Childhood Stunting—and the Returns to Nutrition Programs Aimed at Reducing It; Measuring Physical Activity to Investigate the Link between Health and Productivity; Bed Nets and Politics in Tanzania; Investigating the Joint Effects of Parenting and Nutrition on Child Development; How Do Targeted Cash Transfers Affect Nutrition among Nonbeneficiary Children? ... See More +

Newsletter 130188 SEP 26, 2018

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Do Sanitation Improvements Reduce Fecal Contamination of Water, Hands, Food, Soil, and Flies? : Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Bangladesh (English)

Sanitation improvements have had limited effectiveness in reducing the spread of fecal pathogens into the environment. The authors conducted environmental measurements within a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh that implemented individual and combined water treatment, sanitation, handwashing (WSH) and nutrition interventions (WASH). ... See More +

Journal Article 136139 SEP 26, 2018

Ercumen,Ayse; Pickering,Amy J.; Kwong,Laura H.; Mertens,Andrew; Arnold,Benjamin Ford; Benjamin-Chung,Jade; Hubbard,Alan Edward; Alam,Mahfuja; Sen,Debashis; Islam,Sharmin; Rahman,Md. Zahidur; Kullmann,Craig Phillip; Chase,Claire; Ahmed,Rokeya; Parvez,Sarker Masud; Unicomb,Leanne; Rahman,Mahbubur; Ram,Pavani K.; Clasen,Thomas; Luby,Stephen P.; Colford,John M. Jr Disclosed

Bangladesh Policy Notes : Enabling Export Diversification (English)

Bangladesh’s export growth has been remarkable. Bangladesh aims to generate $54.1 billion in export earnings by FY2020, a significant increase over the $35 billion earned in FY2015-16. ... See More +

Policy Note 130025 SEP 19, 2018

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136052 Newsletter
Bangladesh Development Update : Towards Regulatory Predictability (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135838 Working Paper
Accounting for Regional Differences in Mother and Child Health : Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand (English)
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MAR 28, 2019 WPS8798 Policy Research Working Paper
Old Age Allowance (English)
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MAR 13, 2019 135280 Brief
Growing a Developing City : A Computable Spatial General Equilibrium Model Applied to Dhaka (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 WPS8762 Policy Research Working Paper
Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135379 Brief
Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 133966 Newsletter
The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8731 Policy Research Working Paper
Concept Note for Stopping Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Developing a Behavior Change Intervention Using Social Media (English)
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JAN 27, 2019 136160 Report
Bangladesh : Food for Work, Work for Money, and Test Relief - Program Brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135297 Brief
Bangladesh : Towards a Child Benefit Scheme - Program Brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135296 Brief
How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas ? (English)
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DEC 17, 2018 WPS8677 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh : Agricultural Insurance Solutions Appraisal Technical Report (English)
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DEC 17, 2018 132999 Working Paper
Bangladesh : Policy Options for Crop and Livestock and Aquaculture Insurance (English)
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DEC 12, 2018 132875 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131583 Working Paper
Bangladesh Development Update : Powering the Economy Efficiently (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130459 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130850 Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 1) (English)
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SEP 26, 2018 130188 Newsletter
Do Sanitation Improvements Reduce Fecal Contamination of Water, Hands, Food, Soil, and Flies? : Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 26, 2018 136139 Journal Article
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Enabling Export Diversification (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130025 Policy Note