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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

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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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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Bangladesh Policy Note : Enhancing FDI through Investment Policy Reform (English)

The average annual FDI inflow in Bangladesh is significantly lower than comparable economies.Over the past decade (2007 to 2017), inflows have averaged at 0.9 percent of GDP in Bangladeshcompared with 3.0 percent in China, 5.5 percent in Ethiopia, 2.6 percent in The Philippines, 6.6 percent in Vietnam, 4.6 percent in Malaysia, and 2.1 percent in India. ... See More +

Policy Note 130023 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Notes : Back in Business to Create Jobs (English)

Bangladesh slipped one place to 177 in the Doing Business rankings for 2018. This is the second lowest among South Asian economies (Afghanistan is at 183). ... See More +

Policy Note 130026 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Notes : Export Diversification through Bonded Warehouse Reforms (English)

Benefits and rules of bonded manufacturing are often discretionary. Bonded manufacturing is a form of temporary admission, which is equivalent to suspended import duty. ... See More +

Policy Note 130022 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Note : Improving Regulatory Service Delivery (English)

Bangladesh has set up an ambitious target of attaining middle-income status by 2021. To achieve this objective, the economy needs to grow at a sustained rate of 7.5-8 percent annually and this would in turn require an increase in private investment to at least 26.6 percent of GDP from 22 percent in 2016-17. ... See More +

Policy Note 130021 SEP 19, 2018

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The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8580 SEP 12, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Enhancing Opportunities for Clean and Resilient Growth in Urban Bangladesh : Country Environmental Analysis 2018 (English)

Bangladesh has sustained robust economic growth, led by industrial development and urbanization, for the past three decades. In tandem with its economic development, country has been increasingly urbanizing led by the massive growth of Dhaka, the nation’s capital. ... See More +

Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) 129915 SEP 01, 2018

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The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131475 SEP 01, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Estimate of Revenue Foregone on Customs Duty in Bangladesh (English)

This note is a preliminary estimate of the revenue foregone under customs duty because of the various exemptions provided on imports. The estimates are intended as an input into the policy process that seeks to balance revenue raising measures, trade and tariff policy, and competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Note 129700 AUG 29, 2018

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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

Policy Note on Options for a Carbon Tax in Bangladesh (English)

Carbon taxes can be win-win for Bangladesh. They can help show the world that Bangladesh is serious about climate mitigation, boosting the country’s influence in international negotiations and helping it to access financing and technology promised during the COP-21. ... See More +

Policy Note 129699 AUG 01, 2018

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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
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
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Enabling Export Diversification (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130025 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Note : Enhancing FDI through Investment Policy Reform (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130023 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Back in Business to Create Jobs (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130026 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Export Diversification through Bonded Warehouse Reforms (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130022 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Note : Improving Regulatory Service Delivery (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130021 Policy Note
The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 WPS8580 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing Opportunities for Clean and Resilient Growth in Urban Bangladesh : Country Environmental Analysis 2018 (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129915 Country Environmental Analysis (CEA)
The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131475 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimate of Revenue Foregone on Customs Duty in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 29, 2018 129700 Policy Note
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
Policy Note on Options for a Carbon Tax in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129699 Policy Note