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The Effects of International Scrutiny on Manufacturing Workers : Evidence from the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh (English)

After the tragic factory collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013, the direct reforms and indirect responses of retailers have both plausibly affected workers in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9065 NOV 20, 2019

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Cho,Yoonyoung; Heath,Rachel Disclosed

Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes : Evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Despite Bangladesh's notable progress toward the eradication of open defecation, the country still faces severe deficits in the availability of improved sanitation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9059 NOV 18, 2019

Joseph,George; Hoo,Yi Rong; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana; Chellaraj,Gnanaraj Disclosed

Impact of Salinity on Infant and Neonatal Mortality in Bangladesh (English)

In this paper, the impact of salinity on maternal and child health in Bangladesh is analyzed using data from the Bangladesh Demographic Health Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9058 NOV 14, 2019

Joseph,George; Wang,Qiao; Chellaraj,Gnanaraj; Shamsudduha,Mohammed; Naser,Abu Mohammed Disclosed

Bangladesh Offers Model of Successful Clean Cooking Program (English)

ESMAP helped to identify and implement a successful market model for Bangladesh’s improved cookstoves program by building on successful models within the country, partnering with the local development-finance institution, and tapping into a network of local nongovernmental organizations to manufacture and distribute cleaner, more efficient cookstoves. ... See More +

Brief 143638 NOV 14, 2019

Kistler,Jacqueline Purtell Disclosed

Children Need Clean Water to Grow : E. Coli Contamination of Drinking Water and Childhood Nutrition in Bangladesh (English)

Water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions are increasingly recognized as essential for improving nutritional outcomes in children. Emerging literature describes the negative effects of poor sanitation on child growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9054 NOV 07, 2019

Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana; Hoo,Yi Rong Disclosed

Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (Vol. 2) : Background Papers (English)

Bangladesh has an inspiring story of reducing poverty and advancing development. Since 2000, the country has reduced poverty by half. In the last decade and a half, it lifted more than 25 million out of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 143200 OCT 31, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (English)

Bangladesh has an inspiring story of reducing poverty and advancing development. Since 2000, the country has reduced poverty by half. In the last decade and a half, it lifted more than 25 million out of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 143200 OCT 31, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Bangladesh (English)

Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143808 OCT 24, 2019

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Bangladesh - Seizing the Opportunity (English)

These Policy Notes seek to distill key findings from a broad range of World Bank Group engagements in Bangladesh, including policy dialogue, analytical work, strategic documents, project lending and trust funded activities. ... See More +

Report AUS0001140 OCT 07, 2019

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Bangladesh Development Update : Tertiary Education and Job Skills (English)

Bangladesh economic expansion continued in FY19, supported by rising exports and record remittances. Inflation remained within the 5.5 percent target, supported by bumper rice harvests. ... See More +

Working Paper 142479 OCT 01, 2019

Haven,Bernard James; Khan,Nazmus Sadat; Hussain,Zahid; Alam,Afroza; Shahriar,Shegufta Disclosed

Landscape Narrative of the Sundarban : A Summary (English)

The Sundarban, one of the world`s most important wetlands, sprawls across 10,000 square kilometers along the border of Bangladesh and India. The area is home to some of the poorest people in South Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper 142668 OCT 01, 2019

Chowdhury,Nishat Shahid; Pangare,Ganesh Disclosed

Summary Report : Round Table Discussion on Promoting Adolescent Nutrition in Bangladesh (English)

On March 8, 2018, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University (JPGSPH) and Shornokishoree Network Foundation (SKNF) with the support from the World Bank (WB) and UNICEF-Bangladesh hosted a round table discussion entitled ‘‘Promoting Adolescent Nutrition in Bangladesh’’ at Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) auditorium in Dhaka. ... See More +

Report 140970 AUG 21, 2019

Disclosed

Promoting Girl’s Nutrition in Early Adolescence : a last window of opportunity (English)

Adolescence is the second most crucial period of a child’s life in terms of physical growth and cognitive development. It is also a last opportunity to reverse growth faltering experienced during childhood. ... See More +

Report 140969 AUG 21, 2019

Disclosed

Investing in Adolescent Girls’ Nutrition in Bangladesh Situation Analysis of Trends and Ways Forward (English)

Adolescents are among the age groups most vulnerable to malnutrition and their situation requires priority attention. However, information on adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh is limited. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140971 AUG 21, 2019

Hyder,Ziauddin; Khan,Akib; Adams, Alayne M.; Ahmed, Nizam Uddin; Bente Kamal, Samiun Nazrin; Sutradhar, Ipsita; Hassan, Tanvir; Hossain, Mokbul; Khondker, Rudaba; Mridha, Malay Kanti; Mustaphi, Piyali; Chowdhury, Ireen A Disclosed

How Do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection? : The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh (English)

Many of the enterprises that make up Bangladesh’s dominant nonfarm sector (85 percent of GDP) are located in rural areas (World Bank 2015). Electrifying them can be a major driving force behind economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 139374 JUL 01, 2019

Samad,Hussain A.; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

Bangladesh - Safety Net Systems for the Poorest Project : Improving Delivery of Safety Nets (English)

The government of Bangladesh currently implements several public workfare and humanitarian assistance programs to support the poorest populations during periods of seasonal unemployment and to provide protection against disaster-induced shocks. ... See More +

Brief 141701 JUL 01, 2019

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Bangladesh - Additional Financing to the Second Reaching Out-of-School Children Project : Learning Opportunities for Displaced Rohingya Children (English)

Since August 2017, more than 745,000 Rohingya fled violence in Myanmar and took shelter in the Teknaf and Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, according to UN estimates. ... See More +

Brief 141700 JUL 01, 2019

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Bangladesh - Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project : Shelter from the Storm (English)

Due to the low and flat topography, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, especially in its coastal zones. From 1980 to 2000, nearly sixty percent of the deaths caused by cyclones worldwide occurred in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 141703 JUL 01, 2019

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Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project : Empowering Poor Mothers to Improve Child Nutrition (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty over the past two decades. Yet, the country is among the ten countries with the highest prevalence of malnutrition. ... See More +

Brief 141704 JUL 01, 2019

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Bangladesh - Municipal Governance and Services Project : Improving Service Delivery in Small Cities (English)

In South Asia, Bangladesh continues to witness one of the most rapid and unplanned urbanization. Yet, the cities, especially the district towns and municipalities offer inadequate infrastructure and low levels of urban services. ... See More +

Brief 141702 JUL 01, 2019

Disclosed

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The Effects of International Scrutiny on Manufacturing Workers : Evidence from the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 20, 2019 WPS9065 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes : Evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 18, 2019 WPS9059 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of Salinity on Infant and Neonatal Mortality in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 14, 2019 WPS9058 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh Offers Model of Successful Clean Cooking Program (English)
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NOV 14, 2019 143638 Brief
Children Need Clean Water to Grow : E. Coli Contamination of Drinking Water and Childhood Nutrition in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 07, 2019 WPS9054 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (Vol. 2) : Background Papers (English)
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OCT 31, 2019 143200 Working Paper
Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (English)
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OCT 31, 2019 143200 Working Paper
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143808 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Seizing the Opportunity (English)
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OCT 07, 2019 AUS0001140 Report
Bangladesh Development Update : Tertiary Education and Job Skills (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142479 Working Paper
Landscape Narrative of the Sundarban : A Summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142668 Working Paper
Summary Report : Round Table Discussion on Promoting Adolescent Nutrition in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 140970 Report
Promoting Girl’s Nutrition in Early Adolescence : a last window of opportunity (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 140969 Report
Investing in Adolescent Girls’ Nutrition in Bangladesh Situation Analysis of Trends and Ways Forward (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 140971 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How Do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection? : The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139374 Brief
Bangladesh - Safety Net Systems for the Poorest Project : Improving Delivery of Safety Nets (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 141701 Brief
Bangladesh - Additional Financing to the Second Reaching Out-of-School Children Project : Learning Opportunities for Displaced Rohingya Children (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 141700 Brief
Bangladesh - Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project : Shelter from the Storm (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 141703 Brief
Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project : Empowering Poor Mothers to Improve Child Nutrition (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 141704 Brief
Bangladesh - Municipal Governance and Services Project : Improving Service Delivery in Small Cities (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 141702 Brief