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Analyzing Female Employment Trends in South Asia (English)

This paper studies employment patterns and trends in South Asia to shed light on determinants of extremely low female employment rates in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9157 FEB 19, 2020

Najeeb,Fatima; Morales,Matias; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C. Disclosed

Assessing Deprivation with an Ordinal Variable : Theory and Application to Sanitation Deprivation in Bangladesh (English)

The challenges associated with poverty measurement with a cardinal variable have received due attention during the last four decades, but there is a dearth of literature studying how to meaningfully assess poverty with an ordinal variable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9120 JAN 23, 2020

Seth,Suman; Yalonetzky,Gaston Disclosed

What Aspects of Formality Do Workers Value ? Evidence from a Choice Experiment in Bangladesh (English)

This study uses a choice experiment among 2,000 workers in Bangladesh to elicit willingness to pay (WTP) for job attributes: a contract, termination notice, working hours, paid leave, and a pension fund. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9108 JAN 13, 2020

Mahmud,Minhaj; Gutierrez,Italo A.; Kumar,Krishna B.; Nataraj,Shanthi Disclosed

Spatial Fairness Index : Measuring How Projects Reach their Intended Beneficiaries (English)

Portfolio Footprints compare sub-national data on World Bank portfolio allocations with indicators of need, including poverty. Such analyses allow a better understanding of the spatial distribution of Bank investments and whether these investments are reaching their intended beneficiaries. ... See More +

Brief 144986 JAN 01, 2020

Cesar,Sylvia Maria; Endara,Joaquin; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Agile Regulatory Delivery for Improved Investment Competitiveness in Bangladesh : Current State and Policy Options (English)

There is a growing consensus in both developed and emerging economies that to realize investments, a sound regulatory framework is critical. ... See More +

Report 146332 JAN 01, 2020

Grava,Lars Nikolajs; Ali,Miah Rahmat; Reaz,M. Masrur Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Benefits and Challenges of Employer-Supported Childcare in Bangladesh (English)

Access to good-quality jobs is a key lever of change for women, the companies they are associated with, and the communities they live in helping to boost economic growth and reduce poverty. ... See More +

Report 146336 NOV 30, 2019

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

The Continuum of Care for NCDs in Bangladesh : The Time to Act is NOW! (English)

In Bangladesh, non-communicable diseases (NCD) are responsible for 63 percent of disability adjusted life years. While the country has made important strides towards a policy environment which is conducive to NCD control, further focus and transformative action are required. ... See More +

Brief 145136 SEP 01, 2019

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

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Analyzing Female Employment Trends in South Asia (English)
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FEB 19, 2020 WPS9157 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing Deprivation with an Ordinal Variable : Theory and Application to Sanitation Deprivation in Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 23, 2020 WPS9120 Policy Research Working Paper
What Aspects of Formality Do Workers Value ? Evidence from a Choice Experiment in Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 13, 2020 WPS9108 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial Fairness Index : Measuring How Projects Reach their Intended Beneficiaries (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 144986 Brief
Agile Regulatory Delivery for Improved Investment Competitiveness in Bangladesh : Current State and Policy Options (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146332 Report
Tackling Childcare : The Business Benefits and Challenges of Employer-Supported Childcare in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 30, 2019 146336 Report
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
The Continuum of Care for NCDs in Bangladesh : The Time to Act is NOW! (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 145136 Brief
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