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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


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


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


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


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


Bangladesh Policy Notes : The Rise of Special Economic Zones in Bangladesh (English)

The government recognizes that inadequate basic infrastructure and a severe shortage of accessible land discourages greenfield investments and industrial development.Bangladesh has one of the world’s most cost competitive, sizeable supply of labor, ideal for labor-intensive production in sectors such as garments, footwear, leather products and toys. ... See More +

Policy Note 130041 JAN 01, 2018


Possible Expansion of IBRD/IDA Lending Over Presently Planned Levels : Bangladesh Policy Notes : Modernizing Tariff Policy (English)

Policy Note 130337 JAN 01, 2018


Bangladesh Policy Notes : Unpredictable Regulatory Practices (English)

The current regulatory environment in Bangladesh discourages the entry of innovative businesses.Entrepreneurs face a myriad of regulatory barriers including an absence of laws and regulations that clarify the rules of the game for new activities (regulatory gaps), and conflicting definitions and interpretations (regulatory ambiguity).Typically, rules and regulations are announced without prior notice, consultation or impact assessment. ... See More +

Policy Note 130042 JAN 01, 2018