Economic Research Group

Economic Research Group (ERG) is a not-for-profit organization established for promoting education and research with a view to improving economic justice in society. ERG seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and policy analysis within the context of Bangladesh and other countries of South and Southeast Asia. It intends to extend the frontier of knowledge on developing economies by undertaking analytical research and promoting exchange of views on contemporary issues. Read More

Research Paper

A recently completed research paper on ‘A Framework to Assess Digital Transformation in a Technologically Less-Developed Country: Challenges and Opportunities in Bangladesh‘, written by Sajjad Zohir.          <<Read More>>


ERG hosts its Annual Winter Conference on December 26, 2022.  <<Read More>>


Forthcoming UNICEF publication:

Intersections between child labour and schooling in Bangladesh:
What we know from data and evidence
Sajjad Zohir, Susmita Dutta, Siddiqur Rahman, and Wasama Ahmed Khan


Training Need Assessment for the Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation Eco-System Development (DEIEDP)

ERG has recently completed a study titled “Human Resource Development for Scaling up IT/ITES Firms, and Leveraging Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovations-An Assessment of Training Needs.

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Sustainability and Financing of Water Management: Operations & Maintenance in Coastal Polders

ERG has signed a contract with Euroconsult Mott Macdonald to prepare a conference paper on the theme. The initiative is meant to support Implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan in Bangladesh 2100.

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Primary & Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh - A Framework to Assess the Impact of COVID-19

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IT Enabled Service in Bangladesh- Implications for Skill Demand and Labour Market.

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Socially Responsible Financing: Guidance Note Drafting Initiative

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Analysis and presentation of social security-related data in 2016

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MSE Financing Products and Delivery Channels

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Job Vacancy – Research Associate

ERG Current Vacancy

Research Associate
Job Description: ERG is in the process of undertaking a study addressing the skill gap for supporting the growth of high-tech and software technology parks of Bangladesh. For the purpose of (i) studying information technology services (ITS) and information technology-enabled services (ITES) skill demand, and also trend, in both local and international market, (ii) establishing sub-sector specific skill map, (iii) determining the existing as well as likely skill gaps, (iv) mapping skill gaps to global classification of relevant occupations, and (v) recommending processes and programs for addressing it, ERG has been looking for competent research associate/s. The potential candidate should have a good understanding of the nature of skills needed in different sub-sectors of ITS and ITES, both in the local and global context. The suitable candidate should have relevant experience and education (preferably in computer science and engineering with exposure to industry dynamics).
Please send your CV to

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ERG Winter Conference 2022

ERG Winter Conference 2022


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