Economic Transformation and
Social Development in Bangladesh

EPW Special Issue
Reprints from Economic and Political Weekly, September 04-10,2004.
Vol XXXIX No 36

Seminar organized by Economic Research Group and East West University

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.

Founded under Section 28 of the Companies Act of 1994, ERG plans to remain committed to the rules of transparency, and to democratic values.  Activities of ERG are guided by the broad principle of promoting socially responsible market economy. In particular, ERG aims at analyzing policy prescriptions of the governments of Bangladesh and in South Asia to improve their effectiveness and to ensure long-term efficiency of resource utilization.


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Economic Transformation and Social Development in Bangladesh
Isher J Ahluwalia
Wahiduddin Mahmud

Macroeconomic Management From Stabilisation to Growth?
Wahiduddin Mahmud

NGO Sector in Bangladesh: An Overview
Sajjad Zohir

Trade, Food Aid and Food Security
Paul Dorosh

Development Achievements and Challenges
Isher J Ahluwalia
Zahid Hussain

Rice Economy of Bangladesh
Raisuddin Ahmed

Rural Non-Farm Economy
Mahabub Hossain

Impact of Trade Liberalisation
Sadiq Ahmed
Zaidi Sattar

Indo Bangladesh Economic Relations
Nurul Islam

Grameen Bank, Microcredit and Millennium Development Goals
Muhammad Yunus

Structural Dimensions of Malgovernance
Rehman Sobhan

Achieving Universal Primary Education and Eliminating Gender Disparity
Naomi Hossain, Naila Kabeer

Health and Population: Making Progress under Poverty
Simeen Mahmud

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