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

Economic Research Group has signed a contract with the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) to conduct a Training Need Assessment for the Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation Eco-System Development (DEIEDP) under the Private Investment and Digital Entrepreneurship (PRIDE) Project. Besides reviewing various secondary literature to understand the current state of the IT/ITES sector of Bangladesh, the ERG team will also conduct interviews and consultations with relevant stakeholders and also profile the...

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12 Mar 2022
in Contemporary Issues

Virtual engagement with the government

Sajjad Zohir | The Business Standard | 14 July, 2021 |   Despite the Cabinet Division’s instruction to all government offices to conduct their official activities virtually, income tax office asked randomly selected regular taxpayers to be physically present at the office for audit A friend of mine received a notice from her income tax office mentioning that her tax file for the last assessment year was selected for audit...

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15 Jul 2021
in Contemporary Issues

আন্তর্জাতিক ব্যবস্থাপনার সংহতিকালে দুর্বল দেশের রাজনৈতিক অর্থনীতি

Sajjad Zohir | Daily Bonik Barta | 28 April, 2021 | কিছু স্বল্পোন্নত দেশের অভিজ্ঞতা এবং গত দুই দশকের বেশি সময় বিশ্বজুড়ে  যা ঘটেছে, তার নিরিখে আমি সমাজ, অর্থনীতি ও রাজনীতির অঙ্গনে পরিলক্ষিত কিছু নিয়ম বা সম্পর্কের উল্লেখ করব। এগুলোকে ধ্রুব সত্য না ভেবে পর্যবেক্ষণ গণ্য করে কয়েকটি ‘মন্তব্য’ হিসেবে উল্লেখ করব। মন্তব্যগুলোকে যুক্তিপরম্পরায় গ্রথিত করে দুর্বল দেশগুলোর সংকটের উৎস ও স্বকীয়তা রক্ষার সম্ভাবনার প্রতি আলোকপাত করব। প্রতিটি মন্তব্যের ওপর...

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08 May 2021
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Economics of Politics in a Weak Nation

-Sajjad Zohir- Reflecting on experiences around the world, this brief was prepared prior to making a presentation at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2007 and was shared with friends and colleagues back home. All mentions of time periods are with reference to 2007. ‘Global Governance’ was added to the title in 2021. Drawing upon experiences in some of the less developed countries and the happenings around the...

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02 Mar 2021
in covid19

Coping with the Pandemic: ERG follow-up study on non-IT Firms

Prepared by: Sarah Muniyat & Mutasim Billah Mubde Economic Research Group had administered a survey on 106 firms in May 2020 to investigate the impact of Covid-19 and associated mitigation strategies on businesses, in four domains – work orientation, adverse market conditions, rental contract renegotiation and employee contract renegotiation. A month later, in June 2020, two follow-up surveys were conducted. This paper presents findings from a matched sample of 63...

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07 Jul 2020
in covid19

Spread of Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Evidence from Reproduction Number

Susmita Dutta Recent graduate, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet. [The paper was presented at a webinar organised by Economic Research Group (ERG) on 29 June 2020.] Abstract   The study estimates time-dependent reproduction number of coronavirus in case of Bangladesh using incidence data from March 9, 2020 to June 25, 2020. The mean reproduction number is 1.40 (95% Cl 1.11, 1.73), which indicates expected continuation of outbreak in...

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06 Jul 2020
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