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

Sajjad Zohir In association with M.A. Sattar Mandal, Nityananda Chakravorty and Mutasim Billah Mubde   Abstract: Historically, large investments, once resources are mobilized, is less of a concern than the difficulties faced in ensuring operation and maintenance (O&M). The adverse implications of poor O&M, of coastal embankments and the smaller infrastructures inside the catchment areas, are very significant. This paper focuses on coastal Polders and identifies the prerequisites for sustainable...

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A Framework to Assess Digital Transformation in a Technologically Less-Developed Country: Challenges and Opportunities in Bangladesh

Sajjad Zohir |   Abstract The journey towards a ‘digital world’, is often perceived in terms of three sequentially linked ‘phases’, digitization, digitalization and digital transformation. This paper considers digitalization as the process that transforms an analog world into a digital world. Subsequently, attempt is made to understand it’s dynamics in a technologically less developed country (TLDC). Two important departures from the dominant stands in the literature were made in...

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

Economic Research Group 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“. The overarching objective of this study was to recommend ways to scale up IT/ITES firms and leverage digital entrepreneurship and startups through skill development. To address this issue, the study reviewed the growth models of IT/ITES firms to highlight the role of skill...

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Renegotiations at Firm levels Comprehending effects of Covid-19

Research Brief Economic Research Group (ERG) June, 2020 The SARS-CoV2 pandemic, leading to deadly Covid-19, brought disruptions in inter-country as well as within-country flow of goods and services. ERG carried out a phone-based survey of 102 firms engaged in manufacturing and service sectors to assess, (i) extent of initial ‘shock’ faced, and (ii) coping strategies that involve renegotiations in work practices, rental contract of premises and in contracts with employees....

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Socially Responsible Financing: Guidance Note Drafting Initiative

A collaborative research by Bangladesh Bank and Economic Research Group Research Team: Dr. Sajjad Zohir and Anika Anjum, ERG Md. Akhtaruzzan, Ph.D. Executive Director (Research) and Md. Abdul Wahab, DGM, (Research), Bangladesh Bank Sponsored by: Bangladesh Bank  The objective of the study is to prepare a background (draft) paper upon reviewing literature and consulting with relevant stakeholders. The study is for the Core Group in Bangladesh Bank assigned to prepare an Operational...

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