18 Jul 2021
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...
15 Jul 2021
Primary & Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh – A Framework to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 Research Team: Dr. Sajjad Zohir and Wasama A Khan Webinar presentation on 10 April 2021 organized by Economic Research Group
12 Jun 2021
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...
08 May 2021
Financing Products and Delivery Channels in Bangladesh:Opportunities & Challenges Research Report Author(s): Sajjad Zohir, Shafiun Shimul, Asad Karim Khan Priyo, Tariq Ali, K M Masnun Hossain Published by: Economic Research Group (ERG) [
21 Apr 2021
-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...
02 Mar 2021
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...
07 Jul 2020
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...
06 Jul 2020
Prepared by: Abu Hasnat Abdullah and Sajjad Zohir The Economic Research Group (ERG) had undertaken a survey of enterprises in May 2020 and the findings were reported in the Financial Express on June 11. The IT firms included in that survey were found to be in e-commerce, web development and other IT services, representing non-software IT firms (NSW-IT). Subsequently, another survey was administered in June on a sample drawn from...