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

Research Team: Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Mushtaq Khalique, K M Masnun Hosain, Rafe Rais Hannan & Mutasim Billah Mubde The report is an exercise into understanding the changing IT environment with a specific focus on IT enabled services in Bangladesh. The first part of the report attempts to establish a framework for linking the labor market changes due to evolution in IT to subsequent skill demand. The framework will form the...

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Baseline Surveys to Track and Document Government Service Delivery Mechanism for Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF) Program Phase II

Research Team: Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo, Azraf Ahmed, Shihab Ahmed, Ahmed Adib, Nahaz Hashem, K M Masnun Hosain  Sponsored by: World Bank Group  The objective of the Baseline Surveys to Track and Document Government Service Delivery Mechanism for Investment Climate Fund (BICF) Program Phase II project is to conduct baseline surveys to track the government-to-business service delivery mechanisms of a set of government agencies related to the facilitation of investment...

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Impact of arsenic contamination in groundwater on poverty and choice of mitigation technology for rural communities in Bangladesh

Research Team: A K Enamul Haque, M. Zakir Hossain Khan and Joyashree Roy Sponsored by: South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) The study focuses on arsenic contaminated water in rural areas to understand three main objective. (i) to understand how household utilizes its resources and the condition of poverty when arsenic related illness occurs. (ii) the compensating measures taken by households and community. (iii) analyze precautionary and preventionary measures taken...

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