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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Economics of Rice Residue Burning in the South-West region of Bangladesh

Lead Researcher: Mohammed Ziaul Haider Sponsored by: South Asian Network For Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) The study advocates the short term benefit of rise residue burning for the farmers, despire the fact that it produces carbon emission and burning rise fields adds little or no value to social welfare. This study develops a strategy to manage crop residue for the farmers because using rise residue in household activities like cooking adds...

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