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BIDS Research Almanac, 2016

BIDS Research Almanac, 2016 was held on 7th and 8th December in Dhaka. This annual research dissemination program was organized with a view to discussing the recent research findings of BIDS Researchers. In the whole span of the two-day event, 11 papers and five posters were presented in five technical sessions i.e. Labour Employment and Skills, Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Business Environment and Exports and Social Development. The event was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Planning Minister Mr. A H M Mustafa Kamal, FCA, MP and prominent personnel from various socio-economic scopes were present in the event. The closing session, “Bangladesh and the World: Changing Dynamics” was focused mainly on dramatic changes in the global economy and was chaired by Dr. K A S Murshid, Director General of BIDS. Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Hon’ble Adviser to the Prime Minister, International Relations Affairs was the Chief Guest in this session along with Dr. Shamsul Alam (Member, General Economic Division, Planning Commission) as the Session Chair and Dr. Zahid Hussain (Lead Economist, World Bank), Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya (Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue) and Prof. S R Osmani (Department of Economics, University of Ulster) as the Distinguished Panelists.

Technical Session 1: Labour Employment and Skills   Youtube_logo

Paper 1: Labour Market, Human Resource Development and Skill Gap in Bangladesh: Macro Level Issues

Dr. Rushidan Islam Rahman,  Find the Presentation here

Paper 2: Analysis of Skills Gap: Findings from Ten Sectors

Dr.  K A S  Murshid,  Find the Presentation here

Technical Session 2: Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy   Youtube_logo

Paper 1: Subsidy in Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh

Dr. Monzur Hossain and Dr. Mohammad Yunus,  Find the Presentation here

Paper 2: Petroleum Import: Experience of Bangladesh

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed,  Find the Presentation here

Technical Session 3: Agriculture  Youtube_logo

Paper 1: Rice Prices and Growth and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh

Dr. K A S Murshid and Dr. Mohammad Yunus,  Find the Presentation here

Paper 2: Inclusive Market Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Fisheries, Vegetable, Seed and Fertilizer Sectors in Bangladesh

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed and Dr. Harunur Rashid Bhuyan,  Find the Presentation here

Technical Session 4: Business Environment and Exports  Youtube_logo

Paper 1: How Do Exporters Cope With Violence? Evidence from Political Strikes in Bangladesh

Dr. Kazi Iqbal and Mr. Reshad Ahsan,  Find the Presentation here

Paper 2: Impact of Natural Barriers on Export Competitiveness of Fruits and Vegetables

Dr. S M Zahedul Islam Chowdhury,  Find the Presentation here

Technical Session 5: Social Development  Youtube_logo

Paper 1: Disadvantaged Women and Access to Healthcare

Dr. Anwara Begum,  Find the Presentation here

Paper 2: Health, Education and Labour Market Outcomes in Bangladesh

Dr. Mainul Hoque,  Find the Presentation here

Paper 3: Impact of Primary Education Stipend on Household and School Level Outcomes in Bangladesh

Dr. Mohammad Yunus and Ms. Siban Shahana,  Find the Presentation here

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