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Dealing with Deceleration

State of Bangladesh Economy and Development 2013-2014 

SBED 2013-2014

The book unearths the existing and emerging factors behind the decelerated growth of the economy through probing into the macroeconomic policy regimes that have proved to be nefficacious in preventing the declining trends.

The recent decelerations in the growth of the economy are largely, as the book reveals, ttributed to the stagnation in savings and investment as well as the increasing gap etween the two variables, along with contractionary monetary policy-induced decline in the rivate sector credit growth, wrong diagnosis of the causes of inflation, increasing gap between he target and the actual collection of revenue, increasing per capita debt burden, falling ate of growth in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, frequent hikes in power tariff, eclining growth of export, dwindling growth of capital machineries import, and eterioration in the growth of remittance inflow. 

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Measuring Multidimensionality

State of Poverty in Bangladesh 2013 

Measuring-Multidimensionali

The book contains measurements of poverty through applications of major approaches, first of its kind in Bangladesh. Measuring poverty by a single indicator or approach namely ‘monetary approach’ falls short of representing the dynamics of poverty within a country.

The book reveals that the measurement of poverty is complex and there are various problems associated with the different approaches of measuring poverty. Hence, the chapters provide trends of poverty in Bangladesh and identify analytical limitations of the mainstream approaches and intervention strategies. Finally, the book proposes a set of indicators based on new five fundamental principles of rights, equality, justice, sustainability and partnership for development through historic responsibility for a zero-poverty post 2015 development framework. 

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Exigency or Expendiency?

State of Bangladesh Economy and Development 2012-2013

exigency or expendiency

The book, Exigency or Expediency? State of Bangladesh Economy and Development, 2012-13, an annual publication of Economic Policy Unit of Unnayan Onneshan unearths the major challenges Bangladesh economy has been facing in recent time, with particular emphasis on the 2012-13 fiscal year. It not only focuses on how omissions in policy choices have aggravated the situation but also provides exigent policy alternatives on how the economy can make a turn around. In its approach, the book employs a wide range of creative evidence-based perspectives as opposed to adhering to dogmatic positions.

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Growth or Contraction?

State of Bangladesh Economy & Development  2011-12growth or contraction

This book comes at a time when the Government of Bangladesh is making its final laps of the declaration of the national budget for the coming financial year. On the other hand, the country has been facing challenges towards attaining sustained economic growth via inclusive development. An effort has been made to find out a balanced approach on equalising growth and deficit reduction.

An attempt has also been pursued towards analysing developments in light of the recently adopted IMF-MEFP policies and prescriptions, in the backdrop of global debate on austerity and growth. The diverse interest groups concerned with the economic and social policy discourse is kept in mind too. Hence, the performance of the real and the social sectors of Bangladesh is presented in this volume, with special focus on the country’s macroeconomic situation.

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