International Economic Relations and Trade


The Unnayan Onneshan continues to focus on multilateralism, international financial institutions, international development frameworks and international trade. The UO engages, independently or in alliance with like-minded groups and networks, in proposing reforms of multilateral systems and organisations including IFIs and advance new ideas relating to development organisations, architectures, frameworks and goals. As regards international trade, Bangladesh economy has to withstand high tariffs, non-tariff barriers and non-trade measures. This is compounded by concentration of a few product and a few destination countries. This will further aggravate by lessening of preferences enjoyed by the country as a least developed country (LDC), when it moves in to the category of a developing country. The UO focuses its research on complexities relating to managing transition from LDC to a developing one.

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Date  Title
2013  Growing Together Sustainably : A Zero-Poverty Post-2015 Development Framework
2006 Plunging into Food Insecurity - Multilateral Liberalisation in Agriculture and the Concern of Net-  food Importing Countries: The Case of Bangladesh
2006 Demystifying Effectiveness of Market Access for LDCs: A Case Study of Bangladesh Apparel  Exports to the USA
2005  Undercutting Small Farmers: Rice Trade in Bangladesh and WTO Negotiations
2005   The Role of IMF in Policy Making in Bangladesh
2005   Slippery Slopes: How Hong Kong Empowers Rich Countries to Choke the LDCs – A Rapid  Assessment
 2005 Unkept Promises: Non-agricultural Market Access at the WTO - A Case Study of  Apparel Trade  of Bangladesh
2004   Barriers to Access to Public Services for the Urban Poor: An Enquiry into Dhaka Slums
2003   Learning for Skills Formation and Employability: A Strategic Framework for Informal Sector in  Bangladesh
2003  Spinning the Chain; Lost in the Queue - International Restructuring and Bangladesh Women  Garment Work
2003  Policy (in) Coherence in European Union Support to Developing Countries
                                                     IFI Watch Bangladesh
Bangladesh Working Group on International Financial Institutions and Trade Organisations   

2009 / Vol. 6, No. 1                

 Agriculture Subsidies: Govt. Pledges vs. IFIs’ Aversion

2008 / Vol. 5, No. 3

 Credit to Agriculture and the FCBs

2008 / Vol. 5, No. 2

 Coal Policy and Concern over Future Energy Security of Bangladesh

2008 / Vol. 5, No. 1

 Stakeholder Perceptions on the Aid Effectiveness of Multilateral Organisations

2006 / Vol. 3, No. 2

The Development Disaster: Waterlogging in the Southwest region of Bangladesh

2006 / Vol. 3, No. 1

People’s Costing for Donors’ Wasting: A tale of Sundarban Biodiversity Conservation Project

2005 / Vol. 2, No. 2

 WTO and Agricultural of Bangladesh(in Bengali)

2005 / Vol. 3, No. 3

 WTO and Non-Agricultural Market Access (in Bengali)

2005 / Vol. 2, No. 1

 The Making of the Bank and the Fund above the Law in Bangladesh

2004 / Vol. 2, No. 1

 The World Bank and the Question of Immunity

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