Unnayan Onneshan Update September 2013

New Research Report

Industrial Sector: Sluggishness and Catching Up

This issue of Bangladesh Economic Update concentrates on the current situation and prospect of industrial sector. It also reviews the state of technology catching up. The industrial sector requires immediate attention due to sluggishness and policy ambivalence. The indicators of industrial performance such as industrial index, disbursement of term loan, opening and settlements of letter of credits (LCs), investment demand suggest sliding down. A number of recent policy and structural problems are associated with the sluggish performance of industry. Contractionary monetary policy, inadequate infrastructure, incompatible fiscal policy, unfavourable exchange and interest rates, loan scenario accompanied with some structural bottlenecks are found to have causal effect on the present floundering performance of the industrial sector.  More...

Reports in Media

Struggling industrial sector’s share growth in GDP to decline on New Age

Report of Unnayan Onneshan on Industrial sector on Kalerkantho

Industrial sector growth rate decelerates by 3.31pc On The Financial Express

Industrial sector sees sluggish growth on The Daily Sun

Ittefaq focuses on the monthly update of Unnayan Onneshan

BD’s industrial sector sees decelerating growth on UNBconnect

Industrial sector sees decelerating growth on The New Nation

Bonikbarta reports on UO’s monthly update on Industrial sector

Industrial sector sees sluggish growth on Natunbarta

Struggling industrial sector’s share growth in GDP to decline on Dhaka Mirror

BD’s industrial sector sees decelerating growth on Businessnews24bd.com

Industrial sector: sluggishness and catching up on NGO News

Dhakatimes24.com focuses on the industrial sector

Banglanews24.com reports on UO monthly update on Industry

Industrial sector shrinking in growth on Bangladesh First

Industrial Sector: Sluggishness and Catching Up on Energy Bangla

Per capita debt burden outpacing per capita GDP growth on New Age

Samakal focuses on Monthly Economic Update of UO

Kalerkantho reports on Unnayan Onneshan’s monthly Update

Per capita debt burden increasing’ on The Independent

Report of Janakantha on Debt and Deficit

Per capita debt burden increasing on UNBconnect

Per capita debt burden increasing on The Daily Sun

Ittefaq reports on Unnayan Onneshan’s Economic Update

Monthly update of UO in Amardesh

Per capita debt burden rising on The New Nation

Per capita debt burden increasing on banglanews24.com

Arthonitiprotidin reports on Deficit and Debt by UO

Unnayan Onneshan’s monthly updates on Manabzamin

Natunbarta focuses Deficit and Debt situation by UO

Report of UO on Deficit and Debt by Amadersomoy

Businesstimes24 talks on Unnayan Onneshan’s monthly update

Recent Research Report

Dynamics of Deficit and Debt

Forthcoming Report and Book

Book on ‘Measuring Multidimensionality: State of Poverty in Bangladesh 2013’ (Date of release 17 October, 2013 on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty)

 

Report on ‘Poverty, Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Production in Bangladesh’ coinciding World Food Day-16 October, 2013

 

 

Seminar on ‘Balance of Trade in Bangladesh’

An in-house seminar on ‘Balance of Trade in Bangladesh’ has been held on 1 October, 2013. , 2013 at 4.00 pm in Unnayan Onneshan’s conference room. Mr. Abdul Latif Mahmud, Researcher from Economic Policy Unit presented his paper focusing on the composition and performance of export and import, trends of foreign trade, sources of imports, directions of exports and the dynamic changes over the years along with the trends of export and import shares to GDP and balance of trade here. The Chair, Mr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir was present on the occasion along with other researchers of the organisation. In the end, The Chair conveyed his insightful observations for further progress followed by other audiences.

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New Books from UO

 

Exigency or Expendiency?

State of Bangladesh Economy and Development 2012-2013

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. More..

 

"Accumulation and Alienation State of  Labour in Bangladesh 2013. More.. 

 

"Institutions Matter: State of  Women in Bangladesh, 2013 More.. 

"Elusive Progress: State of Food Security in Bangladesh 2012" released on the World Food Day, 16 October 2012.  More...

"Decelerated Decline: State of Poverty in Bangladesh 2012" released on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2012. More...