Unnayan Onneshan Update January 2014

New Research Report

Monetary Policy Statement (January - June, 2014): An Assessment

The present issue of the Bangladesh Economic Update focuses on the currently announced half-yearly Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the period of January-June of FY 2013-14, by the central Bank, Bangladesh Bank (BB). The Update examines the current MPS in the background of falling growth in private sector credit, which leads to lower investment demand, resulting in lower economic growth in the country for the last three years in a row. In addition, the Update explicates the issue of rising inflationary pressure in the economy as well as implications on the common people.
The rate of growth of actual disbursement of credit to the private sector in July to September, 2013-14 over July to September, 2012-13 were 10.18 percent, representing a 5.32 percentage point gap.  More...

Reports in Media

Low Credit to Pvt Sector Harms Economy: Unnayan Onneshan Stress on harmonizing fiscal, monetary policies on Daily Sun

Ittefaq reports Low credit to Pvt Sector Influences GDP

Unnayan Onneshan Suggests Growth Inducing Monetary Policy: Kaler Kantha reports

The Financial Express reports, “Unnayan Onneshan projects lower GDP growth”

BB’s contractionary approach to hit pvt sector credit: UO on New Age

Unnayan Onneshan opines: The Monetary Policy is Not Creative and Independent on daily Samakal

The Independent reports: Unnayan Onneshan projects lower GDP growth

Economists for BB vigilance on inflation risk - Unnayan Onneshan projects lower GDP growth

Unnayan Onneshan projects lower GDP growth on UNB Connect

Inflation Increases, New Monetary Policy is not Growth Inducing report on Orthoniti Protidin

Bangladesh Chronicle reports: Unnayan Onneshan projects lower GDP growth

Recent Research Report

Declining Growth: Mismatches in Fiscal and Monetary Management- Half Yearly Assessment of the Economy of Bangladesh

Forthcoming Report and Event

An In-house Seminar on ' Child Domestic Worker’ (February, 2014)


An In-house Seminar on ' Wage Pattern and Working Hours of domestic Worker’ (February, 2014))


Seminar on ‘Women Domestic Workers’

An in-house seminar on ‘Women Domestic Workers’ has been held on 26 January, 2014 at 4.00 pm in the conference room of Unnayan Onneshan. Junior Research Assistant Md.Ayub Ali from the Social Policy Unit presented his paper focusing on the factors involving the women in domestic work along with finding the rights women are getting as a labourer in their domestic work in Bangladesh. In the end, The Chair, Mr.Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir conveyed his insightful observations to enrich the paper followed by other audiences.


Seminar on ‘Migrant Domestic Workers in Bangladesh’

An in-house seminar has been held on 26 January, 2014 at 4.30 pm in the conference room of Unnayan Onneshan. On this occasion, Md. Al Amin Islam, Junior Research Assistant from the Social Policy Unit presented his paper on ‘Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh’. The paper aims to represent a valuable attempt to fill the gap by providing empirical knowledge through research on the lives and living conditions of the migrant domestic workers. The seminar was followed by an active question-answer session participated by all the researchers of the organisation. In the end, the Chair, Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir conveyed his insightful comments on the topic to develop the research work further.

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