Development Studies

Privatisation in Bangladesh: An Agenda in Search of a Policy

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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395
ISBN: 
984 05 1704 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
241
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In recent years the process of privatisation of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), spanning over more than two decades, has come under increasing scrutiny of both experts and civil society in Bangladesh. Conceptual framework of privatisation of SOEs, efficacy of institutions to carry out privatisation related reforms and operationalisation of the privatisation policies have come to be questioned by both experts, and the general public.

Looking Outward: Bangladesh in the World Economy

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
International Relations and Security Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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275
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978 984 05 1716 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
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122
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In this book of three essays (emerging from lectures at BRAC University and Bangladesh Economic Association), Professor Nurul Islam examines the opportunities as well as risks Bangladesh faces in foreign trade, investment and labour export, first in the context of economic globalization and then in the regional context, in forging mutually beneficial economic relations with India. The book also contains an empirical analysis of Bangladesh's international image-in respect of economic performance and state of governance- with a significant bearing on her development prospects.

Economic Reform and Trade Performance in South Asia

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
South Asian Studies
Development Studies
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English
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550
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984 05 1731 7
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
407
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Across South Asia economic policy reforms were to accelerate growth by enhancing the countries internal and external competitiveness. To what extent did the sluggish trade performance of South Asian countries actually improve? To what extent have opportunities for regional trade and investment cooperation materialized in the more liberal post-reform context? Did inflows of foreign direct investment actually increase?

Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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350
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984 05 1501 2
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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250
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This is the first book that presents a comprehensive analysis of the apparel export industry of Bangladesh. Readymade garment exports from Bangladesh started modestly in the late 1970s primarily as a result of local initiatives. Soon the industry had the benefit of foreign collaboration in marketing, management and production.

Freedom from Debt: The Reappropriation of Development through Financial Self-reliance

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1443 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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178
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This important book deals with two issues: the emancipation of the Third World from the debt system and the re-appropriation of development by civil society through financial self-reliance. The author begins by analyzing the failure of 50 years of externally financed development. He shows how the foreign aid system- has had the perverse effect of downplaying the role of domestic savings and creating a chronic economic and technological dependency. It also subverted the political process in many countries by giving birth to a new class which Gelinas calls the aristocracy.

Challenges for Second Generation Microfinance: Regulation, Supervision and Resource Mobilization

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Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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525
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984 05 1536 5
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
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425
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Two decades of development practice have highlighted the importance of financial services in the fight against poverty. Accordingly microfinance organizations have scaled up their operations in many developing countries, with Bangladesh being a notable example. However, the traditional form of support for microfinance via donor grants and concessional loans is not sustainable.

The Budget and the Poor (2nd Impression)

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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390
ISBN: 
984 05 1496 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
309
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Annual budgets in developing countries in general are historically regarded as the intellectual output of the ivory tower economists and policy planners of these countries. It has been no different in Bangladesh where the budget-making process has largely remained a non-participatory exercise in terms of interacting with the representatives of the poorer sections of the society. The present work critically examines the annual budgets in Bangladesh with particular focus on the social sector and attempts to capture the perceptions of the poor people.

Freedom from Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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450
ISBN: 
984 70220 0038 7
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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283
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BRAC, arguably the world's largest and most successful NGO, is little known outside Bangladesh where it was established in 1972. Author Ian Smillie predicts, however, that this is bound to change. BRAC's success and the spread of its work in health, education, social enterprise development and microfinance dwarfs any other private, government or non-profit enterprise in its impact on tens of thousands of communities in Asia and Africa.

Microfinance Systems - Designing Quality Financial Services for the Poor

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Business Studies
Development Studies
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English
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450
ISBN: 
984 05 1505 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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283
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THIS BOOK was written as a result of repeated requests from practitioners and donor agencies in the microfinance field. It draws on the author's research and thirteen years of practical experience in Bangladesh, Philippines and East Africa, and on the large and growing microfinance literature.

Readings in Microeconomics

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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450
ISBN: 
984 05 1568 3
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
259
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UPL Readers Series is intended to contribute to the process of raising the competence and the vision of students of Bangladesh so as to enable them to come to grips with pioneering first hand research and expose them to advanced literature in their respective disciplines.] This book of Readings is intended to provide students in Bangladesh an introduction, from original sources, to the concepts and tools of modern microeconomics.

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