Food and Agricultural Issues and Programmes: Some Suggestions for the National Budget 2017-18

Food and Agricultural Issues and Programmes: Some Suggestions for the National Budget 2017-18

Quazi Shahabuddin    I. Food-Friendly Programme for the Ultra-Poor: How to Make It More Effective? Despite considerable progress in poverty reduction in Bangladesh with respect to hardcore poverty, the absolute number of hardcore poor continues to remain quite significant, about 20 million. Those belonging to this group of people are chronically underfed and extremely vulnerable […]

Employment in National Budget 2017-18: Pre-Budget Thoughts on Selected Issues

Employment in National Budget 2017-18: Pre-Budget Thoughts on Selected Issues

by Rushidan Islam Rahman, Centre for Development and Employment Research, Dhaka, April 2017 IntroductionEconomics is all about choices. The choices among contrasting policies become glaring in the days preceding the announcement of the national budget every year. Suggestions on budgetary priorities come from various directions which often may push forward contrasting agenda. This brief note […]