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

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

ByRushidan Islam RahmanCentre for Development and Employment ResearchDhakaApril 2017Introduction
Economics is all about choices. The choices among contrasting policies become glaring in thedays preceding the announcement of national budget every year. Suggestions on budgetarypriorities come from various directions which often may push forward contrasting agenda.This brief note is intended to touch upon a few selected issues related to employmentgrowth which are of general concern and to examine their linkages with the national budgetformulation process in general and the forthcoming budget (2017-18) in particular.