Bangladesh: Inclusive growth and good governance
The overall objective of the programme is institutional research co-operation on issues relevant to the poor in Bangladesh, support policy-relevant research and to build capacity that may contribute to improved governance and inclusive growth in Bangladesh.
Research focus is on inclusive growth and good governance. The areas to be covered:
- food security and poverty
- governance in energy
- the role of human capital in private sector development
- parliament and political parties
- democracy and corruption
This is a a three-year research and capacity building programme between the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh, and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangladesh. CMI has more than 50 years’ experience in research, consultancy and capacity building in Bangladesh.
In addition to institutional co-operation, the key objective is to identify main obstacles and suggest remedies for problems of democratic institutionalisation and poverty reduction. The Programme will also contribute to capacity and knowledge building in both Bangladesh and Norway.
This new co-operation programme will enable CMI to strengthen its country-specific competence, but it will also make it possible for CMI to create and support a broader network of researchers and students working in and on Bangladesh. Dissemination and research communication are key components.
CPD and CMI will also collaborate with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).
Democratic Dynasties? Internal Party Democracy in Bangladesh
Returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig and Khondaker Golam Moazzem
Journal of Asian Economics
Fiscal decentralisation in developing countries: Lessons for Bangladesh
Expanding foreign investment in the energy sector: Challenges and risks for Bangladesh?
Arne Wiig, Ivar Kolstad
Digging in the dirt? Extractive industry FDI and corruption
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig
Economics of Governance
Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants
Mustafizur Rahman, Mazbahul Golam Ahamad, A K M Nazrul Islam, Muhammad Al Amin
Parliament of Bangladesh: Boycotts, business, and change for the better
The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability
Rounaq Jahan and Inge Amundsen
The ‘Secret Loans Affair’ and Political Corruption in Mozambique
Adriano Nuvunga and Aslak Orre
Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation
What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Sam Jones and Inge Tvedten
Inter-group interaction and attitudes to migrants
Mintewab Bezabih, Sosina Bezu, Tigabu Getahun, Ivar Kolstad, Päivi Lujala, and Arne Wiig
Justifiable energy injustices? Exploring institutionalised corruption and electricity sector “problem-solving” in Ghana and Kenya
Festus Boamah, David Aled Williams, Joana Afful
Energy Research and Social Science
Resettlement capacity assessments for climate induced displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia
Solomon Zena Walelign, Susan L. Cutter and Päivi Lujala