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External factors such as export, import, remittances and foreign aid have always played important roles to Bangladeshs economy, though the relative importance of various external factors has changed over time. This study has analysed the trend, structure and changing features of the external...
The paper is the output of a Tracking Mission to Geneva by the senior CPD researchers. The paper makes an analysis of the state of play of negotiations at the WTO under the Doha Round as of March 2008. It takes stock of the emerging trends of negotiations in various areas, such as agriculture,...
This paper reviews the developments in WTO negotiation on agriculture in the light of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration. It has critically analysed the decisions and negotiating proposals adopted through the Declaration. The paper has also analysed possible impacts of the adopted decisions...
This paper reviews the state of negotiations as regards agriculture and the developments in the context of the July Package. The paper also brings out the major points of contentions and analyses possible impacts of various negotiating proposals for Bangladesh’s agricultural sector and its...
The paper presents a comparative picture of the cost of production and prices of major crop sector outputs, and presents an assessment of India’s agriculture trade policies. Data and analyses presented in this paper will be useful in designing appropriate policies for protecting the interests...
This paper attempts to facilitate the implementation of the national budget by identifying priorities, challenges and obstacles of the process. The study explicitly examines the prospects of domestic and foreign resource mobilisation for FY2008-09, along with an evaluation of the growth...
The present paper, based on a review of available literature and empirical evidence, has pointed out that the opportunities for the least developed countries (LDCs) to participate in the global values chains (GVCs) are expanding discernibly. However, the analyses show that the LDCs remain...
Given its political history and economic performance, Bangladesh emerges as an interesting case to study the nature of representation, extent of inclusiveness and degree of accountability of various actors in the process of designing and implementation of national development plans. While a...
In the post-WTO accession decade, China’s trade relationship with the least developed countries (LDCs) has undergone significant transformation. In this context, the present paper seeks to analyse trends, nature and determinants of the evolving trade relationship between China and the LDCs....