As part of EDI’s Bangladesh Institutional Diagnostic, the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), in collaboration with Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and EDI is hosting a webinar “Bangladesh on the Brink of LDC Graduation: An Institutional Diagnostic” on 12 April 2021 at 4:00 PM- 6:30 PM Bangladesh Standard Time (GMT+6).

Officially launched in September 2018 in Dhaka, this project aimed to explore the role of key institutional areas in influencing economic growth and development within Bangladesh. Through identifying weak areas in various important institutions concerning banking, public finance, taxation, education, RMG industry and land administration, this study has the potential to reveal significant implications for policymaking. With the recent achievements of advancing towards lower-middle income country (LMIC) and developing country status, Bangladesh’s development trajectory is a unique success. However, to ensure that the economic development is sustainable and inclusive, it is crucial to identify poorly performing and dysfunctional institutions and the causes behind them. Thus, the main objective of this diagnostic is to propose reforms that will aid in overcoming the constraints and paving the path towards a sustainable economic future.

Professor Fran├žois Bourguignon, Former Chief Economist, the World Bank, and Chair Emeritus, Paris School of Economics, will present the main presentation during the webinar. The principal investigator of this study, Dr Selim Raihan Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and Executive Director of SANEM, will moderate the webinar and Dr Umar Salam, Senior Economist, Oxford Policy Management, will deliver the welcome remarks.

The webinar will be conducted through the web conference application, Zoom and broadcasted live on SANEM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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