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Protecting Bangladesh's migrant labourers
Construction workers
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This 4th edition of the Protifolon series sheds light on important reforms and actions concerning labour migration from Bangladesh. It is clear that the government has undertaken serious reforms in certain areas but new areas are constantly emerging. The government may consider declaring 2012-2021 the decade of migration and undertake necessary policies and programmes to face the emerging challenges in the migration sector and to promote safe labour migration from Bangladesh.

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Welfare gains from regional economic integration in Asia: ASEAN+3 or EAS
S.K. Mohanty; S Pohit / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2007
The experiences of Asian countries suggest that the region has substantial economic potentials and synergies between these countries and they can be better tapped with comprehensive economic cooperation. With this approach formation o...
Brazilian economy: recent evolution and new perspectives for South-South cooperation
L.M.P Lima / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2007
Brazilian economic stagnation of the early 1980s mirrors that of the other Latin American countries. Thus, comparison on the economic data for the whole of Latin America from 1980 up to today and those of the 1950-1980 period, reveals...
WTO and Trade in Electronically Delivered Software (EDS): emerging challenges and policy options - an Indian perspective
S Chaturvedi; S. K Mohanty / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2007
As the globalisation has intensified and the outreach of internet has expanded, the digitalisation of the trade has assumed new dimensions. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including the electronic commerce is being ...
Intellectual property regime, indigenous knowledge system and access and benefit sharing: drawing lessons from Kani case
S Chaturvedi / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2007
Since the adoption of Doha Declaration, relationship between indigenous knowledge system (IKS) and TRIPs related issues have come at the centre stage as most of the members of World Trade Organisation (WTO) have emphasised on delineat...
Deepening India–Bangladesh economic cooperation: challenges and opportunities
P De; B.N. Bhattacharyay / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2007
In recent years, South Asia has received growing attention as a region that is integrating successfully into the global economy. To maximise the benefits in terms of faster growth and poverty reduction, the region will need to strengt...
Regional cooperation and integration prospects in Asia
R Nag / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2007
There is indeed a strong opportunity for South Asian countries to benefit from intensifying regional ties. As a regional policy dialogue becomes stronger and barriers are gradually eliminated, or at least substantially reduced, econom...
The WTO’s Doha negotiations: an assessment
B.L Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2008
The lure of big benefits from successful conclusion of the multilateral negotiations and the risks of bilateral and regional routes if these negotiations fail should not be taken by the developing countries as determining factors in t...
Towards an Asian “Bretton Woods” for restructuring of the regional financial architecture
R Agarwala / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2008
Despite a plethora of programs for increased financial co-operation in Asia, there has been very little real progress in developing a regional architecture for financial co-operation in Asia. While the risks of repetition of 1997-98 s...
East Asian infrastructure development in a comparative global perspective: an analysis of RIS infrastructure index
N Kumar; P De / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2008
Development of infrastructure is one of the key priorities of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. By constructing an Infrastructure Index for 104 countries comprising all the EAS members, this paper examines the levels of infrastructure...
Econometric modeling of world oil supplies: terminal price and the time to depletion
K. Mohaddes / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
The exhaustion of oil is an important shortcoming in a growing world economy where real output is expected to rise over the foreseeable future. This paper develops a novel approach by which to identify the price of oil at the time of ...
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