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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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Attitude of female teachers towards religious minorities: a case study of KPK female madrassas
A Naz / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2011
Pakistani society comprises people belonging to different cultures, religions and ethnic backgrounds. Ninety five per cent of the population is Muslim while the other five per cent belongs to other religions (these are known as religi...
Experiments with industrial policy: the case of Pakistan
SS Hussain; V Ahmed / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2011
In today’s post-industrial era high performing economies have information technology and high value added services as their drivers of growth and for Pakistan to catch up, the long suppressed industrial and manufacturing sectors...
IMF stand-by arrangement for Pakistan and its inconclusive end- what went wrong?
SN Hyder / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2012
Pakistan economy, after having witnessed an impressive rate of growth with relatively greater price stability, low incidence of foreign debt and many other favourable social and economic indicators, especially since 2003-04 up till th...
India-Pakistan trade: qualitative perceptions from stakeholders
A Naz / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2012
The South Asian region is said to be the least integrated region in terms of economy with very low regional trade level compared to other regions in the world. Over the years, various trade accords, for instance, SAARC, SAFTA and SAPT...
Human resource development and foreign remittances: the case of South Asia
H Mehmood; M Abdul Wahab; V Ahmed / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
Increased stock and quality of human resources leads to growth in remittances, which in turns help developing economies in augmenting the balance of payments. This study focuses on the link between Human Resource Development (HRD), mi...
Importing liquefied natural gas (LNG): a policy analysis
A.H. Abbasi; M. Kamal / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014
Pakistan is in the midst of a severe energy crisis that largely stemmed from a mismanagement of natural resources in the country. Weak regulatory and pricing mechanisms in the natural gas sector have led to huge disparities between de...
An Update on ISO 14,000 series related activities
F.H. Shaheen / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2000
For many years, industry and environmentalists have been at odds over the issue of environmental protection, specifically from the focus of the firm, as the movements of environmental conservation and protection have shifted to contro...
ASEAN-India Maritime Connectivity Report
Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2014
The promotion of all-round connectivity is one of the priority areas where enhanced cooperation between India and ASEAN is envisaged. Connectivity, in this sense, covers cross-border road, rail, air and digital connectivity, as well a...
Green growth and technological innovation: a case for South Asian countries
R Manzoor; S. A. Ramay / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
Exponential green growth is next to impossible without technological innovation. The development of green technologies through appropriate innovation policies is one of the main strategies. It is important to ensure the low-carbon gre...
Promoting regional cooperation in South Asia through integrated forms of governance
A. T. Hakimjee / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
The rationale behind supporting integrated forms of governance in South Asia is to promote and intensify cooperation and to make use of the immense potential among non-state actors who would have a solution to transnational problems. ...
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