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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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Econometric Analysis of the Export-led Growth Hypothesis: Evidence for BIMP-EAGA Countries
F. Furuoka / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
This paper employs several econometric methods to test the validity of the "export-led growth" hypothesis in three BIMP-EAGA countries, i.e., the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Firstly, the study uses Johansen cointegration tes...
A Cautionary Note on the Interpretation of Unit Labor Costs as an Indicator of Competitivenes, with Reference to the Philippines
J. Felipe / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
This note shows that unit labor costs, the most widely used measure of competitiveness, are equivalent to the labor share in output multiplied by a price-adjustment factor. This has three main implications. First, unit labor costs are...
A Review of High School Economics in the Philippines: 1902-2005
L. C. Abueg / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
Economics is an important component of social science instruction in secondary level education in the Philippines. This paper aims to trace the evolution of economics education in Philippine high school through a review of all availab...
Firm-Level Determinants of Export Performance: Evidence from the Philippines
T. S. Dueñas-Caparas / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
The paper determines the factors affecting the export performance of firms in three main manufacturing sectors in the Philippines. Specifically, firm-level characteristics like firm size, firm age, and foreign affiliation are identifi...
Policy and Regulatory Issues and Challenges in Microinsurance: A Philippine Case
G. M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
When poor households face catastrophic events, they do not have any means for risk protection. Access to formal risk protection schemes such as insurance may be a more effective means to minimize the poor households' losses but tradit...
The geography of trade and the environment: the case of CO2 emissions
S. Bensassi; L. Márquez-Ramos; I. Martínez-Zarzoso / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
According to recent theoretical developments, there are three key channels through which trade affects the environment: the first is via its effect on the scale of economic activity, the second is via a composition effect and the thir...
An introduction to greater Mekong subregional cooperation
C Vannarith / Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, 2011
Mekong region, one of the most important economic and strategic gateways in the region, has become the focus of cooperation, integration, and development in the context of Southeast Asian and East Asian regionalism. Greater Mekong Sub...
East Asian community building: challenges and future prospects
C Chanborey / Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, 2011
The concept of East Asian community building is not a new idea, coming out of the blue. It is, actually, a development that is based on the previous initiative and the on-going regional cooperation frameworks, namely the East Asia Eco...
Is ASEAN relevant to the political need of its members?
L Thearith / Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, 2011
One may come up with a question why democratization is necessary for the survival of ASEAN. There are two main reasons for the democratization of ASEAN: geopolitics and regionalism. Based on the geopolitical factor, if ASEAN is not de...
Chinese harmonious world policy and its implication on South East Asia
K Sambat / Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, 2011
Like many other growing economic power in history, China has to adjust its foreign policy to global development and international trends but unlike those emerging powers with diplomatic competition resulting in war, China as a rising ...
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