Policy Research Institute - PRI Bangladesh

The Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its key policy challenges, domestically, and in a rapidly integrating global marketplace.

List of Projects and the Time Period
No Project Name/Title Name of the Client/Institute Start Date End Date
1 Assessment of Potential Impact of Tariff Harmonization and Expansion of Bonded Warehouse Facilities on Sectors with Export Potential World Bank,IFC Start Date:
Mar 31, 2017
Completion Date: Ongoing
2 Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund Organizing high-level roundtable to hold policy dialogue competitiveness improvement issues. World Bank,IFC Start Date:
Feb 12, 2017
Completion Date: Ongoing
3 Preparing Thematic Strategy Paper International Organization of Migration (IOM) Start Date:
Apr 07, 2017
Completion Date: Ongoing
4 Exploring the Potential for Fuel Subsidy Reforms in Bangladesh - Policy and background Papers and Policy Dialogue PwC FOCUS Process Support Price water house Coopers Services Ltd. (CDKN) Start Date:
May 01, 2016
Completion Date:
Apr 30, 2017
5 Study on Biri Industry and Its Future in Bangladesh British American Tobacco (BAT) Start Date:
Jun 30, 2017
Completion Date:
Jun 30, 2017
6 Boosting Fiscal Transparency in Bangladesh through Improved Financial Reporting, Training, and National Awareness Building US State Department Start Date:
Oct 16, 2016
Completion Date: Ongoing
7 Sector Action Plan for Education and Technology UNDP Start Date:
Oct 01, 2017
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2017
8 Retrieval and Preparation of Import and Export Transactions Data World Bank Start Date:
Nov 11, 2016
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2016
9 Capacity Building Effort at National Board of Revenue (NBR) World Bank Start Date:
Jul 01, 2016
Completion Date:
Aug 31, 2016
10 Study on Tariffs and Para-tariffs World Bank Start Date:
Jun 06, 2016
Completion Date:
Jun 30, 2016
11 Fostering Better Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh Through a More Competitive Mobile Financial service – Policy Paper and Policy Dialogue Telenor (GP) Start Date:
Nov 11, 2015
Completion Date:
Feb 12, 2016
12 Research and Policy Dialogue On Taxation For Mobile Telecommunications in Bangladesh – Policy paper and Policy Dialogue Association of Mobile Telecom operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) - GSMA Start Date:
Feb 24, 2015
Completion Date:
Apr 30, 2015
13 Socio-Economic Costs of Land Dispute BRAC Start Date:
Mar 01, 2014
Completion Date:
Sep 30, 2014
14 Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) Project- Phase 2 IFC Start Date:
Aug 15, 2015
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2016
15 Competitive enhancement under international market research: Wage Survey in the Export Oriented Leather goods and Footwear Sector Leather goods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) Start Date:
Dec 06, 2015
Completion Date:
Apr 30, 2016
16 Comprehensive Study on the Implications of European Union (EU)-India and EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on Bangladesh’s Leather and Footwear Sector Leather goods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) Start Date:
Oct 18, 2015
Completion Date:
Mar 31, 2016
17 Regional Pioneers: Charting the Path for South Asian Integration: Case Study on Bangladesh Rahimafrooz World Bank,IFC Start Date:
Nov 12, 2015
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2015
18 Case Study on Grameenphone Ltd. Grameenphone Start Date:
Nov 11, 2015
Completion Date:
Feb 12, 2016
19 Country Diagnostic Studies in Selected Developing Member Countries - Subproject 1 - Sector Specialist – Trade and Industrial Policy ADB Start Date:
Feb 06, 2015
Completion Date: Ongoing
20 Consortium Partner for VAT and Supplementary Duty Act, 2012 Implement (VAT Online) Project World Bank,ECORYS Start Date:
Aug 16, 2015
Completion Date:
Jul 15, 2018
21 Consortium Partner for Strengthening Budget Preparation in Bangladesh (SBPB)Technical Assistance Support Project World Bank,ECORYS Start Date:
Aug 16, 2015
Completion Date:
Aug 15, 2016
22 Sub-Consultant Agreement for Building Capacity to use Research Evidences (BCURE) Project DFID,ECORYS Start Date:
Aug 16, 2015
Completion Date: Ongoing
23 Bangladesh-India Sundarban Region Cooperation Initiative (BISRCI) World Bank,Observer Research Foundation (ORF)-India Start Date:
May 15, 2015
Completion Date: Ongoing
24 The Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 Formulation Project GED of the Planning Commission, GOB Start Date:
Apr 16, 2015
Completion Date: Ongoing
25 Country Diagnostic Studies in Selected Developing Member Countries - Subproject 1 - Sector Specialist - Energy ADB Start Date:
Feb 02, 2015
Completion Date: Ongoing
26 Preparation and Monitoring of Medium Term Development Plan (Seventh Five Year Plan) Project GED of the Planning Commission, GOB Start Date:
Feb 19, 2015
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2015
27 Study on the impacts of the Ongoing Global Recession on Bangladesh Economy and Required Policy Responses. ADB/Govt. of Bangladesh Start Date:
Jun 10, 2009
Completion Date:
Aug 08, 2009
28 Study on the Impacts of the Ongoing Global Recession on Bhutan and Maldives Economy and Required Policy Responses ADB/Bangladesh Resident Mission Start Date:
Nov 11, 2009
Completion Date:
Mar 15, 2010
29 Citizens’ Perception Survey on Public Financial Management and Service Delivery World Bank Start Date:
Mar 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Jul 01, 2010
30 Small-Scale Capacity Development Technical Assistance (S-CDTA) Strengthening Macro-economic and Fiscal Monitoring at the Ministry of Finance. ADB/Ministry of Finance, GOB Start Date:
Mar 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Nov 01, 2010
31 Reform of VAT law, Rules and Regulation and Procedures and An Exercise in Broad Based Tariff Rationalization IFC/NBR, Govt. of Bangladesh Start Date:
Apr 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Aug 31, 2010
32 Progoti-Budget Analysis-2010 USAID/Parliament Start Date:
Apr 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Aug 01, 2010
33 Assessing Regional Trade and Integration in South Asia: A Research and Workshop Proposal Commonwealth Secretariat Start Date:
May 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Jul 30, 2010
34 Strengthening Public Expenditure Management Program—Deepening of Medium Term Budgetary Framework as a Strategic Partner of PDP and Fully Responsible for the Planning Component The World Bank/ PDP Australia Pty Ltd /Ministry of Finance Start Date:
Jun 21, 2010
Completion Date:
Jul 08, 2011
35 Drafting of the Sixth Five Year Plan (2011-2015) GED of the Planning Commission, GOB Start Date:
Jul 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Jul 15, 2011
36 IGC Policy Research for Export Diversification. International Growth Centre (IGC) Start Date:
Oct 02, 2010
Completion Date:
Jan 31, 2011
37 Transit Arrangement for the Indian Trade through Bangladesh International Growth Centre (IGC) Start Date:
Nov 25, 2010
Completion Date:
Feb 11, 2011
38 An Evaluation of the Bangladesh Tax System International Growth Centre (IGC) Start Date:
Dec 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Mar 31, 2011
39 Terms of Trade and its Implications: Bangladesh Perspective. Bangladesh Bank Start Date:
Dec 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
40 Development in Remittance Inflows, its Macroeconomic Impact and Management in Bangladesh Bangladesh Bank Start Date:
Dec 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
41 A Comprehensive Study on Capital Market Development in Bangladesh Bangladesh Bank Start Date:
Dec 01, 2010
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
42 A Study on Non-Tariff Measures in Bangladesh. World Bank Start Date:
Jan 14, 2011
Completion Date:
Jun 30, 2011
43 Economic Impact of Tobacco Cultivation in Bangladesh British American Tobacco (BAT) Start Date:
Jan 18, 2011
Completion Date:
Jan 30, 2012
44 Reform of the Bangladesh VAT Law, Rules, Regulations and Procedures International Finance Corporation (IFC)/BICF/NBR Start Date:
Jan 20, 2011
Completion Date:
Jun 30, 2011
45 A Report Analyzing the Conditions Required Increasing the Annual Growth Rate of the Bangladesh Economy to 8% or 9% by the year 2020. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Start Date:
Mar 15, 2011
Completion Date:
Jun 30, 2011
46 Bangladesh Price Data Study World Bank Start Date:
Apr 08, 2011
Completion Date:
Jan 02, 2012
47 Integration of Financial Market & its Implication on Stock Development in Bangladesh: An Evaluation Bangladesh Bank Start Date:
Oct 01, 2011
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
48 Inter-Bank Money & Foreign Exchange Market in Bangladesh: An Analysis Liquidity Perspective. Bangladesh Bank Start Date:
Oct 01, 2011
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
49 Infrastructure & Energy Sector Financing & the Issuance of Bond in Bangladesh: Prospects & Problems Bangladesh Bank Start Date:
Oct 01, 2011
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
50 Reducing Vulnerability in Export Performance: The Export Diversification Challenge in Bangladesh. International Growth Centre (IGC) Start Date:
Dec 01, 2011
Completion Date:
Mar 31, 2012
51 Developing a Framework Including Guidelines for Child Focused Budgeting and Expenditure Analysis UNICEF/ Ministry of Finance Start Date:
Jul 12, 2012
Completion Date:
Apr 13, 2013
52 Study of Anti-Export Bias and Firm Level ERP World Bank Start Date:
Apr 22, 2012
Completion Date:
Sep 01, 2012
53 The Current State and Future Directions for Small and Medium Enterprises in Manufacturing Sector of Bangladesh SME foundation Start Date:
May 01, 2012
Completion Date:
Sep 30, 2012
54 Trade Facilitation in South Asia IFC/BICF Start Date:
May 01, 2012
Completion Date:
Jun 30, 2013
55 Study to Identity Prospects for and Constraints to Export Diversifications in Bangladesh Govt. of Bangladesh,ADB Start Date:
Sep 15, 2012
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2012
56 Research and Advocacy Capacity Building World Bank,National Board of Revenue (NBR),Govt. of Bangladesh Start Date:
Oct 01, 2012
Completion Date:
Mar 02, 2013
57 Strengthening Strategic Planning & Monitoring for Results (SPM) under the SPEMP World Bank,GED,MoP Start Date:
Dec 01, 2012
Completion Date:
Mar 31, 2014
58 Formulation of National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) GED,MoP,UNDP Start Date:
Jun 01, 2013
Completion Date:
Feb 01, 2014
59 Support to the VAT Act Implementation Program of the NBR World Bank,National Board of Revenue (NBR) Start Date:
Jul 13, 2013
Completion Date:
Jul 14, 2014
60 Quarterly Macroeconomic Policy Briefings 1 DFID Start Date:
Jun 20, 2012
Completion Date:
Mar 31, 2013
61 Impact of Non-Tariff Measures on India-Bangladesh Trade conduct Perception Survey World Bank Start Date:
Oct 13, 2013
Completion Date:
Mar 31, 2014
62 Quarterly Macroeconomic Policy Briefings 2 DFID Start Date:
Feb 02, 2014
Completion Date:
May 31, 2015
63 Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) Project- Phase 1 IFC Start Date:
Mar 11, 2014
Completion Date:
Jun 15, 2015
64 Empirical Study of Tariff Adjustments and Import Response World Bank Start Date:
May 01, 2014
Completion Date:
Dec 31, 2014

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