MPIA-10468 Modelling Gender aspects of Policy Reforms in Bangladesh: A Study in a Sequential Dynamic CGE Framework

Abstract

The purpose of this proposed research is to explore the gender aspects of the welfare and poverty implications of policy reforms in Bangladesh in a sequential dynamic computational general equilibrium (CGE) framework. Our present research is the first attempt to build a gendered sequential dynamic CGE model for the Bangladesh economy. The main objectives of this proposed research are: (1) To understand how gender interests are affected by greater exposure to trade and other policy reforms; (2) To explore the short run and medium run impacts of policy reforms in the labour market, in the household and in a range of other institutions and the interactions among them. To assess the effects of policy reforms at the sectoral level and poverty in a gendered framework in Bangladesh we will build a gendered social accounting matrix (SAM) for the year 2000, and use it in a sequential dynamic computable general equilibrium framework. We follow the representative household approach and use a household survey to estimate poverty effects of different policy shocks. The possible simulations are: (1) Full elimination of existing tariffs, (2) Enhancing (where applicable) or expanding production subsidies of gender-oriented activities, (3) The impacts of fall of ready-made garment exports (where predominant workers are female). Simulation outcomes will be reported under price, volumes, income, consumption, welfare changes and poverty incidence.


Members

Project leader: Selim Raihan

Project researchers: Suriya Rahman | Rabeya Khatoon


Journal publication

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Working Papers

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Modelling Gender Impacts of Policy Reforms in Bangladesh: A Study in a Sequential Dynamic CGE Framework 2010-10-26 481.35KB 0 1

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Final report

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2006-05-22 392 KB 1 1

Proposal

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2005-07-22 275 KB 0 0

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