Successful economic development is invariably associated with the growth and diversification of export-oriented industries. What should policymakers do to encourage this transformation? The answer depends, of course, on the institutional and market failures affecting each country, but learning about such failures requires careful analysis of the data. In this pilot project we identify, collect, and analyze sources of data that illustrate the evolution of Bangladeshi exports over the last four decades and the opportunities and challenges for future growth.
Eaton, J.; Tybout, J.; Krishna, K.; Bee Yan Aw; Rodríguez-Clare, A. Export Dynamics in Bangladesh: Exploring the Data (IGC Policy Brief). International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK (2009) 2 pp.