Investment Climate Survey

Project Coordinator : Mr. M. H. Khaleque
Project Duration :  June, 2002- February, 2003
Development Partner : The World Bank Group

Status: Completed

Objective :

BEI conducted a 1000 firm level survey of Bangladesh as a collaborative effort with the World Bank. Similar surveys have been carried out or are currently being carried out in other developing countries, including India, Pakistan and China. The purpose of the study was to enable Bangladesh business houses to benchmark industrial performance against domestic and international competitors. Furthermore, the survey aimed to provide useful information about the investment climate of Bangladesh in an international context. In addition, it addressed issues related to finance, technology, relations with other firms, government regulations, contract enforcement, labor relations and international trade. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the environment in which businesses operate in Bangladesh.