| Developing the non-farm sector in Bangladesh |
Lessons from Other Asian Countries
Shahid Yusuf Praveen Kumar
The World Bank Washington, D. C
Recent World Bank Discussion Papers
No. 269 The Evolution of the World Bank's Railway Lending. Alice Galenson and Louis S. Thompson
No. 270 Land Reform and Farm Restructuring in Ukraine. Zvi Lerman, Karen Brooks, and Csaba Csaki
No. 271 Small Enterprises Adjusting to Liberalization in Five African Countries. Ron Parker, Randall Riopelle, and William F. Steel
No. 272 Adolescent Health: Reassessing the Passage to Adulthood. Judith Senderowitz
No. 273 Measurement of Welfare Changes Caused by Large Price Shifts: An Issue in the Power Sector. Robert Bacon
No. 274 Social Action Programs and Social Funds: A Review of Design and Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Alexandre Marc, Carol Graham, Mark Schacter, and Mary Schmidt
No. 275 Investing in Young Children. Mary Eming Young
No. 276 Managing Primary Health Care: Implications of the Health Transition. Richard Heaver
No. 277 Energy Demand in Five Major Asian Developing Countries: Structure and Prospects. Masayasu Ishiguro and Takamasa Akiyama
No. 278 Preshipment Inspection Services. Patrick Low
No. 279 Restructuring Banks and Enterprises: Recent Lessons from Transition Countries. Michael S. Borish,Millard E Long, and Michel Noel
No. 280 Agriculture, Poverty, and Policy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kevin M. Cleaver and W. Graeme Donovan
No. 281 The Diffusion of Information Technology: Experience of Industrial Countries and Lessons for Developing Countries. Nagy Hanna, Ken Guy, and Erik Arnold
No. 282 Trade Laws and Institutiorls: Good Practices and the World Trade Organization. Bernard M. Hoekman
No. 283 Meeting the Challenge of Chinese Enterprise Reform. Harry G. Broadman
No. 284 Desert Locust Management: A Time for Change. Steen R. Joffe
No. 285 Sharing the Wealth: Privatization through Broad-based Ownership Strategies. Stuart W. Bell
No. 286 Credit Policies and the Industrialization of Korea. Yoon Je Cho and Joon-Kyung Kim
No. 287 East Asia's Environment: Principles and Priorities for Action. Jeffrey S. Hammer and Sudhir Shetty
No. 288 Africa's Experience with Structural Adjustment: Proceedings of the Harare Seminar, May 23-24, 1994. Edited by Kapil Kapoor
No. 289 Rethinking Research on Land Degradation in Developing Countries. Yvan Biot, Piers Macleod Blaikie, Cecile Jackson, and Richard Palmer-Jones
No. 290 Decentralizing Infrastructure: Advantages and Limitations. Edited by Antonio Estache
No. 291 Transforming Payment Systems: Meeting the Needs of Emerging Market Economies. Setsuya Sato and David Burras Humphrey
No. 292 Regulated Deregulation of the Financial System in Korea. Ismail Dalla and Deena Khatkhate
No. 293 Design Issues in Rural Finance. Orlando J. Sacay and Bikki K. Randhawa
No. 294 Financing Health Services Through User Fees and Insurance: Case Studies from Sub-Saharan Africa. R. Paul Shaw and Martha Ainsworth
No. 295 The Participation of Nongovernmental Organizations in Poverty Alleviation: The Case Study of the Honduras Social Investment Fund Project. Anna Kathryn Vandever Webb, Kye Woo Lee, and Anna Maria Sant'Anna
No. 296 Reforming the Energy Sector in Transition Economies: Selected Experience and Lessons. Dale Gray
No. 297 Assessing Sector Institutions: Lessons of Experience from Zambia's Education Sector. Rogerio E Pinto and Angelous J. Mrope
No. 298 Uganda's AIDS Crisis: Its Implications for Development. Jill Armstrong
No. 299 Towards a Payments System Law for Developing and Transition Economies. Raj Bhala
No. 300 Africa Can Compete! Export Opportunities and Challenges for Garments and Home Products in the European Market. Tyler Biggs, Margaret Miller, Caroline Otto, and Gerald Tyler
No. 301 Review and Outlook for the World Oil Market. Shane S. Streifel
No. 302 The Broad Sector Approach to Investment Lending: Sector Investment Programs. Peter Harrold and Associates
No. 303 Institutional Adjustment and Adjusting to Institutions. Robert Klitgaard
No. 304 Putting Institutional Economics to Work: From Participation to Governance. Robert Picciotto
No. 305 Pakistan's Public Agricultural Enterprises: Inefficiencies, Market Distortions, and Proposals for Reform. Rashid Faruqee, Ridwan Ali. and Yusuf Choudhry
World sank discussion paper no. 340
Copyright © 1996 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433, U.S.A.
All rights reserved
Manufactured in the United States of America
First printing October 1996
Discussion Papers present results of country analysis or research that are circulated to encourage discussion and comment within the development community. To present these results with the least possible delay, the typescript of this paper has not been prepared in accordance with the procedures appropriate to formal printed texts, and the World Bank accepts no responsibility for errors. Some sources cited in this paper may be informal documents that are not readily available.
The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the author(s) and should not be attributed in any manner to the World Bank, to its affiliated organizations, or to members of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any consequence of their use. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this volume do not imply on the part of the World Bank Group any judgment on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.
The material in this publication is copyrighted. Requests for permission to reproduce portions of it should be sent to the Office of the Publisher at the address shown in the copyright notice above. The World Bank encourages dissemination of its work and will normally give permission promptly and, when the reproduction is for noncommercial purposes, without asking a fee. Permission to copy portions for classroom use is granted through the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., Suite 910, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923, U.S.A.
The complete backlist of publications from the World Bank is shown in the annual Index of Publications, which contains an alphabetical title list (with full ordering information) and indexes of subjects, authors, and countries and regions. The latest edition is available free of charge from the Distribution Unit, Office of the Publisher, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20433, U.S.A., or from Publications, The World Bank, 66, avenue d'IÃ©na, 75116 Paris, France.
Cover photo courtesy of The World Bank/Kay Chernush.
Shahid Yusuf is lead economist in the World Bank's Eastern Africa Department. Praveen Kumar is a consultant to the department and a professor at the University of Maryland.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Yusuf, Shahid, 1949-Developing the nonfarm sector in Bangladesh: lessons from other Asian countries / Shahid Yusuf, Praveen Kumar.
p. cm.—(World Bank discussion papers; 340)
Includes bibliographical references .
1. Rural industries-Bangladesh. 2. Economic forecasting-Bangladesh. 3. Bangladesh-Economic conditions. 4. East Asia-Economic conditions. I. Kumar, Praveen, 1960- . II. Title.
338.095492-dc20 96-32298 CIP