Bangladesh : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 22, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper reviews Bangladesh’s recent growth experience and per capita income. The paper identifies several key impediments to growth, namely: poor governance; restrictive trade and regulatory regimes; and inadequate investment in human capital and physical infrastructure. The paper makes the case that the medium-term fiscal strategy should be centered on boosting the revenue performance of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) by reorganizing it along functional lines, adopting a system of self-assessment, establishing a risk-based auditing system, and introducing a unique taxpayer identification number.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/242

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 22, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451804157/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BGDEA2005002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

56

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