Agile Regulatory Delivery for Improved Investment Competitiveness in Bangladesh: Current State and Policy Options

September 18, 2019

This diagnostic highlights the state of regulatory service delivery in Bangladesh, provides a mapping of key agencies involved in the regulatory process, and lays out recommendations for policy and institutional reforms necessary for strengthening the current scenario. The objective of the study was to establish challenges and opportunities for regulatory delivery in Bangladesh and look at links between growth and effective regulatory services. Findings show that regulatory framework for investor services in Bangladesh is characterized by low transparency, poor coordination, and unpredictable processes and practices. It sheds light on the complex maze that investors have to navigate through, which includes over 23 government agencies providing as many as 150 regulatory services.