Regional Economic Development of Pabna District in Bangladesh: A Shift Share Approach

Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Ritu Saha, Farhana Tanvin
2021 Zenodo  
Shift share analysis is an effective regional planning tool to explore the regional competitiveness and industrial structure in a region. The aim of this study is to make a comparative analysis in regional employment of Pabna district for sustainable development through the contribution of shift share components. Pabna district is selected as the study area because it is economically important in Bangladesh. In recent years, there are several factories such as weaving, pharmaceuticals, textile
more » ... ceuticals, textile industries, and many business and service sectors have been grown in the region and transforming the agricultural economy of Pabna to an industrial society. The three shift share components i.e. national shift share, proportionality shift component and differential shift component analyzes the employment data of two periods 2003-2013 and 2013-2023 and found out positive results in each components. From this study, it is also cleared that, the total employment growth is increasing in Pabna district in 2023. Pabna district also has a locational advantage in economic development. Policymakers get helps from this study to make a regional development plan and to perceive the regional economic growth and sustainability of the region.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4700532 fatcat:ne2rzmmwnjf7fahepkhkrpnkj4