Nazneen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
The establishment of border haats along the India-Bangladesh border is a success story. They lead to a reduction in informal trade in those areas, by generating livelihood opportunities for the border residents and facilitating the trade of products through the haats, which were earlier traded informally.
Therefore, it could be expected that the establishment of border haats along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border could also result in a reduction of informal trade in those regions, thereby reducing security concerns, among other benefits.
This Briefing paper discussed possible positive outcomes of establishing border haats along the Bangladesh-Myanmar borders expected challenges that this initiative might face and possible ways to address them.
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