Opinion

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Expectations for the health sector in a pandemic budget

Public health has never been a priority sector for the government of Bangladesh when it comes to budget allocation.

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021

Social safety net budget deserves higher share

The need for higher allocation for the social safety net programmes (SSNPs) has never been felt so badly than during the ongoing pandemic.

May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021

FY2022 budget should take an intergenerational perspective

The pandemic has pointed out the need for placing the youth issues at the centre stage of policy discourse.

May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021

Prepare for the price to be paid for learning loss

Since the beginning of the pandemic, educational institutions have been closed in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

New promise on climate by world leaders: A hope in the horizon

The climate change summit of 40 world leaders, spearheaded by the US President Joe Biden during April 22-23, 2021, amidst the concern for achievability of the climate ambitions is a significant...

April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021

Whole-of-government response needed to tackle the pandemic

The struggle to save lives from the killer coronavirus seems endless. The death procession looks unstoppable. Each day comes with more shocking news. The ray of hope that was coming through with...

April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021

The pandemic budget has to be based on realistic assessment

After suffering for more than a year since March 2020, when we were just about to have some respite following the decline in infection and death rates, the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has...

April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021

Surviving through the second lockdown

After about a year, since March 2020, Bangladesh has now gone into a second lockdown in view of the worsening Covid-19 situation.

March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021

Matching skills with the jobs: The only way to sustain growth

Bangladesh’s economy has been on a fast-paced journey in recent years, except of course during the ongoing pandemic. With high growth, the country has achieved several positive economic and social...

March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021

Continuing Bangladesh’s transformative journey in the next 50 years

Bangladesh has made a transformative journey during the last five decades since its independence in 1971. Steady economic growth, and achievements in the social arena,