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Unfriendly Dhaka for the forgotten 10 percent

The population of Dhaka is growing by a little over four percent per year and stands in its wider metropolitan area at an

A proposal for improving Dhaka's future transport scenario

Lately Dhaka's transport scenario has been deteriorating visibly under fast growing urbanisation, despite a number of transport

Low cost housing in Bangladesh

Housing is a basic need for civilised living. In a developing country like Bangladesh –housing inadequacies and backlog have been

Education, employment and human capital

Irrespective of the level of development of a country, economic growth is essential for raising the levels of employment and income.

The startup culture

The number of university graduates who are frustrated with the job market and the stagnating situation they find themselves in is

Desh Garments – A pioneer’s gift to his country

When people talk about Bangladesh, they usually refer to cyclones and floods. But then when people want to talk about the positive things that have come out of this country, they talk about the...

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Education, employment and human capital

Irrespective of the level of development of a country, economic growth is essential for raising the levels of employment and income.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Viva la carts

In the last couple of years, we've seen our society go through some major changes. From changing laws for our “own benefit” to trying

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

The year of the youth

The year 2014 was meant to be a year of change for Bangladesh. But that promise had been left behind and when seen in a political

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

In need of a new breed of diplomats

Economic diplomacy is inseparable from political diplomacy. In the broader context of foreign policy and diplomacy the objectives are

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Desh Garments – A pioneer’s gift to his country

When people talk about Bangladesh, they usually refer to cyclones and floods. But then when people want to talk about the positive things that have come out of this country, they talk about the...

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Reflections on the NGO sector

The recent decades has seen something of an upsurge in the interest and attention on the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bangladesh.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Corruption and political instability: A threat to security?

“Under former President Moi, his Kalenjin tribesmen ate. Now it's our turn to eat," so said politicians and civil servants belonging to the then newly elected Kenyan president Kibaki'...

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Local government and economic development

Local Government Institutions (LGIs), Local Administration (LA) and local Community Based Organisations (CBOs) evolved, emerged and developed throughout the globe as manifestations of a historical...

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Environmental governance and growth

In the last two decades, the economy of Bangladesh has grown at nearly six percent per annum.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Poverty alleviation: Where we go from here?

Bangladesh has earned considerable reputation for achieving remarkable success in reducing poverty not merely in its income/consumption dimension,