Readying for the Next Big Leap

Readying for the Next Big Leap

Can Bangladesh take advantage of digitised supply chains?

Ongoing geopolitical tensions, trade disputes between major economies, climate change-related disruptions, and rapid changes in consumer preferences collectively pose a complex set of issues for the global supply chain, impacting operational efficiency, financial performance, and the ability to adapt to changing market conditions.

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Are we ready to tackle digital inequality?

The article seeks to explore the readiness of Bangladesh to rein the persisting digital inequalities.

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LDC Graduation: Implications for Bangladesh beyond 2026

It is now more or less recognized that Bangladesh is one of the world’s fastest-growing and relatively more resilient economies.

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Women’s economic empowerment thru financial inclusion: Myth or reality?

Women share over half of the population in Bangladesh. The BBS’s Bangladesh labor force survey, 2022 mentions that the female labor force is only 42.6% in Bangladesh, as against 79.7% of male labor.

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The rise of personalistic autocracy: What should we do?

Since the middle of the 2000s, the world has witnessed a precipitous decline in democratic countries. After almost three decades of proliferation of democratic governance, described by Samuel Huntington as the Third Wave of democracy, the third reverse wave is sweeping the globe.

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Gender disaster nexus: Toward an intersectionality approach

Bangladesh is highly susceptible to natural and human-induced disasters due to its geophysical location, land characteristics, and anthropogenic causes.

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Editor’s Note

We are delighted to present to you the final installment of our special five-part supplement series, marking the 33rd anniversary of The Daily Star. This segment delves into the essential ideas necessary to propel Bangladesh forward and prepare it for the next big leap.

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Utilization of marine resources for the benefit of Bangladesh

Oceans, covering 71% of the planet’s surface and containing 97% of its water, serve as a sanctuary for 2.2 million species.

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Without the restoration of democracy press freedom remains unattainable

““Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”- This is what article 19 of the Universal Human Rights Declaration promised 75 years ago.

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The future of elections in Bangladesh

Elections as a political game changer is a global phenomenon. The concept of election is a legitimate process of ‘choosing leadership’ to run a sovereign state and its government.

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Improving the Human Development Index: The Bangladesh perspective

People are the real wealth of a nation. The fundamental objective of development is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy a long, healthy, and creative life. Human development is simply defined as a process of enlarging choices and creating opportunities for everyone.

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Writing just climate transition: A reporter’s notes

In his work on the climate crisis, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty speaks of two kinds of time --- a human time of phenomenologically meaningful events that converged a few centuries ago into a globality on the back of techno-economic transformations, and a deeper geobiological time of the planet that is not centered on humanity.

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Pathways and opportunities for accelerating Agenda 2030 and SDG achievement in Bangladesh

Let’s start with the big picture: How is the world doing with the SDGs?

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Transforming education: Five tasks

Which five tasks should be on top of the list of someone appointed as the education tsar of Bangladesh? The question was posed by Dr. Binayak Sen, Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies in a public discussion about this writer’s recent book  Ekush Shotoke Bangladesh -- Shikkhar Rupantor (Bangladesh in the 21st Century – Transformation of Education, published by Prothoma).

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Keys to Bangladesh’s mega projects

Multiple mega-projects were initiated last year amid high expectations. In pursuit of these ambitious endeavors, Bangladesh has placed strong emphasis on careful decision-making, adopting a forward-thinking approach, engaging in extensive long-term planning, and ultimately formulating a comprehensive strategy for social integration.

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Transforming Dhaka: Strategies for mega project implementation

Bangladesh is currently buzzing with a multitude of mega projects. Specifically, in the vibrant tapestry of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

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Comprehensive urban and spatial planning for a balanced and sustainable Bangladesh

Bangladesh has celebrated its fifty years of independence in recent years with immense joy, and expectations.

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Empowering Bangladesh’s youth for the next leap

In the vibrant landscape of the 21st century, Bangladesh strategically leverages its significant youth population, comprising about 28% of the total population aged 15 to 29, to propel itself into a transformative era.

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