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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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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