Abdullah Shibli

AN OPEN DIALOGUE

Economist and IT professional working in Boston, USA

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

To overcome vaccine apartheid, we need solid plans

It bears repeating that vaccines are essential for protection against the deadly coronavirus. We’ve seen how the virus spares no one and targets the most vulnerable people, including those who have...

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Why can’t they get their fair share in our budget?

In Bangladesh, while the pandemic has impacted businesses of all sizes, plus life and livelihood, evidence is mounting that the enterprises that employ between 1 and 249 workers—officially the...

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

Will G7 and COP26 herald a new era?

As the world strives to fast-forward the economy in an attempt to recover from the pandemic, climate change has rightly emerged as a major concern in all international forums.

May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021

Should vaccines be considered ‘global public goods’?

The Daily Star newspaper recently announced on its front page, “COVID Vaccines. One Lakh Pfizer Shots to Arrive Next Month” (May 19, 2021).

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

What we need to know about artificial intelligence and privacy rights

Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel Klara and the Sun, his first since receiving the award in literature in 2017, has some relevance for policymakers and ordinary citizens...

May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021

Food insecurity increases amidst the latest Covid-19 spike

Food insecurity in Bangladesh during the pandemic is rising. Even in the best of times, millions of people in the country go hungry.

April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021

World faces a looming crisis compounded by vaccine inequities

In a world that has always favoured the rich over the poor—both within a country and across nations—the Covid-19 pandemic will worsen this maldistribution further unless actions are taken soon to...

April 4, 2021
April 4, 2021

The latest Suez crisis and the economic fallout

The latest crisis surrounding the Suez Canal appears to have come to a favourable resolution, avoiding a full-blown disaster. The world was watching with bated breath for almost 10 days, as the...

March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021

NRB expertise and skills must be tapped aggressively

Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRB) have played an important role in the economic growth of the motherland. Whether it is the remittances we are talking about or the “diaspora network” that facilitates...

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

What path lies ahead for Afghanistan?

From 1979 onwards, since the Soviet Army moved into Afghanistan to support Babrak Karmal and the communist regime, the country has been embroiled in one conflict after another.