Abu Afsarul Haider | The Daily Star
  • Abu Afsarul Haider

  • A strong banking system makes a strong economy

    For the last several years, the banking sector in Bangladesh has been playing an important role in our USD 300-plus billion economy where banks comprise more than 80 percent of all financing activity.
  • Women’s empowerment is meaningless without safety

    Not too long ago, it was hardly believable that the women of Bangladesh would take part in the economic development of the country.
  • Key socioeconomic issues that we must address

    Bangladesh is, without a doubt, one of the most promising economies in the region. We have made considerable progress in many socio-economic sectors.
  • Make Dhaka liveable again

    Dhaka is one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. It is predicted to be one of the world’s largest metropolises by 2025, along with Tokyo, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing and New York City.
  • Lessons from Singapore

    When Singa-pore was expelled from Malaysia in 1965 and thrust into an unwanted independence, its overall condition—economic, social and political—were not at all conducive.