Fahmida Khatun

MACRO MIRROR

The writer is the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Monetary policy during the pandemic

The world is passing through unusual times, with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing countries to adopt policies which would otherwise not be adopted.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Addressing the accountability challenge of e-commerce

In recent years, Bangladesh has seen a rise in electronic commerce along with other countries around the world.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

Collaborative approach needed for a compliant apparel sector

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, global brands and buyers had either cancelled or postponed imports of apparel from Bangladesh. Later, towards August and September 2020,

July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021

Can patent waiver for Covid-19 treatment bring vaccine equity?

The inequality in accessing vaccines to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic is growing.

July 4, 2021
July 4, 2021

Longer TRIPS transition period for LDCs overlooks post-graduation challenges

On June 29, members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) extended the deadline for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual property under the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related...

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Managing environmental resources for green growth in Bangladesh

The current pattern of global economic development is unsustainable. It is based on the extraction of natural resources and use of a carbon-intensive production and consumption system to produce...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

Accountability in utilising resources is crucial for higher revenue mobilisation

The unreal target for revenue mobilisation has made the target numbers provided in the national budget unreliable and less authentic. For several years,

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

Recovery from the pandemic will depend on data-driven policy-making

The finance minister has recently rejected the survey findings of multiple organisations on the number of “new poor” created due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021

Budget FY2022 addresses pandemic priorities only partially

In the year of Bangladesh’s golden jubilee, the finance minister has presented the 50th budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year (FY) 2022.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Expectations for the health sector in a pandemic budget

Public health has never been a priority sector for the government of Bangladesh when it comes to budget allocation.