Fahmida Khatun | The Daily Star
  • Dr Fahmida Khatun

    Fahmida Khatun

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

  • Our way forward in 2020

    Following a rather relatively quiet national elections in December 2018, the year 2019 began with the hope of doing better in economic fronts.
  • Winners and losers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Every time I travel to a developed country, I observe new ways of doing things. I find that human interaction has become unnecessary in getting services.
  • Sale of non-performing loans to asset management company

    While Bangladesh is feted for being one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a growth rate of 8.13 percent in fiscal year 2018-19, its banking sector is in the grip of despair.
  • Time to address youth unemployment

    Creating employment for its large young population is one of the major policy challenges in Bangladesh at this moment. According to the Labour Force Survey 2016-17 of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the national unemployment rate is 4.2 per cent. However,
  • Budget FY2019-20: Unravelling the realities

    Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020 has not surprised us much. It maintains the status quo. One may, of course, argue that there is limited scope to demonstrate innovation through a budget since it is designed only for a year.