Khondaker Golam Moazzem

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Will countries reach an agreement at COP26?

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is just 15 days away. The COP26 secretariat, the UK and Italian government and governments of the participating countries are finalising their last days of preparation before meeting in Glasgow, UK from October 31 to November 12.

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Will it impact China investment in Bangladesh’s power sector?

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his official statement at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, announced that China would step up support for other developing countries in generating green and low-carbon energy and would not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.

July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021

A negative-sum game in the energy sector

Recently, reports of two contradictory developments in the power and energy sector have befuddled readers in Bangladesh.

April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021

New measures needed to offset second wave fallouts

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit Bangladesh in early March this year -- almost exactly a year after the initial wave reached the country’s shores.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

John Kerry’s short visit to leave long-term effects

John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate of the United States, is coming to Dhaka tomorrow. Though his visit will be of short duration, it has long and important implications for Bangladesh’s effort to address the climate vulnerabilities and seek support for sustainable solutions at global levels.

November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

Tazreen victims in the street: let their voices be heard

The tragic accident of Tazreen Fashions—a garment factory in Bangladesh—that took place on November 24 in 2012 was a major industrial accident in the global apparel value chain.

September 6, 2020
September 6, 2020

Think out of the box to breathe new life into dead jute mills

The government closed down 25 jute mills operated under the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) on July 1. It was one of the difficult political decisions taken by the ruling party since it formed the government in 2009. Such a decision hints at the major political shift of the ruling party – from promoting state-owned enterprise development towards private sector led enterprise development.

September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020

Agriculture sector’s resilience on the wane: What to do?

The resilience of the domestic agriculture sector mainly of the crop sector appears to be in a weak state. Without proper policy intervention the pressure on the agriculture sector would increase further and would cause a number of challenges on food security for a large section of people in the coming months.

July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020

What the power sector budget should look like during a pandemic

The budget for fiscal 2020-21 is said to be one of the most challenging financial bills in Bangladesh’s recent history.