Nawshad Ahmed | The Daily Star
  • Nawshad Ahmed

  • Focus on a better skilled workforce

    Education and skills are important prerequisites for faster economic and social development of a country. A skilled workforce is an asset and helps in ensuring enhanced productivity, adoption of new technology, global competitiveness, increased income and reduction of poverty. The East Asian countries achieved a higher growth path with adequate investment in skills development.
  • Let's not forget our social values

    Social values form the basic foundation of a nation. The values define what is acceptable in a society and determine the behaviour of the people. Social values are however not static and can change over time based on what beliefs and attitudes people embrace as they move on.
  • Can we do something about Dhaka's unbearable noise pollution?

    The alarmingly high level of noise pollution in Dhaka city calls for urgent attention of the authorities as well as the people at large.
  • When will urban planning get its due importance?

    The share of Bangladesh's urban population reached 35 percent in 2018 with a total urban population of about 58 million, which is expected to reach 80 million by 2030.
  • How Bangladesh is faring

    Child mortality reduction was a crucial aspect of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is considered to be an important indicator of socioeconomic advancement under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Target 3.2 under Goal 3 of the SDGs calls for ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under five years of age.