Nawshad Ahmed

January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022

The curse of dowry still haunts the poor

I was shocked to know recently that my housemaid, who is a widow, had to pay for Tk 2 lakh worth of furniture and clothing for her daughter’s

December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021

Develop Chattogram’s drainage system before more lives are lost

Chattogram, the country’s second largest city and home to its main sea port, with an estimated population of 52 lakh people, has been suffering from serious water-logging and drainage issues for a long time.

November 4, 2021
November 4, 2021

For effective town planning, we must learn from past mistakes

Town planning is both a science and an art of designing and developing urban areas.

October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021

The flip side of megaprojects

A megaproject is a large-scale, costly and complex venture, and its implementation usually takes several years.

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

There’s still time to save Gazipur

The Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) area has seen a fast population growth over the last two decades.

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Using technologies is key to speeding up ADP execution

The implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) in Bangladesh  has been severely affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the last 17 months.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Rapid urbanisation and a rise in infectious diseases

Income growth leads to increased urbanisation, which due to higher concentration of the population in smaller geographical areas can cause higher rates of infectious diseases.

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

Inclusive growth policies can reduce inequality in Bangladesh

Whether economic growth has an inherent mechanism to reduce both poverty and inequality has been extensively studied in developed and developing countries.

May 8, 2021
May 8, 2021

How to improve beneficiary targeting in social protection programmes?

It is widely acknowled-ged that Bangladesh has been successful in making impressive gains in poverty reduction in the past years. Nevertheless, at the end of 2019, there were still about 16.5 million people categorised as extreme poor.

April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

Dhaka city’s unbridled expansion

Dhaka has been going through an unprecedented level of urban growth during the last five decades. As the capital of newly independent Bangladesh in 1971, Dhaka had a population of only 1.5 million, whereas it currently has an estimated population of 21.7 million.