Nawshad Ahmed

August 23, 2020
August 23, 2020

Poverty alleviation projects require stronger monitoring

Government projects targeting the poor, like any other projects, if not well planned and properly implemented, will not yield their desired outcomes.

July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Social research can be an important weapon in the fight against coronavirus

Social research is generally not a priority during a serious crisis. Despite the fact that Covid-19 has dramatically impacted our society and altered the life patterns of a large section of the...

March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020

Bangabandhu’s development vision and the unfinished work

The Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was a visionary leader whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year.

December 22, 2019
December 22, 2019

Improving the process of our urban development

In building urban infrastructure and services, we are faced with a huge challenge of meeting the demand created by increasing rate of urbanisation in Bangladesh.

November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019

Getting the measurements right

Monitoring and evaluation are proven tools to determine the extent to which public sector development projects and programmes are on track and if adjustments are required to improve their performance.

October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019

Why are social safety net programmes so crucial?

I have been asked by several close friends recently, why we need social protection measures to address poverty in Bangladesh—a country which has the world’s largest microcredit programme. One might...

October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019

When the garbage piles up

The near absence of an environment-friendly urban waste management system in Bangladesh is a major concern for the citizens.

September 6, 2019
September 6, 2019

Saving Dhanmondi Lake

The Dhanmondi lake deserves some serious attention by the relevant authorities to save it from pollution.

January 5, 2019
January 5, 2019

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...

December 15, 2018
December 15, 2018

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...