Sadiq Ahmed | The Daily Star
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  • Economic and social impact of the FY2019 budget

    There is a lively ongoing debate about the likely economic and social impact of the FY2019 budget. Much attention has been given to
  • Business-as-usual budget

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith presented the FY2018-19 national budget to parliament yesterday. This is a historic event in the sense that it is his tenth consecutive budget that reflects the continuity in fiscal management.
  • Creating fiscal space to finance development

    Bangladesh should be justifiably proud of its development achievements and this progress accelerated over the past decade.
  • Poverty in Bangladesh

    Can Bangladesh eliminate extreme poverty by FY2031?

    Bangladesh has set an ambitious target to eliminate extreme poverty by FY2031. The results of the latest Household
  • Sustainable development must be financed from domestic resources

    Research done for the Perspective Plan 2041 (PP2041) exercise suggests that in order for Bangladesh to implement a green growth strategy to ensure consistency of growth and poverty reduction targets with environmental protection, Bangladesh needs to increase its spending on environmental protection and climate change related programmes from 1 percent of GDP now to 3 percent of GDP by FY2031 and to 3.5 percent of GDP by FY2041.