Sadiq Ahmed | The Daily Star
  • Sadiq Ahmed

  • 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.
  • Managing the banking sector fault lines

    Reforms over the past two decades or so have greatly improved the quantity and quality of banking services in Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh needs a 'green' growth strategy

    As one of the fastest growing economies in South Asia, Bangladesh continues to experience sustained economic growth underpinned by macroeconomic stability and strong domestic demand. The country has been growing at an annual average rate of 6 percent for the
  • Stemming the rot in public banks

    I have written many times in the past about the need to address the governance issues in the state-owned commercial banks (SCBs).