Selim Raihan | The Daily Star
  • Selim Raihan

    The writer is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). Email:

  • Setting development priorities right in 2021

    As the Covid-19 pandemic left a deep dent on the development trajectories of Bangladesh, the country must set its development priorities right in 2021. Bangladesh aims to achieve the stiff Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and it aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2031.
  • Covid-19 and the road to recovery in Bangladesh

    Covid-19 has generated hugely distressing effects on the economy of Bangladesh.
  • Eight new development challenges triggered by Covid-19

    Covid-19 has brought about an unprecedented crisis in human history in terms of its dimension and scale.
  • Covid-19 and the challenges of trade for Bangladesh

    The Covid-19 induced economic crisis has affected the export and import of Bangladesh by large margins. The economic crisis has been exacerbated by the closure or limited operation of businesses during the lockdown at home and abroad.
  • The budget falls short to be Covid-19 responsive

    The fundamental objective of the budget for the next financial year (FY21) should have been to resolve the unparalleled health and economic threats raised by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to restore economic stability. Though the budget has acknowledged the context, it falls short to be a Covid-19 responsive budget.