Selim Raihan

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

July 4, 2021
July 4, 2021

Covid-19 recovery: Contexts and priorities in Bangladesh

Around a year and a half have passed since the onset of the Covid crisis.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

Expectations from budget

This year’s national budget will be the second to be implemented amid the ongoing unprecedented economic and social crisis brought on by Covid-19.

May 9, 2021
May 9, 2021

Stimulating private investment in times of pandemic

In Bangladesh, despite the gradual rise in the investment-GDP ratio over the past three decades, private sector investment, in proportion to GDP, had remained stagnant for years even before the onset of Covid-19. The Covid-19 crisis intensified the problem.

April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021

Strategies to address Covid-19 induced labour market challenges

Covid-19 deeply affected the labour market in Bangladesh. It intensified some of the existing challenges and brought about a new set of problems. A large number of people either lost employment or income and many are also experiencing intense job insecurity and uncertainty.

March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021

Regional integration in the Bay of Bengal: In search of a new agenda

Academics, policymakers and other stakeholders in the Bay of Bengal region and beyond agree on the need for greater integration in this region.

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

How much has the labour market recovered?

Despite signs of recovery in the economy, there is no denying the fact that the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market can be far reaching.

February 3, 2021
February 3, 2021

Strategies to tackle pandemic induced poverty in Bangladesh

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented rise in poverty in Bangladesh in a very short time span.

January 3, 2021
January 3, 2021

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.

November 4, 2020
November 4, 2020

Covid-19 and the road to recovery in Bangladesh

Covid-19 has generated hugely distressing effects on the economy of Bangladesh.

October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020

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.