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

January 7, 2020
January 7, 2020

How the SDG costing exercise can help meet the targets

The Sustainable Develop-ment Goals (SDGs) are some ambitious development objectives with a total of 17 goals with 169 targets spanning economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable...

December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019

It is our ‘competitiveness‘ which is holding us back

There are two contrasting contexts as far as the competitiveness of Bangladesh economy is concerned. On the one hand, the economic growth rate in Bangladesh has been increasing since 2013;

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

Three cases of ‘policy paralysis’ in Bangladesh

“Policy paralysis” can be described as a situation where critically important laws and reforms are not undertaken or, even if undertaken, not implemented as a result of a lack

September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019

The political economy of the fourth industrial revolution

There have been four waves of industrial revolution so far in the history of mankind. The first industrial revolution (from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteen century) took place in...

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

Expanding social protection

One major challenge faced by policymakers in most developing countries is that though conventional measurements of poverty are useful in identifying the poor people in general, these measurements...

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019

Addressing our growing inequality using fiscal policy

Economic growth with the reduction in poverty and inequality are important development objectives in the policymaking process in Bangladesh.

May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019

Prioritise investment in human capital

Education and health play key roles in human capital formation. Investment in human capital formation is considered a means of improving the quality of life and sustaining economic growth....

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

Hiccups of 'Development Surprise'

Bangladesh's economic growth and development performance over the past two decades have been impressive.

March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

The need for the 'correct' politics of development

Despite diverging economic and political trajectories, South Asian countries share commonalities in terms of emerging development challenges in the wake of the new world and regional dynamics.

February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019

Creating new employment opportunities

Bangladesh's economic growth and development experiences over the past four and a half decades since independence in 1971 have generated a lot of interests among academics and development...