Opinion

December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019

RMG growth: Battling the challenges

Export of Bangladeshi readymade garments (RMG) has been declining since the past four months.

December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019

Reclaiming a Moral Economy

Bangladesh currently ranks among the fastest growing major economies in the world, notwithstanding some doubts about the growth estimates.

December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019

Inequality and its many discontents

Much recent unrest, such as the “yellow-vest” protests in France and the US “Abolish the Super-Rich” campaign, is not against inequality per se, but reflects perceptions of changing inequalities....

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 25, 2019
November 25, 2019

How well are we doing?

As Bangladesh braces for take-off from the LDC (Least developed country) status, the need for increasing attention on quality education and healthcare have become even more central than before. Not...

November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019

Clothing as a commodity: The naked truth

The global apparel industry has a serious overproduction issue and it impacts all sections of the supply chain.

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

Poverty’s Third Frontier

When Bangladesh gained independence nearly five decades ago, poverty was the default condition for over 80 percent of the population.

September 29, 2019
September 29, 2019

What is needed to make the AMC solution work?

The government wants to form a public asset management company (PAMC) to buy distressed loans from banks.

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 23, 2019
September 23, 2019

Managing Bangladesh’s external account imbalance

Bangladesh has recorded an unprecedented 8.3 percent economic growth in the 2019 fiscal year. An accelerating economic growth coupled with a declining population growth led its per capita GDP to...