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April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

What message does South Asia get from Sri Lanka?

Right now, Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.

March 28, 2022
March 28, 2022

Smart policies needed to deal with current economic shocks

The world is facing an unprecedented time as countries desperately try to recover from the fallouts caused by two years of Covid, followed by the newly raised geopolitical tensions due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

What the Russia-Ukraine war means for Bangladesh's economy

Since the war between Russia and Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, the global economy has entered a new terrain of uncertainty.

March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022

Prices of essentials: Is the only way 'up'?

The struggle of the poor and low-income group that began with the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020 is now worsened by the unabated rise in the prices of essentials.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

High time to #breakthebias

Gender equality is still an elusive term not just in Bangladesh, but all across the world, despite so much economic progress and so many measures taken by policymakers.

February 28, 2022
February 28, 2022

How to make the universal pension scheme a success

The recent announcement by the government to introduce a universal pension scheme (UPS) in Bangladesh from the 2022-23 fiscal year is a welcome and timely move.

February 21, 2022
February 21, 2022

A modern tax system can generate more resources

In the run-up to the budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year (FY), the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has initiated discussions with various professional and business organisations—like the previous years.

February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022

What should be the priorities in the FY2022-23 budget?

The economy of Bangladesh has fared very well despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. From 3.5 percent growth in FY2019-20, the economy recovered fast.

February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022

No respite from high food prices

People around the world are grappling with inflationary pressure. Many have lost their jobs or are earning a lower income.

January 31, 2022
January 31, 2022

Aren’t we all entitled to cleaner air?

Air pollution is one of the deadliest environmental concerns for human beings. In 2019, it contributed to 6.7 million deaths worldwide. Worryingly, 20 percent of newborn deaths in the world have been due to air pollution. In the State of Global Air Report 2020, it is ranked fourth among global risk factors for mortality, after high blood pressure, tobacco consumption, and poor diet.