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Silent role of MFS to keep the economy going

With the advancement of the pandemic, the citizens of Bangladesh are leaning more and more towards adopting Mobile Financial Service (MFS) as their method of money transfer, buying products and services, buying mobile balance and making bill payments.

Navigating the socioeconomic perils of Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Despite the depressing state of major indicators such as negative export-import growth; large revenue deficit; falling private sector investment; rising non-performing loans recorded in the last quarter of 2019

Stimulus for Bangladesh’s export-oriented enterprises

On March 25, 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced, in her address to the nation, that the government would provide an incentive package of Taka 5,000 crore for export-oriented industries.

Reclaiming a Moral Economy

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

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. Most citizens resent inequalities when it is not only unacceptably high, but also rising.

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;

April 8, 2020
April 8, 2020

Silent role of MFS to keep the economy going

With the advancement of the pandemic, the citizens of Bangladesh are leaning more and more towards adopting Mobile Financial Service (MFS) as their method of money transfer, buying products and services, buying mobile balance and making bill payments.

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

Navigating the socioeconomic perils of Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Despite the depressing state of major indicators such as negative export-import growth; large revenue deficit; falling private sector investment; rising non-performing loans recorded in the last quarter of 2019

April 5, 2020
April 5, 2020

Financial mobility in an immobile world

The recent outbreak of Covid-19 is an unprecedented global issue, leading many to contemplate difficult questions that are plaguing all of humanity.

April 5, 2020
April 5, 2020

Stimulus for Bangladesh’s export-oriented enterprises

On March 25, 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced, in her address to the nation, that the government would provide an incentive package of Taka 5,000 crore for export-oriented industries.

March 29, 2020
March 29, 2020

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected—economic, social and developmental. Our response must be urgent, coordinated and on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most in need.

March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020

Economic threats in the time of corona

What will the impact of Covid-19 be on the Bangladesh economy? Overall, it seems inevitable that the GDP gains that were expected to be realised in the current fiscal year are likely to be wiped out.

March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Bangladesh’s macroeconomic challenges

The world economy is now on lockdown because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Governments and their central banks around the world are wasting no time in dealing with the health and economic implications of this crisis.

February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020

Implementing SDG 6: Watering the seeds of development

Nothing is more useful than water. Ironically, hardly anything can be obtained in exchange for water.

February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020

How the free-rider problem affects youth employability

In economics, the free-rider problem is referred to a market failure which is often associated with public goods. It occurs when someone benefits from the consumption of a shared resource or privilege without having to pay a fair share for it.

January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020

Rising economy, falling stock markets

While Bangladesh’s economic growth is at its peak, the capital market of the country is racing towards its worst condition yet.