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With the right policies, we can be cautiously optimistic about 2023

Emerging markets and developing economies are expected to grow at the rate of 3.4 percent, maintaining the steady growth from 2022's expansion.

Has Bangladesh become 'a dual society'?

There is an abundance of wealth in pockets and for a segment of the upper crust of civil society commingling with the underlying sub-strata consisting of the populace who fight hunger and poor health.

From COP27 to COP28: The tricky road ahead

Attribution Science can play a leading role in figuring out which countries the money should flow to

‘Price Controls! Can’t we do anything else to beat inflation?’

What does a government do to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by rising prices and shortages?

Will Ankhi be able to take the SSC exam this year?

I have known Ankhi since she was two-years-old. She is the daughter of Ali and Kohinoor who have struggled their entire life to support their children as they climb the steps to get out of poverty through education.

Could Bangladesh be the next Sri Lanka?

Public demonstrations, political protests calling for the government to resign, and long queues at gas stations and grocery stores have been a regular feature in Sri Lanka for the last few weeks.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

The newest challenge to environmental goals

It was reported that US President Joe Biden will be travelling to Saudi Arabia next month and finally kowtow to its rulers.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022
June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

‘Price Controls! Can’t we do anything else to beat inflation?’

What does a government do to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by rising prices and shortages?

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

Will Ankhi be able to take the SSC exam this year?

I have known Ankhi since she was two-years-old. She is the daughter of Ali and Kohinoor who have struggled their entire life to support their children as they climb the steps to get out of poverty through education.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Could Bangladesh be the next Sri Lanka?

Public demonstrations, political protests calling for the government to resign, and long queues at gas stations and grocery stores have been a regular feature in Sri Lanka for the last few weeks.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Why do we love to hate Dhaka?

Over the years, I have offered in these columns my ideas on solving some of Dhaka’s problems: overcrowding, traffic, and open garbage on the streets.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

How to make the Universal Pension Scheme successful

The Bangladesh government recently announced a move to roll out a pension plan, initially named the Universal Pension Scheme (UPS), during the 2022-23 fiscal year.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

How war and heightened inflationary expectations could lead to recession

Writing about inflation and monetary policy when a major war is going on in Europe can appear very cynical, and can be likened to the situation where Nero played the fiddle while Rome was burning.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Can rising interest rates really tame inflation?

Russia’s military attack on Ukraine has unquestionably thrown the global economy off balance.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Are we ready for Agriculture 4.0?

The fourth agricultural revolution (4AR), or Agriculture 4.0, refers to the anticipated changes from new technologies, particularly the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make smarter planning decisions and for better integration of robotics.