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Coronavirus Pandemic: Tasks Ahead

Coronavirus Pandemic: Tasks Ahead

The times are different. The whole world is different. We have never faced a situation like this before. In a sense, we are all confused. As a responsible newspaper, we want to communicate authentic information to the public. The public needs to know what the tasks ahead are.

  • Public-Private Partnership in Technical and Vocational Education and Training to Promote Industry Relevant Skills

    Bangladesh is doing quite well in terms of general education but we are lagging behind in skills development.

  • Digitalization for Life

    We all would agree that digital disruption has been impacting almost all our businesses with different levels of intensity. Smartphones and social media have also been driving prominent changes in consumer behaviors.

  • Safe Spaces for Youth

    An interactive and lively discussion, on the importance of creating safe spaces for youth in Bangladesh, took place at the roundtable jointly organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and The Daily Star on the occasion of International Youth Day 2018.

  • Closing the Gaps for a Better Work Environment

    Bangladesh has witnessed its best times in terms of economic growth in the last decade or so. Now is the most opportune moment to amplify its growth by efficiently focusing on the skills gaps prevailing at different areas.

  • Building Payment Ecosystem for Digital Bangladesh

    The Daily Star and Association of Bankers, Bangladesh (ABB) organised a roundtable titled “Building payment ecosystem for digital Bangladesh: Challenges and opportunities” on July 30, 2018. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

  • Good agricultural practices for ensuring food safety

    We can be rightly proud of our agricultural sector in Bangladesh. Even when we were one-third of the current population in the initial days post-independence, we were the gross importers of food grains.

  • Agent Banking: Becoming a strong source of deposit for banks in Bangladesh

    Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B) facilitated a roundtable titled "Dissemination of DBBL Agent Banking Roll Out Experience" on July 18, 2018. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

  • Sexual and reproductive health information and services in Bangladesh: What do young people want?

    Today we are here to discuss findings and policy recommendations from two research projects on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education and information for young people in Bangladesh under Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (CGSRHR) at the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. The main aim of this roundtable is to incorporate the feedback of the discussion in our policy brief, which will then be distributed to the government and other relevant organisations.

  • Let the world know, Bangladesh is prepared for facing disasters

    Recently Department of Disaster Management in collaboration with Shifting the Power and Dhaka Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEEP) of Christian Aid Bangladesh organized a roundtable titled “Let the world know, Bangladesh is prepared for facing disasters”. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

  • The situation of women workers in the RMG sector in Bangladesh

    I want to thank everyone for sharing their valuable time with us as we discuss the important issue of the situation of female workers in the RMG sector of Bangladesh.