Opportunities and Challenges to Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh

We find ourselves easily discussing inclusive education now, but just two decades ago, the idea of children with disabilities pursuing studies seemed unimaginable.

Thinking beyond sanitation: Transitioning to a sustainable urban water cycle

Ismène R.A.C. Stalpers, Country Director, SNV Bangladesh

Bangladesh Family Planning Programme: What women and girls want matters

Ipas, in association with The Daily Star, organised a roundtable titled “Bangladesh Family Planning Programme: What women and girls want matters” on July 10, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Breathing clean: Protecting lives from air pollution

Manas Biswas, Technical Coordinator - Integrated WASH & CESP, Tongi Urban Programme, World Vision Bangladesh.

Progressive Taxation in Bangladesh Why and How?

The income tax system in Bangladesh is regressive. It follows a pattern where the tax burden increases proportionally with income until it reaches a stagnant rate of 30%. Ideally, a more progressive structure would have involved a higher tax rate.

Prevention of Child Marriage in remote and marginalised chars of northern Bangladesh

Friendship in association with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled “Prevention of Child Marriage in remote

10 years since Rana Plaza tragedy

Solidarity Center and IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC), with the support of USAID, organised a roundtable titled “Workers’ Health-Safety & Trade Union Rights: Where are we now?

Transforming Agrifood Systems to Improve Nutrition in Secondary Cities: The Role of Women

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) organized a roundtable discussion regarding the role of women in transforming agrifood systems to improve nutrition in secondary cities on 9 March 2023. The event was hosted by Nutrition in City Ecosystem (NICE),

Changing mindsets, changing lives: The power of social norms programming in ending child marriage

Care Bangladesh in association with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled “Impact of Social Norms Programming” on February 28, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Kidney patients are at higher risk of unexpected disasters

On March 4, 2023, the Kidney Awareness Monitoring & Prevention Society (KAMPS), with the support of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited, organised a roundtable titled “Kidney patients are at higher risk of unexpected disasters”. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Rountable Discussion on “Adolescent Nutrition, Health and Gender Awareness: JANO’s Experiences and Recommendations” / Holistic approach imperative to end malnutrition...

Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO), in association with The Daily Star, organized a roundtable titled "Adolescent Nutrition,

Importance of care economy to reduce domestic violence against women and girls

Bangladesh has performed impressively in different socio-economic indicators. However, there remain many challenges and much more work to be done for women’s empowerment.

Micro enterprises in the post-pandemic economy of Bangladesh

The Ashshash project aims to support 4,500 human trafficking survivors (70 percent women) to help them reintegrate into society through psychosocial counselling, skills and entrepreneurship training, and sustainable employment. Additionally,

Strengthening Zila Parishad for Achieving SDGs

The Zila Parishad (district council) is one of the key changemakers at the district level since it is responsible for coordinating the overall

Fast-changing Poverty Dynamics Issues and Priorities

In today’s roundtable, we will discuss how poverty has been changing over time in Bangladesh. I want to highlight that urban poverty is becoming the dominant form of poverty in the country. We also have the challenges of climate-induced poverty and pandemic-induced poverty. Besides, we have to tackle the risk of falling into the middle-income trap.

Celebrating International Day of Girl Child: Progress and Way Forward for Bangladesh

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh. In the past 50 years, we have overcome numerous obstacles to get to where we are today. The women of Bangladesh have also experienced this progress despite the countless obstacles in their way.

Studying Abroad 101: The ultimate guide to studying abroad

Studying abroad at a world-renowned institute is the dream of many students in Bangladesh. However, handling the finances and tackling the intricacies of applying abroad require some assistance.

Achieving SDGs 5, 8 & 13 through whole of society approach

The Daily Star in association with the Strengthening Institutional Capacity for SDGs Achievement in Bangladesh (SC4SDG) Project of UNDP Bangladesh and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals project

CSR: A pathway to sustainable development

After eight divisional dialogues spanning eight districts of the country, the CSR Dialogue concluded with the final programme titled CSR Dialogue: Dhaka on September 9, 2021.

Bangladesh Consumer Protection in The Digital Age

In our country, we have always been reactive instead of proactive. As we are seeing now, a large number of consumers have been exploited by some unscrupulous e-commerce enterprises.

Towards a Covid-resilient disability inclusive labour market

BBDN is a non-profit trust established by the BEF to create a disability-inclusive labour market system in Bangladesh.