24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part-3)

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part-3)

Unfriendly Dhaka for the forgotten 10 percent

The population of Dhaka is growing by a little over four percent per year and stands in its wider metropolitan area at an

A proposal for improving Dhaka's future transport scenario

Lately Dhaka's transport scenario has been deteriorating visibly under fast growing urbanisation, despite a number of transport

Low cost housing in Bangladesh

Housing is a basic need for civilised living. In a developing country like Bangladesh –housing inadequacies and backlog have been

Dhaka: The city of walls

There are more or less walls in every city, but maybe there are more of them in this city – Dhaka. Whoever – be it the higher,

Challenges of real estate developers

Residence is one of the basic needs of human beings. The right to live in one's own is a fundamental right of people and it is internationally recognised.

Ensuring quality in construction

There is a construction boom going on in the country at the moment. Residential houses are being built, office and factory buildings

Why does infrastructure matter?

Ensuring better infrastructure ranked the top priority in the Dhaka Apparel Summit 2014 to reach USD 50 billion apparel export target by 2021.

Energy pricing dilemma and the culture of subsidy

Proper price and market structure is the key for ensuring the uninterrupted quality supply of any product.

In need of a new breed of diplomats

Economic diplomacy is inseparable from political diplomacy. In the broader context of foreign policy and diplomacy the objectives are

Crossing barriers and lighting the future

From the very beginning of our lives it is drilled into our brains that children are the future, and education is what lights up the path

The startup culture

The number of university graduates who are frustrated with the job market and the stagnating situation they find themselves in is

Education, employment and human capital

Irrespective of the level of development of a country, economic growth is essential for raising the levels of employment and income.

Viva la carts

In the last couple of years, we've seen our society go through some major changes. From changing laws for our “own benefit” to trying

The year of the youth

The year 2014 was meant to be a year of change for Bangladesh. But that promise had been left behind and when seen in a political

Desh Garments – A pioneer’s gift to his country

When people talk about Bangladesh, they usually refer to cyclones and floods. But then when people want to talk about the positive things that have come out of this country, they talk about the Ready Made Garment Industry.

Reflections on the NGO sector

The recent decades has seen something of an upsurge in the interest and attention on the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bangladesh.

Corruption and political instability: A threat to security?

“Under former President Moi, his Kalenjin tribesmen ate. Now it's our turn to eat," so said politicians and civil servants belonging to the then newly elected Kenyan president Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe in January 2003 to John Githongo, Minister for Governance and Ethics.

Local government and economic development

Local Government Institutions (LGIs), Local Administration (LA) and local Community Based Organisations (CBOs) evolved, emerged and developed throughout the globe as manifestations of a historical conjuncture particularly situated at time and space.