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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Environmental governance and growth

    In the last two decades, the economy of Bangladesh has grown at nearly six percent per annum.

  • Poverty alleviation: Where we go from here?

    Bangladesh has earned considerable reputation for achieving remarkable success in reducing poverty not merely in its income/consumption dimension,

  • Women's unpaid contribution to economy

    Awomen's worth in the society is likely to be recognised once their contribution to the economy in both paid and unpaid works is valued.

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    Drivers of the rural economy

    Since 1988, I have been generating and maintaining a longitudinal data set on the operation of the rural economy in Bangladesh through repeated household surveys in 62 randomly selected villages.