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Entrepreneurship: A raw perspective

Someone wise once said, “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.” Truly, these words are aligned with a popular saying, “With great risks come great rewards” or with, what Stan Lee wrote about Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

A letter to the government on startups

Let me begin by introducing Brad Feld, an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado. Feld's model, called 'The Boulder Thesis,' concludes that for a startup ecosystem to be built in any place, four things are necessary:

Organising quality training in Bangladesh

Quality is the call of the day. Discerning consumers or clientele are not satisfied with anything less than the best. In the human resources development

Global migration crisis and the Bangladesh experience

More than 1 million refugees have entered Europe by land and sea in 2015. The mass exodus of people from North Africa and Middle East have made the

Jobs abroad for a better life

International migration for employment is an important channel through which the process of economic globalisation works. Although this channel is

Reviewing initiatives for migrant well-being

2015 has been an important year for the labour migration sector in Bangladesh. In contrast to preceding years, the year has seen a major boost in the outward flow of Bangladeshi workers. It was also marked by substantial increase in the flow of female workers. The decision to review the ill-conceived

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Global migration crisis and the Bangladesh experience

More than 1 million refugees have entered Europe by land and sea in 2015. The mass exodus of people from North Africa and Middle East have made the

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

International labour migration

International labour migration has been an integral part of Bangladesh's economic and social Development since the 1980s. It creates employment, ensures stability to foreign exchange reserve and in the context of 7th five-year plan of the country, it offers additional avenues to the government to attain its long term developmental goals.Along with the review of the challenges and achievements of government, this piece suggests steps that can be taken in migration governance in the coming years. First let us look at level and extent of migration during recent years.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Reflections on the WTO Ministerial

Backdrop of MC-10: There is no denying the fact that the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as the global body en-tasked to regulate and reform the

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Banking sector for sustainable growth

Bangladesh's financial sector is dominated by the banking sector. The dominance of the banking sector makes the financial sector vulnerable on the one hand, but highlights the crucial importance of the sector in resource mobilisation and economic growth, on the other. The role of the banking sector in accelerating growth is contingent upon the soundness and depth of the sector. In Bangladesh the banking sector has travelled through a journey where the sector has experienced several ups and downs. Reforms measures have been undertaken in an attempt to improve upon the structural constraints of the sector.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

National Pension Scheme

Constitutionally, Bangladesh is claimed to be a 'Welfare State". The welfare provisions so far adopted proved effective and paved the way for doing more by

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Padma Bridge: Bonding old terrain and forging regional integration

The great poet Rabindranath Tagore used to frequent his tenants in Kushtia, Rajshahi and Pabna during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in

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