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  • Khadi diaries

    “When they sell, copper turns to gold but when we do, that very same gold becomes dust…”


    In today's world, urbanisation is an inescapable reality. In fact, for the first time in history, more than half the world population lives in urban areas.

  • The dark side of Dhaka's urbanisation

    Just over a decade ago, in 2008, almost half of the world's total population used to live in urban areas. This phenomenon has continued and is expected to gain further momentum in future.

  • Towards a better, balanced metropolis

    If you look hard at a map of Dhaka city, you may notice a striking similarity with the side profile of a human face. The more you focus, the more you will notice that Uttara resembles the forehead, Mirpur resembles the eyes, Tongi resembles the scalp, Gabtoli resembles the nose, Motijheel resembles the mouth and Keraniganj resembles the throat.

  • Humanising Dhaka with civic spaces

    Imagine yourself as an international tourist who just arrived in Dhaka to explore a quintessential city of the Global South. You checked into your hotel somewhere in Banani.

  • Without proper urban facilities, quality life is unachievable

    The word “city” comes from the Latin root “civis/civitas”, meaning citizen/citizenship. The expressions “civil/civic/civilisation” owe their pedigree to this Latin origin. Eventually, it came to correspond with the French “urbs”, meaning city in a more physical sense.

  • Harnessing the potential of Blue Economy

    Seas have always been instrumental in defining the destiny of the world, be it as a means of transportation or as trade routes or as a hub of resources.

  • Youth entrepreneurship and start-ups

    Based on World Economic Forum's (WEF) Inclusive Development Index-2018, Bangladesh ranks 34th, close to China (26th), and ahead of Pakistan (47th) and India (62nd), as of January 22, 2018 (when the IDI was published). One of the major contributors to this growth has been the growth of the start-up arena in Bangladesh.

  • Untold stories of Bangladeshi migrant workers

    Bangladesh is a labour surplus country. Each year, around 2 million Bangladeshi youth join the labour force while about 200,000 new workers are absorbed into the formal sector. The rest find jobs in the informal sector or become self-employed.

  • RMG industry as the major employment sector

    The ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh is entering an important new chapter in its history. Decisions made now by the industry and its leaders could have important long-term ramifications.