Revitalising Exports

Export diversification has proven to be a formidable task for Bangladesh. If anything, export concentration—more specifically, dependence on readymade garments (RMG)—has increased further.

Building a 'nation brand'

In today's globalised and highly competitive world, individual countries invariably operate as part of the “global value chain.”

Graduating out of LDC group with momentum

Bangladesh is well-poised to be considered for graduation from the LDC group at the next review of the UN's Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in March 2018.

Bangladesh's ailing tax system

The tax system in Bangladesh is not very different from that of most other developing countries. A significant share of revenue is collected at the border, while domestic taxes are primarily from the VAT and income taxes.

Where do we stand?

In the last five years Bangladesh has been maintaining a GDP growth rate between six and seven percent. Consequently, Bangladesh's energy consumption has been increasing at more than eight percent per year.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Graduating out of LDC group with momentum

Bangladesh is well-poised to be considered for graduation from the LDC group at the next review of the UN's Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in March 2018.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Building a 'nation brand'

In today's globalised and highly competitive world, individual countries invariably operate as part of the “global value chain.”

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Revitalising Exports

Export diversification has proven to be a formidable task for Bangladesh. If anything, export concentration—more specifically, dependence on readymade garments (RMG)—has increased further.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Where do we stand?

In the last five years Bangladesh has been maintaining a GDP growth rate between six and seven percent. Consequently, Bangladesh's energy consumption has been increasing at more than eight percent per year.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Bangladesh's ailing tax system

The tax system in Bangladesh is not very different from that of most other developing countries. A significant share of revenue is collected at the border, while domestic taxes are primarily from the VAT and income taxes.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Making migrants' life easier

Time and again the government of Bangladesh has reiterated its commitment to ensure the dignity and protection of short-term contract migrant workers.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Dalals: Demons or merchants of short-term international migration?

Remittances received from short-term international contract migration are one of the three important driving forces that have contributed to the transformation of Bangladesh into a low middle-income country.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

For a vibrant financial sector

An “economic miracle”—that's how leading international newspaper the Financial Times described Bangladesh in an article last year as it showered praises over our economic achievements.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

It's all about institutions

Anyone who visits Dhaka for the first time may be excused for thinking that Bangladesh is a rich country with millions of automobiles.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Protecting migrants' welfare

Fatema, 20, the sole breadwinner of her family, migrated to Saudi Arabia in search of solvency. She purchased a ticket to her dream destination at the cost of Tk 20,000 though the actual cost was much higher.