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50 Years of Bangladesh: Accelerating export-led industrialisation

Bangladesh’s economy has experienced significant structural transformation during the last five decades. At the time of its independence,

“There should be at least five more MFS competitors”

What was the situation of the Mobile Financial Services (MFS) industry before Nagad came onto the scene?

The journey at 50: Looking back, looking ahead

Bangladesh and I shared our first decade together. Unsurprisingly and somewhat self-servingly, I tend to relate to Bangladesh’s journey at an instinctive level, the way one remains absorbed with...

Golden jubilee of Bangladesh rings silver jubilee of mobile

Bangladesh celebrated its silver jubilee of independence in 1996. It coincided with Awami League’s triumphant return to power after 21 years with Sheikh Hasina’s prime ministerial debut.

Bangladesh economy through a “turning point’ lens

The economy of Bangladesh has come a long way in the past 50 years. The enduring image of Bangladesh earlier was that of a disaster victim.

Bangladesh at 50: Some reflections

For our generation, who grew up when the Bengali nationalist movement was gaining momentum and witnessed the genocide and National Liberation War of 1971, the golden jubilee celebration of...

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Bangladesh’s journey with health in the past 50 years

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in its article 25 mentions that, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living...

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Women’s movement: The challenge of change

Bangladesh has begun to rate high in official statistics on indicators of women’s advancement. In the last 50 years, women have emerged from their invisibility to feature in Bangladesh’s...

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Reclaiming our foundational values in education

On the 50th year of its birth, Bangladesh has crossed the bar to join the ranks of developing countries. It aims to be a developed country in two decades.

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Agriculture in Bangladesh: The last and the next fifty years

Almost 75 years ago, the British had left India and yet the people in this part of the world were not yet meaningfully free of their political and

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

United Nations Peace Operations and Bangladesh

While celebrating its golden jubilee of independence on March 26, 2021, Bangladesh can take pride in many remarkable achievements in its growth and development.

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Migrants’ contribution to the 50-year journey of Bangladesh

As Bangladesh celebrates its Golden Jubilee, and marks 50 years of independence, there is much to look back on and even more to look forward to.

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Demystifying the “Development Miracle”

Bangladesh’s achievements are exemplary for many developing nations, including Pakistan. The main credit lies with the visionary leader,

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Fifty years of disaster risk governance in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been facing the challenges of disasters due to natural or anthropogenic causes for decades. Prior to independence, this part of land was recognised only as a poor and disaster-prone...

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Mega Infrastructure needs mega planning

Mega infrastructure includes power, telecommunications, transportation, housing and health. Skilled engineering and technical professionals with ample understanding of the evolving needs of the...

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

The journey at 50: Looking back, looking ahead

Bangladesh and I shared our first decade together. Unsurprisingly and somewhat self-servingly, I tend to relate to Bangladesh’s journey at an instinctive level, the way one remains absorbed with...