Bangladesh Development

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

“Bangladesh, with its challenges, can be a development model for African nations”

Name a nation where 44 percent of people live in extreme poverty, women have an average of 4.5 children, and the per capita income is less than $500? The answer -- Bangladesh around 1990.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

The Bridge on the River Padma

Our senior citizens with a taste for Hollywood and British classic films will perhaps remember where I have taken the title from.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Be careful with ‘over-optimism’ for megaprojects

One important but oft-ignored thing is that design and implementation mistakes delay the revenue-generation phase of megaprojects.

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

We need inclusive development

Watching TV talk shows nowadays has become tantamount to listening to people trumpeting development projects taken or being taken by the government.

September 26, 2018
September 26, 2018

Accord, Alliance brought dramatic changes: Bernicat

Workplace safety in Bangladesh's garment sector has witnessed a dramatic transformation due to inspection and remediation by two

July 24, 2018
July 24, 2018

Stable outlook for Bangladesh: Reports

Three global rating agencies have reaffirmed a stable economic outlook for Bangladesh, mostly for the strong economic growth and improvement in external profile.

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

Bangladesh ranks 34 in Inclusive Development Index

Bangladesh has been ranked 34th in World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Development Index, way ahead of South Asian competitors India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017

WB forecasts 6.4pc growth

The World Bank has kept unchanged its growth forecast for Bangladesh at 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year, much lower than the

May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017

PM warns against "yaba smugglers" in Cox's Bazar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issues a strong warning against trading of contraband "yaba tablets" in Cox's Bazar saying drug peddlers would be dealt with severely as they also earned a bad name for this southeastern sea resort district.

August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016

Promising prospects in troubling times

The World Bank (WB), at the end of April this year, had some very encouraging things to say about the Bangladesh economy.