Bangladesh Development

New challenges facing five-year plan

Bangladesh will have to deal with the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic, graduation from the list of the least-developed country and climate change, and the barriers standing in the way of Sustainable Development Goals during the Eighth Five-Year Plan period. 

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

The unstoppable journey towards a Smart Bangladesh

The announcement of Digital Bangladesh Vision 2021 was proclaimed in 2009. 13 years later, keeping up with the growing global changes, the government aims to establish Smart Bangladesh - a developed and prosperous country by 2041 through the transition to a knowledge-based economy.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

New challenges facing five-year plan

Bangladesh will have to deal with the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic, graduation from the list of the least-developed country and climate change, and the barriers standing in the way of Sustainable Development Goals during the Eighth Five-Year Plan period. 

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