development

Mega projects won’t negatively impact economy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the possibility of any negative impact on the country’s economy due to the implementation of the mega projects as these were undertaken following proper assessments.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Mega projects won’t negatively impact economy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the possibility of any negative impact on the country’s economy due to the implementation of the mega projects as these were undertaken following proper assessments.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

None gagged from speaking on TV: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for taking effective initiatives to ensure that international commitments are appropriately met for the implementation of the UN-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

A not-so-smart proposal for an offshore smart city

In an unprecedented move, the parliamentary standing committee on housing and public works ministry has directly recommended a major development project—to build an offshore smart city claiming land from the Bay of Bengal—directly to the prime minister.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Shishurai Shob: Let’s create a child-sensitive society

Shishurai Shob is a voluntary initiative, which aims to contribute to creating a child sensitive society by developing awareness and capacity of all concerned adults across all socio-economic groups. 

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.

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019

Changing the way we think about poverty and development

There are some words in the popular lexicon that we hear and read about every day but very few appreciate or understand the depth of these words. “Development” and “poverty” are two good examples.

November 22, 2017
November 22, 2017

The democracy vs development debate

A dichotomy can be defined as the presence of two alternatives that are jointly exhaustive (only these two alternatives, and no more than these two, exist) and mutually exclusive (the existence of each alternative excludes the other).

August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016

Government walking a tightrope

The information being gleaned from suspects and their laptops is that there is external finance being funnelled in through informal channels such as hundi. But the most worrying development is the discovery of bomb making material and knowhow amongst some of those arrested.

August 4, 2016
August 4, 2016

The devil in development

The word “development” - eliciting as it does grandiloquent notions of progress - has become, at least in Bangladesh, something of a red herring.