economic growth

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

Bangladesh Economy: What got you here won’t get you there

Over the years, Bangladesh has achieved considerable economic progress despite many odds. The economy, however, has now reached a point where continued progress will require course corrections, as alluded by the title of this write up, which is also the subtitle of a bestselling business book.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions.

April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019

Marching towards economic and social progress

By all accounts, Bangladesh has done exceptionally well over the past two decades. This is true for both economic and social progress...

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

Hiccups of 'Development Surprise'

Bangladesh's economic growth and development performance over the past two decades have been impressive.

September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018

Technology can help close the gender gap in Bangladesh

Each morning at 6am, across from the American Embassy in Dhaka, hundreds of day labourers wait in hopes of finding an employer. Garments, domestic, and hospitality workers walk on either side of the street toward factories, homes, and hotels.

June 3, 2018
June 3, 2018

Can Bangladesh sustain its growth momentum?

What is the future economic growth prospect of Bangladesh? An analysis of Bangladesh's past economic growth in a comparative perspective can help find an answer to this question.

December 24, 2017
December 24, 2017

Country of The Year: Bangladesh was seriously considered

Bangladesh was considered to be a serious contender for this year's Economist's “country of the year”.

August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017

Job market in Singapore still weak

Singapore has been reporting more cheerful economic growth numbers this year but this pick-up is not translating into a stronger labour market.

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Innovation and Its Discontents

Cambridge – Technological innovation is often extolled for its power to overcome major development challenges, fuel economic growth...

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

New jobs to stay elusive

The parameters of employment generation show it would be a tough task for the government in the next fiscal year to create adequate jobs, which is a key element for higher economic growth.