Finding the “quality” in quality education continues to be elusive in Bangladesh
The solution to this problem lies in generating more opportunities for the employment of our graduates – at home and abroad.
Both global and local macro-challenges can have serious implications for the people of Bangladesh
There is no serious study on the kind of jobs that are out there and the kind of degrees or training that we are providing in our academic institutions.
Training for online freelancers could have a significantly positive impact on the employment and income of underprivileged women, according to a recent study by the Brac Institute of Governance Development (BIGD).
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) is a fairly new concept which is increasingly gaining momentum in the West. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined SDOH as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.”
The session aimed to identify areas of collaboration amongst stakeholders to create enduring partnership for development and better serve disadvantaged groups through engaging the private sector.
According to the latest Labour Force Survey by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), employment in the industrial sector for the current fiscal added a mere 300,000 people over the last seven years (an average of 42,857 jobs per year).
According to the World Health Organisation (2011), persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population. Developing countries lose up to seven percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. When persons with disabilities have access to skills training, they can significantly meet the rising demand of skilled labour, which provides considerable economic advantages.
Bangladesh hasn't ratified the Domestic Workers Act itself, making it difficult for the government to require the same of destination countries.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says fundamentalism or fanaticism would not be a barrier to girls' education in Bangladesh as the people are conscious about which is good for them and which is not.
Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.
In order to reduce inequality in Bangladesh, much more needs to be done to improve access to employment, health and education for the bottom half of the population.