Will our universities survive in 25 years?

Finding the “quality” in quality education continues to be elusive in Bangladesh

Without good teachers, any education reform agenda is futile

The solution to this problem lies in generating more opportunities for the employment of our graduates – at home and abroad.

Our fiscal space is narrowing fast

Both global and local macro-challenges can have serious implications for the people of Bangladesh

Why the mismatch between what we study and what we do?

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.

Learn online to earn online

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).

Mental health: The conditions in which people grow, live, work and age matter

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.”

Engaging private organisations for sustainable development

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.

Editorial / Employment in industrial sector down

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).

Hiring people with disabilities

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.

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

Women on the move

Bangladesh hasn't ratified the Domestic Workers Act itself, making it difficult for the government to require the same of destination countries.

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

Fanatics won't be a barrier to girls' education: PM

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.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

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.

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Why inequality still matters

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.