Income inequality

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Post-Covid challenges for our labour market

Specific policy incentives are needed to stimulate the economy and revive the labour market.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

The unjust and discriminatory face of corruption

The cost of grand corruption in Bangladesh is only continuing to go up.

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

Development hollow sans democracy

The country’s development cannot be sustained for long without establishing meaningful democracy, eminent citizens said at a roundtable yesterday.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

Measuring poverty must be realistic

While the country is nearing the eradication of extreme poverty and undergoing robust economic advancement, it needs to remodel its outdated poverty measurement method in order to uncover the real picture of poverty, as suggested by eminent economist Wahiduddin Mahmud at a recent launch of two books on poverty and inequality.

December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017

Inequality gap on the rise

A recent study by a think-tank has exposed the underbelly of the development scenario in Bangladesh in which rising GDP growth and rising income and wealth inequalities walk hand in hand.

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

Projected growth to hit 7 percent

According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics' (BBS) provisional data, the economy is projected to grow at a rate exceeding 7 percent in the current fiscal.

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

Projected growth to hit 7 percent

According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics' (BBS) provisional data, the economy is projected to grow at a rate exceeding 7 percent in the current fiscal.

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.