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is nearing the eradication of extreme poverty and undergoing robust economic advancement, it needs to remodel its outdated poverty measurement method in order to uncover the real picture of poverty, as suggested by eminent economist Wahiduddin Mahmud at a recent launch of two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

  • 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.

  • Inequality comes to Asia

    From China to India, Asian countries' rapid economic expansion has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in recent decades. Yet the income distribution has lately worsened, with inequality now potentially even more severe in Asia than in the developed economies of the West.

  • The urgent crisis of inequality in Asia

    Over the last 30 years, the phenomena of unchecked deregulation, privatisation, financial secrecy and globalisation has allowed big companies and well-connected individuals to use their power and influence to capture an increasing share of the benefits of economic growth. On the other side of the ledger, the benefits for the poorest have shrunk.

  • Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam

    The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam says, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

  • Income inequality in Bangladesh

    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.