The key question, however, remains: to what extent have our current economic challenges been addressed by the new budget? It hasn't done proper justice to answer this question.
It is not clear how the money needed to implement this ambitious budget will be sourced.
Steps must be taken against those who have shifted money and wealth out of the country illegally.
Bangladesh’s economy is overwhelmingly dominated by informal sectors. The informalisation stems from deindustrialisation, which has set in prematurely in the country.
Dhaka greeted the new year with the country’s first metro.
There is an abundance of wealth in pockets and for a segment of the upper crust of civil society commingling with the underlying sub-strata consisting of the populace who fight hunger and poor health.
Geographic inequalities can bring political tensions between local government leaders and national level policymakers and politicians.
The key message in Rokeya’s writing is the need to ensure justice for all and in all aspects of life that include gender egalitarianism.
Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, executive chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), discusses the proposed national budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.