Poverty reduction

8m came out of poverty in 6yrs: WB

Around eight million people in Bangladesh have come out of poverty between 2010 and 2016, according to the latest poverty assessment report of World Bank.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Charting the middle-income journey

Bangladesh needs proper macroeconomic management to avoid middle income trap

October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019

8m came out of poverty in 6yrs: WB

Around eight million people in Bangladesh have come out of poverty between 2010 and 2016, according to the latest poverty assessment report of World Bank.

July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019

Poverty Reduction: Bangladesh makes significant stride

Bangladesh got about 19.3 million people out of poverty between 2004 and 2014, the fastest reduction in UNDP’s poverty index during that period.

October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

Poverty reduction rate slows down

Bangladesh's rate of poverty reduction has slowed down in recent years.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Children and Poverty

Protecting the rights of children and providing the essentials for their development must be part of the definition of poverty reduction.

November 6, 2015
November 6, 2015

A roadmap to poverty reduction in Bangladesh

The successful implementation of the NSSS will provide a strong basis for Bangladesh to extend proper social security to its poor and vulnerable populations. It recognises the differences in risks at different stages of the life cycle and provides support to various demographic groups.

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 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

Bangladesh performs well in inclusive growth

AS per a report published by ESCAP titled 'Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015', Bangladesh is ahead of both India and Pakistan in terms of inclusive growth.

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

Can we eradicate extreme poverty in Bangladesh?

EXTREME poverty is officially defined in Bangladesh in terms of total living expenses of a family falling short of the cost of minimum

February 16, 2015
February 16, 2015

Why poverty action plans don't work

CAN we really banish poverty in Bangladesh by the year 2030? I do not question the loftiness of the goal of eradicating poverty or the sincerity of policy makers and the economists. However, what gives me reasons for concern is the lack of evidence on the efficacy of various anti-poverty programmes, and the limited amount of time left to meet the target, i.e., only fifteen years remaining. Complicating the scenario is the evidence from research that the mainstay of our economic programmes to eradicate poverty in the last two decades, viz., employment generation in the garments sector and microcredit expansion, may not deliver the goods for those who live in poverty.