A sponge city is one that is built to passively absorb, clean, and use rainfall in an environmentally benign manner, reducing polluting and hazardous run-off.
Green growth would help Bangladesh build long-term resilience against climate risks and potentially achieve its vision of becoming an upper-middle-income country, according to Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Current development practices ignore the negative impact they can have on the natural environment.
Lack of investment for sustainable development in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable countries is one of the most pressing global issues.
Sustaining the development that has taken place in Bangladesh in the past 14 years and curbing inequality are key major challenges facing the economy owing to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, said Planning Minister MA Mannan.
There is no “one size fits all” solution to economic upgradation and growth.
The youth cannot be empowered if they can’t fend for themselves and survive the economic realities of the times they operate in.
The streets of rural Bangladesh should value the safety and wellbeing of its users.
The pitfall of measuring development based on macrodata is that it shows the big picture, but fails to account for development achieved, if at all, on a micro/personal level.