World Bank (WB)

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Illnesses caused by air polution: The Invisible Killer

Air pollution is killing around 80,000 people every year in Bangladesh by causing respiratory problems as well as depression, and wiping out around 4 percent of the country’s GDP, said a World Bank report yesterday.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Pollution control: WB to contribute $250m loan to project for big cities

The government has taken an initiative to set up four new vehicle inspection centres (VICs) to control emissions.

November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022

WB to steer Dhaka rivers back to life

The World Bank has agreed to take lead in a landmark project to breathe life back into the five rivers surrounding Dhaka city involving about $20 billion.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

30pc people facing food scarcity

Around 30 percent people in Bangladesh are facing food scarcity though the country’s economy made a recovery from the pandemic-induced shocks, says a World Bank survey.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

World Bank cuts Bangladesh’s growth forecast by 0.6 percentage points to 6.1%

The World Bank today slashed growth forecast for Bangladesh by 0.6 percentage points to 6.1 per cent for the current fiscal year ending in June 30, 2023, impacted by global economic slowdown and the war in Ukraine.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Policy reforms needed to avert slowdown: WB

There are signs that Bangladesh’s stellar growth, which catapulted it among the 10 fastest growing economies over the past decade, may be losing steam soon unless critical reforms are undertaken to counter the decline, said a recent World Bank study.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

World Bank’s team reaches Ctg port to discuss Bay Terminal project

An 11-member technical mission of the World Bank reached Chattogram port today to discuss various aspects of proposed Bay Terminal, a mega project taken to enable the port accommodate larger ships.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

World Bank launches youth competition on climate-smart growth

The World Bank has launched a youth competition, inviting solutions for climate-smart growth to mark 50 years of partnership with Bangladesh.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

WB to give $300 million for Covid-19 resilience of Bangladesh’s urban institutions

The Local Government Covid-19 Response and Recovery Project will benefit 39.9 million urban residents in all eight divisions, the World Bank said in a statement today.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Economists and their predictions: What lies beneath the illusion of simplicity?

One of the most common shortcomings of the general art of prediction among economists is that the information we rely on draws on a theoretical framework based on past data and future expectations.