World Economic Forum

December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019

Bangladesh top gender-neutral country in South Asia: Report

Bangladesh has been ranked the top country among its South Asian neighbours by performing the best in bringing down gender gap, World Economic Forum says in its latest report.

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

Bangladesh slips to 105 in economic competitiveness ranking

Bangladesh has slipped two notches to 105th in economic competitiveness ranking in 2019, according to Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2019 released by World Economic Forum.

March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019

Energy Transition Index: Bangladesh 90th among 115 nations

Bangladesh has ranked 90th on the global Energy Transition Index (ETI), which has benchmarked 115 countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

December 3, 2018
December 3, 2018

Home is not safe for women

World Economic Forum's website had a headline saying “Why home is the least safe place to be a woman” as an introduction to a new report by the United Nations which chronicles widespread domestic violence and abuse perpetrated by husbands, current or former intimate partners or boyfriends, and lovers.

November 11, 2018
November 11, 2018

Organised crime: Bangladesh less affected in South Asia

Bangladesh is ranked among the countries in South Asia which are less affected by organised crimes. The four South Asian countries- Nepal (107), Bangladesh (97), India (90) and Sri Lanka (85), are among the group of the countries that have been less affected by organised crime as compared to Pakistan, according to data published by World Economic Forum.

October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018

Bangladesh slips a notch

Bangladesh has come down one spot in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index thanks to a change in methodology to better reflect today's rapidly changing, increasingly digitised world economy.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Bangladesh's roads among worst in Asia

Bangladesh's roads are among the worst in Asia, according to DataLeads in a recent infograph published based on an opinion survey by the World Economic Forum.

February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018

Bangladesh’s roads among worst in Asia

Bangladesh’s roads are among the worst in Asia, DataLeads say in a recent infograph published based on an opinion survey of the World Economic Forum.

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

Rich-poor gap widens further

Eighty-two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent, while 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half got nothing, according to a new Oxfam report.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Reading behind the numbers

We have some good news to cheer. According to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Bangladesh has become more competitive in 2017 as compared with 2016.