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  • Global Gender Gap Report 2020

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Organised crime, organised crime in South Asia

    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.

  • Global Competitiveness Index

    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.

  • worst in asia

    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.

  • Bangladesh’s roads among worst in Asia

    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.

  • Oxfam says Systemic Exploitation of Bangladeshi migrant workers ongoing in Australia

    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.

  • 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.

  • Closing developing countries' capital drain

    Once again, advocates of free mobility for destabilising short-term capital flows are being proven wrong. Many emerging markets recognised the dangers and tried to reduce capital inflows.

  • Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam

    The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam says, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

  • GCI ranking improves marginally

    The World Economic Forum's annual report on global competitiveness for 2015-16 has recently been made public.

  • GDP Growth in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh moves 2 notches up in Global Competitiveness Index

    Bangladesh moved two notches up in the Global Competitiveness Index, indicating progress in the country’s economic efficiency and sophistication.