Category Archives: Distribution & Poverty

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT

SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT – A K AZAD – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has inaugurated a brilliant chapter … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS OF A CITIZEN

REFLECTIONS OF A CITIZEN SYED BADRUL AHSAN The first time many of us came to know of Sheikh Hasina was on the day after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was freed from the Agartala Case and was released, along with his … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: SETTING A GLOBAL STANDARD IN ENDING POVERT

BANGLADESH: SETTING A GLOBAL STANDARD IN ENDING POVERTY There is a lot for Bangladesh to celebrate in the latest World Bank research on global poverty and inequality. The new report, entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality”, uses … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S HIDDEN STORY: A BOOMING ECONOMY

BANGLADESH’S HIDDEN STORY: A BOOMING ECONOMY SAJEEB WAZED A significant piece of news emerged from Bangladesh recently that received little notice outside the country. Last year for the first time, foreign direct investment from other countries into Bangladesh surpassed $2 … Continue reading

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THESE ARE THE ’10 EMERGING MARKETS OF THE FUTURE’

THESE ARE THE ’10 EMERGING MARKETS OF THE FUTURE’ CHLOE PFEIFFER A new report from BMI Research has identified the “10 emerging markets of the future” — the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH LIKELY TO BE 23rd LARGEST ECONOMY IN THREE YEAR

BANGLADESH LIKELY TO BE 23rd LARGEST ECONOMY IN THREE YEARS JIBON ISLAM Bangladesh is fast moving ahead towards development and prosperity and the would-be Asian Tiger may emerge as the 23rd economically flourished country in the world in a span … Continue reading

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FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY

FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY  MDG 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER -Poverty rate has been reduced from 56.7% in 1991-92 to 31.5% in 2010 -Current government further brought it down to 22.4% in 2015 -Government … Continue reading

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CONGRESSMEN APPRECIATE BD’S SUCCESS IN POVERTY REDUCTION

CONGRESSMEN APPRECIATE BD’S SUCCESS IN POVERTY REDUCTION A delegation of three US Congressmen called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York on Saturday. The premier met with the Congressmen right before her meeting with the … Continue reading

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THREE CHEERS FOR SHEIKH HASINA!

THREE CHEERS FOR SHEIKH HASINA DR RASHID ASKARI Sheikh Hasina’s winning the United Nations environmental award ‘Champions of the Earth’ is a new feather in her cap. However, this sort of news about our current Premier is not new on … Continue reading

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HOW POORER BANGLADESH OUTPACES INDIA ON ‘HUMAN-DEVELOPMENT’ INDICATORS

HOW POORER BANGLADESH OUTPACES INDIA ON ‘HUMAN-DEVELOPMENT’ INDICATORS JOANNA SUGDEN India is richer, in terms of per-capita economic output, than its smaller neighbor, Bangladesh, and a greater proportion of Indians are connected to the Internet and have cellphones. But if … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH TO BEAT POVERTY BY 2021

BANGLADESH TO BEAT POVERTY BY 2021 Asif Showkat Kallol Bangladesh will achieve middle-income country status by 2021, according to the upcoming budget speech to be placed in parliament on June 4. Finance Ministry officials said the speech will contain a … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MARCHING FAST TOWARDS MIDDLE INCOME NATION: SPEAKERS

BANGLADESH MARCHING FAST TOWARDS MIDDLE INCOME NATION: SPEAKERS Speakers at a post-rally discussion Thursday said Bangladesh has been marching fast towards a middle income nation following tremendous successes achieved by the government in every sector during the past six and … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS ON THE MDG

BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS ON THE MDG Bangladesh has already met several targets of the MDGs like reducing poverty gap ratio, attaining gender parity at primary and secondary education, under-five mortality rate reduction, containing HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs, children … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH RECEIVES WIP AWARD FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN, REDUCING GENDER GAPS

BANGLADESH RECEIVES WIP AWARD FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN, REDUCING GENDER GAPS Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Bangladesh has received the WIP award for women empowerment and reducing gender gaps. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam received the award on behalf of … Continue reading

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