Category Archives: GLOBALIZATION

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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THE WORLD’S FIERCEST FEMALE LEADERS

THE WORLD’S FIERCEST FEMALE LEADERS Fortune has released its annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. This year, the list is record-breaking and stands out for a very special reason- nearly 50% of the spots (23 in total!) were awarded to … Continue reading

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ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION ANIS CHOWDHURY The title of this piece should raise eyebrows. How could Islam be secular? Religion and secularism are generally thought to be contradictory to each other. More so with Islam, a religion which, in recent … Continue reading

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A GREAT GAME ACROSS PROSAIC BAY OF BENGAL

A GREAT GAME ACROSS PROSAIC BAY OF BENGAL – IMTIAZ A HUSSAIN – The Brahmatputra-Gangetic delta is not the Central Asia of the 19th Century, when rivalry between Great Britain and Tsarist Russia prompted Halford John Mackinder’s Heartland thesis: that … Continue reading

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WHO WANTS TO TURN BANGLADESH INTO BANGLA-DAESH?

WHO WANTS TO TURN BANGLADESH INTO BANGLA-DAESH? -ANDREW KORYBKO- The Mideast-based terrorist group has taken responsibility for a string of violence in the South Asian country, but the question is, to whose benefit does this ultimately play out? The Russian … 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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BANGLADESH AND SHEIKH HASINA ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE

BANGLADESH ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE  

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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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DHAKA READY TO FACE NEW CHALLENGES

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS DHAKA READY TO FACE NEW CHALLENGES Reaz Ahmad Projecting its success in achieving key Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Bangladesh will announce its full commitment to meet the new targets to be set by the United Nations in … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH SCORES HIGHEST IN EDUCATION, POVERTY CUT

WEF INCLUSIVE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT-2015 BANGLADESH SCORES HIGHEST IN EDUCATION, POVERTY CUT Bangladesh scored highest positions in an international study report on inclusive and development among the 18 low income countries for impressive achievements in education and poverty reduction. World … Continue reading

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FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 3

FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 3 – M Ahmedullah – This is the final part of Alochonaa’s 3 part series (part 2 accessible here) on the the rise and fall of Bengal’s textile empire. … Continue reading

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FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 2

FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 2 – M Ahmedullah – This is part 2 of a 3 part series (part 1 accessible here) on the the rise and fall of Bengal’s textile empire. Bengal, … Continue reading

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FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 1

FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 1 – M Ahmedullah – Context ‘In 1750, China and India combined to account for almost 57% of world manufacturing output, while India itself accounted for almost … Continue reading

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BREAKING FREE FROM POVERTY

BREAKING FREE FROM POVERTY  Shweta Suresh All in all, Tarango provides an unprecedented amount of support for these women — giving them a viable economic opportunity, as well as nurturing them through tough times There is still a long way … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH A ROLE MODEL FOR MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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BANGLADESH ACHIEVES LOWER MIDDLE-INCOME STATUS

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WEST PUSHING BANGLADESH TO WAHHABISM

WEST PUSHING BANGLADESH TO WAHHABISM Afshin Rattansi Dreadful conditions for workers in factories producing goods for the West, and plans for the US Seventh Fleet’s relocation make fertile ground for anti-Americanism in Bangladesh, which may see the country falling into … Continue reading

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UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA

UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA ALI RIAZ expounds on the rise of Islamist alliances in the present political context of Bangladesh. Since the Shahbagh movement began in early February, demanding the maximum punishments for the war criminals and the banning of … 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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2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Editorial Desk Introduction Despite the setbacks and shocks in the RMG sector over the last couple of years it continued to hold on to its position of second largest exporter of ready made garments. RMG … Continue reading

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