/Op-eds and Interviews

টাকা পাচারের পূর্ণ চিত্র এখনো পাওয়া যায়নি – তৌফিকুল ইসলাম খান

২০১৪ সালে বাংলাদেশ থেকে ৭৩ হাজার কোটি টাকা পাচার হয়েছে বলে গ্লোবাল ফাইন্যান্সিয়াল ইন্টেগ্রিটি এক প্রতিবেদনে বলেছে৷ (সিপিডি)-র গবেষণা ফেলো তৌফিকুল ইসলাম খান মনে করেন, পাচার হওয়া অর্থের পরিমাণ প্রকৃতপক্ষে অনেক বেশি৷

2017-05-23T18:25:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Op-eds and Interviews|

Making Bangladesh’s garments industry safe and sustainable – Dr Fahmida Khatun

Bangladesh’s export-oriented ready-made garments (RMG) industry has made significant contributions to the country’s economic development over the last four decades.

2017-06-21T12:59:15+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Featured Post, Op-eds and Interviews|

The missing money – Dr Fahmida Khatun

Illicit cross-border financial flow is not uncommon. It happens in all countries. With globalisation it has become more complex. Recent increase in illicit financial flows (IFFs) has created concern in the development policy discourse around the world.

2017-05-08T11:44:02+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

Did we get a good deal? – Mustafizur Rahman

During Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to India from April 7-10, a number of MoUs and agreements were signed to facilitate trade and investment between the two countries. Professor Mustafizur Rahman, distinguished fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star

2017-04-26T10:34:45+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Mustafizur Rahman, Op-eds and Interviews|

Moving forward from the Rana Plaza tragedy – Dr Fahmida Khatun

The readymade garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has undertaken significant compliance measures to ensure safety of factories and workers since the Rana Plaza tragedy on April 24, 2013, when an eight-storied commercial building collapsed killing more than 1,100 workers died, and injuring more than 2,500 people.

2017-04-24T18:58:06+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

Fourth Anniversary of The Rana Plaza Collapse: Where do we stand? – Khondaker Golam Moazzem

It has been four years since the day in April when the nation and the world was shocked when a garment factory building in Savar came crashing down. 1,129 workers were killed and thousands more injured, trapped in the rubble.

2017-04-24T14:25:02+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Op-eds and Interviews|

Maintaining coherence between economic and social goals – Dr Fahmida Khatun

Social sector budget traditionally receives less attention amidst big allocation for the hardware part of the economy. Infrastrucutre, power, industry, agriculture and the like are the centre of focus during budget formulation.

2017-04-18T12:05:24+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

এত টাকা রাখি কোথায়? – খন্দকার গোলাম মোয়াজ্জেম

বাংলাদেশ যে ১০০টি বিশেষ অর্থনৈতিক এলাকা গড়ে তোলায় উদ্যোগী হয়েছে তার কয়েকটিতেও চীন, ভারত, দক্ষিণ কোরিয়া, জাপানসহ উন্নত ও উন্নয়নশীল দেশগুলো বিনিয়োগের উদ্যোক্তারা বিনিয়োগে আগ্রহ প্রকাশ করেছেন।

2017-04-12T11:58:29+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Op-eds and Interviews|

পাকিস্তানের ভাঙন এবং বাংলাদেশের অভ্যুদয় – রওনক জাহান

১৯৭২ সালে প্রকাশিত আমার প্রথম বইটি ইংরেজি ভাষায় কলাম্বিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে প্রকাশিত হয় যার নাম ‘পাকিস্তান: ফেইলুয়র ইন ন্যাশনাল ইন্টিগ্রেশন’। বইটি গত ৪৫ বছর ধরে দেশে এবং বিদেশে রাষ্ট্র বিজ্ঞানের ছাত্র-ছাত্রীরা পড়ে আসছে।

2017-04-17T11:45:45+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Op-eds and Interviews, Rounaq Jahan|

The challenge of inequality: An agenda for action – Rehman Sobhan

It should be noted by the people and particularly the policymakers of Bangladesh that one of the keynote issues under discussion at the ongoing Assembly of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the growth of inequality across most countries.

2017-04-03T17:11:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Op-eds and Interviews, Rehman Sobhan|

Budget for regions lagging behind – Dr Fahmida Khatun

Discussions on the upcoming national budget in Rangpur during the past weekend revealed a number of issues. Some are new, some old. But all are important. Sitting in Dhaka many of us may not have empathy for them at all. Some of us may even be blissfully unaware of them.

2017-04-03T17:04:02+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

How will we fare after Brexit? – Mustafizur Rahman

It may be noted here that, Bangladesh has already felt some of the early impacts of the UK referendum, held on June 23, 2016. The medium to long-term implications of the Brexit, both for the UK economy and the EU, are likely to be profound, and these will have important implications for their partner countries in the coming years.

2017-04-03T14:27:47+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Mustafizur Rahman, Op-eds and Interviews|

Untranquil Recollections of Rehman Sobhan: being part of the Bangalis’ struggle for self-rule

Rehman Sobhan is a noted Bangladeshi economist and freedom fighter. He was educated at St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling; Aitchison College, Lahore; and the University of Cambridge. He was one of the economists whose ideas influenced the 6-point programme of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which became the basis for the struggle for self-rule for Banglades

2017-03-27T11:43:32+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Op-eds and Interviews, Rehman Sobhan|