Bangladesh prepares for graduation – Fahmida Khatun

While Bangladesh’s macroeconomic indicators have shown positive trends in the 2016–17 fiscal year, the overall strength of its economy appears to be weakening. This is of particular concern as Bangladesh prepares to leave the ‘least developed country’ category in 2018.

2018-02-18T18:24:04+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews, Trade Blog|

Growing malignancy in the banking sector – Dr Fahmida Khatun

The banking sector has been passing through a turbulent period for some time. Given that a sound financial sector is key to sustained economic development, good health of banks is crucial. This is more so when almost 80 percent of financial assets is owned by commercial banks.

2017-05-29T10:43:31+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

Higher GDP growth should have led to higher employment

Bangladesh’s GDP growth rate is estimated to reach 7.2 percent in FY 2017. While achieving the growth figures has dominated attention, it has not been able to create more jobs in the economy.

2017-05-31T15:37:03+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

Moving forward beyond 2017 – Dr Fahmida Khatun

GLOBALLY, 2016 has been an unprecedented year. Brexit, Trump, rise of populism, refugee crisis and terrorism will continue to define the political and economic scenario of the world in 2017. Inside the country, a number of positive as well as challenging developments will shape the dynamics of Bangladesh's journey in 2017.

2017-01-02T11:48:17+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

Momentum graduation very important for Bangladesh to keep up sustainable growth: Towfiqul Islam Khan

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report 2016, prepared by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has placed Bangladesh below other developing countries in terms of the manufacturing sector's contribution to GDP, said Towfiqul Islam Khan

2017-01-03T21:51:41+00:00 December 31st, 2016|CPD in the Media, Towfiqul Islam Khan|

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on aid utilisation

Published in The Daily Star on Sunday, 15 November 2015. Bangladesh moves into crisis of aid utilisation CPD's Debapriya talks about challenges as govt meets donors today Sajjadur Rahman For quite a few years, Bangladesh has been enjoying respectable economic [...]

2015-11-15T12:29:51+00:00 November 15th, 2015|CPD in the Media, Debapriya Bhattacharya|

Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem on dealing Bangladesh’s challenges for growth

বাংলাদেশের অর্থনৈতিক প্রবৃদ্ধি ও সাম্প্রতিক চ্যালেঞ্জ তুলে ধরেন সেন্টার ফর পলিসি ডায়ালগের (সিপিডি) গবেষণা পরিচালক ড. খন্দকার গোলাম মোয়াজ্জেম। তিনি দেশের জিডিপির প্রবৃদ্ধি ও মাথাপিছু আয় বাড়ানো, বিদেশী বিনিয়োগ জোরদার করা, পণ্যের আমদানি-রফতানির ভারসাম্য রক্ষা, কর প্রদানের হার বৃদ্ধি ও [...]

2015-10-20T10:41:28+00:00 October 20th, 2015|CPD in the Media, Khondaker Golam Moazzem|

Will the killings affect the economy? – Fahmida Khatun

The difference between killings in advanced countries and Bangladesh is that it does not stop people from going to those countries to live there, spend their money there and invest there. Published in The Daily Star on Monday, 5 October [...]

2016-08-30T18:47:13+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|

Professor Mustafizur Rahman on macroeconomic stability and investment

তবে ৭ শতাংশ প্রবৃদ্ধি অর্জনে যে বিষয়টি দরকার, তা হলো সরকারি ও বেসরকারি বিনিয়োগ বাড়ানো। এ বিষয়টিতে এখনো তেমন কোনো অগ্রগতি দেখা যাচ্ছে না। Published in Bonik Barta on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. এডিবির পূর্বাভাস অধরাই থাকছে ৭ শতাংশ প্রবৃদ্ধি [...]

2015-09-23T11:29:38+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|CPD in the Media, Mustafizur Rahman|