Anniversary Issue - I

Foreign borrowing and political business cycle

Seldom do the annual income and expenditure of a nation...

Exchange rate conundrum, export competitiveness and the way out

There is consensus among economists that proper management of the...

Appropriateness of data and concepts

Bangladesh and other densely-populated South Asian countries are viewed as...

Corruption: An overview of its prevalence in Bangladesh

A World Bank report on corruption in Bangladesh noted in...

Demographic dividend or disaster: Challenges for Bangladesh

Demographic dividend, as defined by the United Nations Population Fund...

Risk culture: Need for building resilience

Let's begin with outlining what this article is not about....

Trade, lobbies and capacity building in policy making

In 1994, two leading trade theorists - Gene Grossman and...

Demand and supply of skills for Bangladesh’s labour market

For attaining sustainable and high growth rate of an economy...

Public service mutualisation: The Bangladesh perspective

Government-managed public services today face both short-term and long-term challenges....

Structural transformation for better jobs: Which pathway?

As a country progresses from a low level of development...

A fascinating story of turnaround

In a recent report the globally acclaimed newsmagazine the Economist...

Global economic recovery: High hopes tinged with uncertainties

For the first time since the Great Recession of 2008,...

It purifies wealth, helps the poor out

A moot question crops up how many have ever thought...

Medium term policy implications

Bangladesh, with a huge population (estimated nearly 165 million in...

Sustainable energy: Myths versus reality

Sustainable energy has been one of the most-argued topics since...

Building on MDG success to face SDG challenges

Bangladesh has made substantial progress in poverty reduction and human...