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    ISSUE 04

    It’s time to focus on the model, not the miracle

    Vision 2021 laid out a clear path to Bangladesh becoming a middle-income country by its 50th anniversary. At the heart of this vision lay Digital Bangladesh, an ambitious plan to accelerate the use of ICTs across the country and drive growth across all sectors. But Digital Bangladesh represented more than hardware, software and connectivity. Instead, it embodied the very spirit of Vision 2021 – innovation, resilience and resourcefulness. Most significantly, both Vision 2021 and Digital Bangladesh were models of people-centric development. They were developed with an intricate understanding of the needs, capacity and characteristics of the population they were designed to benefit. …Read more >>

        
    

    Lessons Bangladesh can learn from others about blockchain regulation

    Governments around the world have begun to express a keen interest in the various applications of blockchain. In countries of the Global South, this interest has ranged from adopting Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador to rolling out a digital identity system for refugees…
        
    

    How to make agriculture attractive for Bangladeshi youth

    June 16, 2021
    Bangladesh is well-positioned to drive sustainable agriculture-led economic growth. Agriculture can strengthen the resilience of its food system and boost nutrition. Nearly half of all Bangladeshis are employed in agriculture, which includes a large majority of the rural population. While food and nutrition security, in its…

    To innovate, Bangladesh takes inspiration from its founding days

    June 16, 2021
    Throughout history, any process of innovation has not been readily accepted. The target can first appear overly ambitious and out of reach. Indeed, the first reaction is often no reaction at all. Ridicule follows, with the innovator chastised for their ludicrous propositions and in receipt…
        
    

    Will Account Aggregator be Bangladesh’s solution to CMSME lending problem?

    June 16, 2021
    Up until recently, Bangladesh’s economy was growing at a rate of 8.2 %. A reduction in poverty took place at a staggering rate. The rate of poverty declined to 10.5% in 2018–2019 compared to 31.5% in 2010. During that time over 25 million people were…

    Mobile money in the time of covid-19

    June 16, 2021
    No other phenomenon in our lifetime has changed the world as momentously as covid-19. Beyond affecting the health of populations, it has impacted the economic health of nations and people alike. For some, this meant a sudden drop in their household income and being pushed…

    Could blockchain fast-track Bangladesh’s Vision 2041?

    June 16, 2021
    Covid-19 has taken centre stage in socio-economic policymaking across the globe. The pandemic captured the world in a cycle of feigning recovery and new variants, sending as many as 150 million people into extreme poverty – many of whom reside in some of the most…

    Digitalisation and financial inclusion – A policy briefcase

    June 16, 2021
    Digitalisation The ‘Digital Bangladesh’ strategy was launched by the Government of Bangladesh in 2009. It was designed to translate Bangladesh’s Vision 2021 into action. The Vision 2021 was envisioned to make Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021— the year in which the country celebrates its…