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    ISSUE 06

    What the world should know about Bangladesh

    As we remember those who led Bangladesh to victory 50 years ago, it is time to firmly fix our gaze on the future. Beyond the impressive gains in economic and human development, what does Bangladesh want to be known for? What are the hallmarks of the Bangladesh model, and are they being clearly articulated at home and abroad? In this issue, we look at how focusing on the most vulnerable has paid dividends for Bangladesh, and how it can continue to shape policymaking for the next five decades and beyond. …Read more >>

        
    

    Poverty-reducing lessons from success stories

    December 17, 2021
    Bangladesh is among the most successful poverty-reducers. But why? And who are the other success stories? It is important to draw lessons from the experience of selected best performers of poverty reduction across the developing world because it gives policymakers a new perspective. This article…
        
    

    Hope and history – rethinking the Rohingya response

    December 17, 2021
    Bangladesh has been generously hosting Rohingya refugees from Myanmar for decades, with more than 740,000 people fleeing Myanmar since August 2017. This exodus was the fastest and largest in the Asia region for nearly 50 years since the millions of Bangladeshis fled into India, escaping…

    Hope for reparations? Bangladesh learns justice with Birangona

    December 17, 2021
    Bangladesh is built from the blood, sweat and tears of ordinary people, particularly women and girls. From the streets to the highest offices of the country, women have been at the forefront of every mark of progress. Fifty years on, Bangladesh is globally recognised for…
        
    

    The pandora’s box in Bangladesh’s labour market

    December 17, 2021
    Over the past decade Bangladesh has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In addition, the country has displayed political and macroeconomic performance, along with robust geopolitical support. These are promising factors for the country. With a growing economy, Bangladesh has…

    Reconfiguring the energy progress of Bangladesh

    December 17, 2021
    At the wake of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, its people endured two disasters just four months apart: one man-made and the other natural. The man-made disaster was from a brutal crackdown, and subsequent genocide, at the hands of the Pakistani military. The crackdown came just…

    Bangladesh ‘Going Cashless’

    December 17, 2021
    The story of Bangladesh is one of relentless reinvention. Bangladesh’s ambitious digitalisation vision, the Digital Bangladesh initiative, first laid out in 2008, has been a key driver of its decade-long progress. Evolving from a primarily rural agrarian economy, it is a tale of leapfrogging from…

    How Bangladesh can approach constitutional equality

    December 17, 2021
    In 1972, Bangladesh enacted its constitution. The country was newly liberated and war-ravaged from the previous year. Its constitution was designed with socio-political and legal equality in mind. The constitution acknowledged peoples’ right to equality: an equality based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender and place…

    Protecting the vulnerable – A policy deck

    December 17, 2021
    On people and environment Rohingya refugee situation Bangladesh has been hosting the Rohingyas, a minority ethnic group from Myanmar, for nearly three decades. The latest exodus began on 25 August 2017, when violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, driving more than 7 million people…