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    ISSUE 08

    Let’s use the springboard we have created

    As Bangladesh enters the next phase of its development, it must deal with the twin challenges of sustaining economic growth and managing the changes that come with it. A young, tech-savvy population, with higher levels of education than has been the case for previous generations, is entering the workforce. The ready-made garments sector is a world leader, and there are signs that other industries are ready to follow suit. Infrastructure mega-projects are removing bottlenecks in economic transformation. The country is ready for take-off – but how can policymakers ensure it has a secure launching pad? Read more >>

        
    

    Bangladesh has to manufacture its way through economic headwinds

    June 18, 2022
    Bangladesh’s labour force is 71 million strong as of 2020. The country holds tremendous potential in leveraging economic benefits through its workforce. In 2017, the total labour force participation rate was 58.3%, of which 48% was female. Bangladesh’s iconic readymade garment sector has pioneered gender…
        
    

    Bangladesh needs school-centric mental health policies

    Adolescents are a susceptible age group in any society. Their mental health impacts their personal and academic life. Policies that shape adolescents’ lives are crucial to the future growth of a country. According to a 2017 report by intergovernmental public health agency the World Health…

    How fixing the insolvency regime will open Bangladesh’s investment bottleneck

    Insolvency is a state whereby an individual or company cannot pay back its lenders. In other words, it’s when someone is bankrupt. The harsh reality of businesses is that they can suffer financial distress as a result of many factors. Thereby, they suffer pressure from…
        
    

    Untangling Dhaka will smoothen Bangladesh’s urban governance

    June 18, 2022
    Bangladesh and its capital Dhaka both house a major population in an extremely confined space. Bangladesh is not only the eighth most populous nation in the world but also the most densely populated (not counting small city-states and island nations). Dhaka is the geographical and…
        
    

    Bangladesh has been too cautious with its ‘Special Drawing Rights’ from the IMF

    June 18, 2022
    Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) are a type of foreign exchange (forex) reserve asset, created and administered by the intergovernmental financial institution the International Monetary Fund (IMF). They are meant to help supplement other forex reserves held by the central banks of the IMF’s member countries.…

    Seismic changes – A policy deck

    June 18, 2022
    Debt financing     Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy Bangladesh prepares its debt servicing policy through its Medium-Term Macroeconomic Policy Statement (MTMPS). It analyses medium-term borrowing strategies along with the debt-risk management guide. The main aim is to form a deficit financing strategy by striking a…