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    ISSUE 11

    Keeping in step with change

    With a young population, impressive economic growth and increasing connectivity, Bangladesh is changing rapidly. Transformations are taking place across sectors, with many lessons to be learnt. Quick interventions, quality advice and small tweaks can have big impacts. This is only possible if policy-makers keep a watchful eye on the shifts occurring. Investment in real-time data and rapid analysis capabilities is essential to be able to manage these transformations instead of getting dragged along by them. In this issue of WhiteBoard, we take a look at how Bangladesh can stay one step ahead. Read more >>

        
    

    ‘Entrepreneurship advice’ is shaping the new Bangladesh

    March 17, 2023
    What does ‘advice’ mean when it comes to the private sector, and more specifically small businesses? Advice can be crucial in driving an economy forward. In a growing country like Bangladesh, advice can contribute to local economic development. Unfortunately, advice for those leading small businesses…
        
    

    Choose energy efficiency

    March 17, 2023
    Let’s evaluate a simple energy-saving scenario. You use a conventional ‘tube light’ to light up your room. Now you get a LED bulb from your local retail shop to replace the existing light in your room. Be assured that, at the end of the month,…

    New challenges for agrarian Bangladesh

    March 17, 2023
    Now that Bangladesh has passed more than 50 years since its independence, a prime question to ask is: what will the country look like over the next 50 years? Bangladesh remains agrarian by many indicators. Yes, agriculture as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP)…
        
    

    Bangladesh has led the world in social development. Now it’s time to lead in climate adaptation

    March 17, 2023
    Bangladesh is the home to extraordinary progress in many areas of social development. Not only has this progress benefited people and communities but also insights from it have benefited development across the world. This progress is in peril now, both in the country and across…
        
    

    Bangladesh’s hydrogen moment

    March 17, 2023
    Somewhere between 2021 and 2022, the energy world changed. It had a new intrusion: hydrogen. But the concept of hydrogen as a fuel source is not new. Within the transportation sector, hydrogen was seen as a viable long-term solution. In the meantime, electric vehicles (EVs)…

    Can slow fashion transform Bangladesh’s garment industry?

    Bangladesh is currently the second largest readymade garment (RMG) exporter in the world. However, although the RMG sector contributes around 83% of all export earnings, it is also among the most polluting industries in the country. The World Trade Organization (WTO), the apex international trade…
        
    

    Impending transformations – Policy deck

    March 17, 2023
    Labour and industry   Labour Law and policies Bangladesh’s labour laws and policies are framed through constitutional provisions. Bangladesh’s constitution guarantees workers’ welfare and the dignity of labour. It also guarantees employment at a reasonable wage and the right to social security. Bangladesh formulated its…