Set the numbers free

June 22, 2011
Jyoti Rahman
Set the numbers free

Forecasting is difficult, particularly about the future — the saying goes. Figuring out how things had been in recent past ought to be easier. Not so it seems when it comes to statistics in Bangladesh. Take the national accounts for example. Early every summer, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics releases provisional national accounts for the...
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Power crisis — some facts and figures

December 18, 2010
Jyoti Rahman
Power crisis — some facts and figures

While our politics is consumed by petty personal vendetta, the electricity crisis continues to pose as the biggest risk to our economy.  How did we get here? And what is the government doing about it? Let’s explore these questions with some numbers.
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