Posts Tagged ‘ Development ’

Democracy and Development

August 20, 2015
Anis Chowdhury
Democracy and Development

In recent times, the political discourse in Bangladesh has touched upon the question of democracy and development. It was triggered by comments from a Minister and a senior ruling party leader who said, “We believe in democracy, but not too much democracy,” and argued that this is good for development and progress. His comments attracted...
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Posted in Democracy, Development, Economy | 3 Comments »

Bucking stagnation elsewhere, the quiet rise of South Asia

July 31, 2015
Ruchir Sharma
Bucking stagnation elsewhere, the quiet rise of South Asia

South Asia has long been seen as an economic laggard, but that could start changing. At a time when growth is falling sharply in most other emerging nations, as commodity prices collapse and global trade slows, South Asia has proved relatively resilient. Together, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are now growing at an...
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Posted in Economy | 1 Comment »

Hartals are not enjoyable at all!

February 8, 2015
Julian Francis
Hartals are not enjoyable at all!

In the media recently, there was a suggestion – perhaps tongue in cheek – that foreigners ‘enjoy’ hartals.
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Posted in Business, Culture, Economy, Social Issues | 3 Comments »

National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

January 19, 2015
Zahidul Islam
National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

Last year we wrote an article entitled ‘National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: What does it indicate?‘ to give an overview on National Water Security Index (NWSI)
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Posted in Development, Disaster, Environment/Climate, Uncategorized, Water | No Comments »

A new opportunity for China-Bangladesh cooperation

March 12, 2014
LI Jun
A new opportunity for China-Bangladesh cooperation

Since the reform and opening-up in 1978, China has been making remarkable economic progress in all areas,
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue | 2 Comments »

Development billboards: Numbers do not lie, or do they?

December 10, 2013
M Niaz Asadullah
Development billboards: Numbers do not lie, or do they?

The ruling party sponsored billboards are back. This time they are bigger, better, and lawfully erected, loaded with information, and visible throughout Dhaka city.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 7 Comments »

Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

March 31, 2012
ABM Nasir
Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

To many, development performance of Bangladesh appears as puzzling. Puzzling it may appear, yet, overwhelming evidence, showing concurrent improvement in economic, social and political indicators suggest that the performance, particularly under democracy, is a stylized fact.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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