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Programming in Primary Education: Latent Economic Opportunities

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The foundation of the education system of Bangladesh was laid first during the period of British rule. Later after its separation as an independent state, Bangladesh adopted an education system that followed its predecessor. The system had three levels – primary, secondary, and higher education. From the outset of the education system in Bangladesh, primary […]

AgroTech in Bangladesh: How Technology is Disrupting Traditional Agriculture Practices- Part II

The second part of the AgroTech series focuses on mechanisation of farming, access to finance for farmers and new techniques of farming. Mechanisation in Agriculture Mechanisation has been one of the key driving factors in agriculture for a very long time. As technology has progressed, mechanisation has become more efficient and beneficial to all stakeholders. […]

Mental Health Platforms in Bangladesh: Much Needed Progress

About 2.25 crore people in Bangladesh have been found to be suffering from about 13 types of mental disorders from a government survey conducted in 2019. Besides the adult population, 13.6% of children aged between 7 and 17 were also found to be suffering from mental disorders. More alarmingly the survey found that 92.3% of […]

Agent Banking: Spearheading financial inclusion in Bangladesh

Agent Banking has been a catalyst in financial inclusion in Bangladesh. According to a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, participation in financial services in the country has increased to reach an all-time high of 47 percent in 2018 as a result of a 5 percentage-point surge (20% to 25%) in registered bank […]

Is outdated technology holding back the shrimp sector of Bangladesh?

This article is the second in a series of articles on the Bangladeshi shrimp sector. To access the first article in the series, click here. The shrimp sector contributes significantly to the economy of Bangladesh: contributing 70 percent of the total agriculture exports and employing 210,000 small and medium-sized farmers. The country’s geographical setting has […]
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LightCastle COVID 19 Series – 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the world we live in. The virus has not only wreaked havoc on our healthcare system, but has devastated the global economy. Amid the economic maelstrom, the Bangladesh economy finds itself in a precarious state, especially due to sagging apparel sales, declining remittances, soaring job losses, […]

  • Published on: June 11, 2020

Implications of COVID-19 on the Software Industry

Current Scenario of the Industry The IT sector has been one of the most booming sectors for the rapidly growing economy of Bangladesh. The government has declared this as a thrust sector to meet its goal of a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021. The sector has witnessed 8.6% CAGR globally over 5 years reaching a value […]

E-Governance: Empowering Citizens through Simplified Services

In Bangladesh where red-tapism and speed money are deep-seated in public administration, e-Governance can bring about a positive change by putting an end to these bureaucratic tangles. E-Governance or electric governance refers to the delivery of government services through the application of information and communication technology (ICT). Bangladesh is one of the fastest-growing economies in […]

Smart City in the City – Opportunity Space for Bangladesh

From Digital to Smart Rapid advances in technology are reshaping economies all over the world and Bangladesh is no exception. However, Bangladesh is interesting because of three critical factors – our demographic bulge (63%  below the age of 35) makes technology adoption lightning fast, rapid urbanization makes the capital an hotbed for talent driving economic […]

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

Our stories have been read by thousands, over the past year. It reflects the hope and curiosity of modern business leaders in every sector with the anticipation of a better 2020. Find out the 10 most read in 2019.

ICT Outsourcing: Catering to the Growing Demand

Blessed with the demographic dividend since 2007, with more than half of the population in prime working ages (15-54), the ICT industry in Bangladesh has a tremendous potential in driving the economy of the country. The ICT sector in Bangladesh has grown by 40% annually since 2010. The presence of a high number of young […]

Emergence of the Sharing Economy Defined the Decade

The sharing economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors and trends in the world, expected to be worth $335 billion by 2025. It is one of the many transformative trends created through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sharing economy is an umbrella term that includes the gig economy, crowdsourcing, coworking, and freelancing, as well as […]

Smart Urbanization: Is Bangladesh On The Right Track?

Urbanization has been synonymous with the growth of the world economy and the improvement in human lifestyle. It is no surprise that 55% of the world population lives in cities and these cities generate 80% of the world’s GDP. However, while cities have been a powerful tool in the evolution of human civilization, they have […]
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