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The Netherlands – Bangladesh ‘Mapping the Ground @ 50 Stitching Partnerships’ Report
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Bangladesh and the Netherlands have bolstered their diplomatic and economic ties, since recognition (of Bangladesh by Netherlands) in 1972. The Netherlands has been one of Bangladesh’s key development partners since Independence, and the relationship is strengthening so far to increase the economic engagements between these two maritime nations. This report, conceived by the Bangladesh Embassy […]

  • Published on: January 26, 2021

Female Unemployment in Bangladesh: Are we on the Right Track?

Bangladesh has enjoyed rapid economic growth in the past few years reaching 8.153% GDP growth in 2019. As the economy has grown at a constant rate over the past few years, the unemployment rates have also remained somewhat constant. As of 2019, the national unemployment stands at 4.2%. Although the unemployment rates look relatively stable, […]

RMG Exports on the Recovery: Revived Orders, Rejuvenated Hopes

Bangladesh’s Ready-Made Garments and Apparels, has been a consistently high-performing, export-led sector that has contributed immensely to the economy in terms of economic growth and employment generation. The industry holds a strong foothold internationally, reflected by its holding of 6.8% of the global apparel market as of 2019. Besides this, the sector constitutes an approximate […]

What Order Cancellation Means for the Bangladesh RMG Sector

The global apparel industry has been left reeling from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic as supply chains have been disrupted, trade has dwindled to near-stagnancy, and sentiments have flared, claiming this may be the fulcrum for a new anti-consumerism culture. In McKinsey & Company’s State of Fashion 2020, it was estimated from a survey […]
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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
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Impact of Coronavirus on Livelihoods: RMG Workers in Urban Dhaka
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Bangladesh witnessed its first official casualty from the Covid-19 coronavirus on March 8, 2020. In order to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the livelihoods of RMG workers in Urban Dhaka and their families, LightCastle Partners had conducted rapid response surveys across major Low-Income Communities (LIC) in the greater Dhaka region in early April 2020. […]

  • Published on: April 28, 2020

The Effect of COVID-19 on Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the supply chain and demand for the apparel sector. Top exporters like Bangladesh have started feeling the heat due to raw material sourcing challenges and cancelled orders. The performance of the RMG sector is more critical for an economy like Bangladesh, since apparel contributes 84% of […]

The Bangladesh RMG Sector: The Path to Revitalization

Whenever the agenda of growth-drivers is in focus within the context of Bangladesh, the conversation is rarely bereft of the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) Industry.  In terms of employment, The Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) reported that the sector employs approximately 3.5 million people, of which, approximately 60.8% are women. The country’s RMG exports make up […]

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.

Bangladesh: An Unexpected Leader in Green RMG

Despite being a developing country with a ready-made garments sector that is focused on cheap production, Bangladesh leads the world in “green RMG” . Green RMG, the increase of which has also been termed the green revolution, refers to environmentally-sustainable production practices in the sector. It includes waste management, energy efficiency, and water conservation. As […]

Rawhide Price Shock Caused by Leather Industry Changes

The leather industry was shocked by a steep decline in rawhide prices during Eid-ul-Adha this year. This time of year is when a significant supply of rawhide is generated for the leather tanneries throughout the country, but people were seen throwing away the rawhides from their sacrificed cows due to an inability to get fair […]
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