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Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been making its presence known throughout the world as people are more connected than ever before – to each other, devices, and networks. At the forefront of this era has been the telecommunications industry by providing increasingly cheap and accessible connectivity. In Bangladesh, the story is no different, with the […]

Fast Moving Consumer Goods — A Beacon of Economic Stability?

In an ocean of volatile industries, the FMCG industry represents an island of stability during times of economic uncertainty. Among the various industries that characterize the modern global economy, the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry is amongst the most resilient to economic shocks. Unlike other industries, the FMCG sector is not prone to mass layoffs […]

Tea Industry Starting to Meet Local Demand

There is no bad time for a cup of tea. It’s the go-to drink whether the occasion be a headache, bad mood, or unexpected guests. Tea’s importance is embedded in our culture. Bangladesh has been producing tea since the 1840s, and produced nearly 80 million kilograms in 2017 , with an industry turnover of approximately […]

Bangladesh RMG Sector – Difficult Relationship with Sustainability

Bangladesh’s affiliation with cloth has a long history. From being renowned throughout the world and even conquered by the British for its high-quality muslin, silk, and pure cotton, to becoming the second-largest ready-made garments producer in the world , the country has long depended on the textile industry for its growth. The production of RMG […]

Impact Investing: The Nine Principles for Impact Management

The principles for impact management were developed in response to a lack of discipline in managing investments for impact, making it difficult to draw a clear line between impact investing and other forms of responsible investing. The IFC, in consultation with external stakeholders drafted and officially launched the Principles for Impact Management this year in […]

Belt and Road Initiative – China’s New Silk Road

The ancient Silk Road was once a trading route facilitating the transport of goods and technology between China and the Roman Empire. Through this route, silk was first transported to the west among many other then exotic goods. The trade route spanned a 6,400 km road following the Great Wall of China, crossing deserts and […]

An Overview of Agriculture in Bangladesh

For most, agriculture is a means of food security, but it is a livelihood for a vast population in Bangladesh and a means of reducing poverty (accounting for 90% of reduction in poverty between 2005 and 2010 [2]) and fostering sustainable economic development. It is a sector that is strategically favorable to Bangladesh given its […]

Bangladesh Power Sector – Filling the Gap in Demand

Bangladesh is a bustling country with a total population of now 164 million with over 46% under the age of 25, the majority of whom are acclimatized to growing up with electronic devices in their homes. And with increasing urbanization and development of rural and suburban regions, the availability of electricity plays a crucial role […]

Agro-Processing Leading Agriculture to Higher Value Exports

For a country in which an estimated every 2 of 5 people work in agriculture, which is a significant contributor to the country’s GDP, agro-processing is an industry that hold tremendous value which has yet to achieve its full potential. One of the reasons behind this is that the majority of raw materials required for […]

Shrimp – The Black Bengal Tiger

Bangladesh’s shrimp exports, which once contributed $590 mn in FY12, has been on the decline, falling 8.37% to $408 mn in FY181 as the demand for black tiger and freshwater prawns have gone down due Vannamei shrimp (which is not grown in Bangladesh) dominating the world market at a lower price point. This drop in […]

The Passenger Airline Industry Failing to Take Off

Few inventions have changed the world as drastically as the invention of the airplane in 1903. It impacted trade, lifestyles, and communication by making the world a smaller place and providing a faster mode of travel and shipping. In Bangladesh, the industry is booming, having grown 22.1% internationally and 64.7% domestically in the last five […]

The Pharmaceutical Industry: The Next Stage of Development

The pharmaceuticals industry of Bangladesh is one of the most important thrust sectors of Bangladesh, expected to bring billions of dollars worth investments and exports as the country grows. As the country shifts to high-value manufactured products from low-value products like RMG, the future of this industry is under intense scrutiny. This expectation is supported […]

FinTech – Creating New Opportunities for MFIs in Bangladesh

FinTech has strongly emerged in developed markets FinTech, the emerging sector that uses technology to revamp financial services for both businesses and consumers, can have prodigious impact on economic activities. FinTech encompasses products and services within the categories of lending, personal finance, retail and institutional investments, equity financing, consumer banking and many more.[1] Today’s digital […]

Envisioning A Data-driven Agriculture in Bangladesh

Consider Abdullah, an agri-entrepreneur in Northwestern Bangladesh. He wakes up in the morning to find a notification in a dedicated mobile application on his cellphone from his aggregator asking if he could supply 50 kgs of tomato from under his networked famers by next week. Through the push of a few buttons, he pulls up […]

Developing a Data-Driven Ecosystem to Foster Economic Growth

Data is to oil as value is to money, an analogy to emphasize the importance of data in the modern day era. Data has become a driving factor to success in the global economy. In its absence, we struggle to discern what competitors are up to, what the latest market trends are, and most important, […]
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