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Navigating COVID-19: A Resilient Agriculture Sector to Address the Exposed Frailties

The recent coronavirus-induced shutdowns throughout Bangladesh have caused an estimated loss of BDT 565.36 billion (USD 6.66 billion) between March and May 2020 for the businesses working in agriculture, fisheries, and meat producing sectors. Nation-wide disruptions have resulted in restricted access to agricultural products, markets, and advisory services. Under these circumstances, it is important to […]

Assessing Over-Capacity in the Bangladesh Power Sector

The Bangladesh Power Sector is one that has seen considerable growth in recent years. Total Power Generation Capacity in January of 2019, was 17,764 MW. To put into perspective the magnitude of growth, the Capacity in 2013 was 10,213 MW. This translates to a 57% increase in just 6 years. While growth in capacity is […]

Bangladesh Automotive Industry: A Roadmap to the Future

From luxury sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to small compact sedans, to meet the country’s demands for automobiles, Bangladesh has always been dependent on imported vehicles. Being one of the most densely populated cities in the world and with high potential to be enlisted as a smart city, the capital Dhaka naturally projected surging demands for […]

Youth Unemployment: Unsalvageable Blow By Covid-19?

As a country amidst a demographic dividend, Bangladesh has to closely monitor the employment opportunities of the youth. The United Nations defines Youth to be the part of the population between the ages 15-24. According to the last census, 19.14% of the Bangladeshi population are the youth while 27.29% of the population are between ages […]

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 […]

Will COVID-19 worsen inequality in Bangladesh?

Like the rest of the world, Bangladesh is facing an economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lower income groups tend to be more affected by such economic crises than those in the upper income. With growing levels of inequality in the country, the economic crisis due to the pandemic can harm the poor more […]

A Post-Pandemic Bangladesh and The Road to Recovery

With the recent lifting of lockdown in Bangladesh, the question that hangs in the air is a difficult one. Is the social benefit of resuming business activity at full throttle on par with, or greater than the social cost that may arise if the rate of infection cannot be curbed? Though guidelines for mandatory social […]

Telemedicine for Bangladesh: Bridging the Doctor-Patient Gap

The Bangladesh healthcare system has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. The country has outperformed many of its South-Asian neighbours and has been lauded for its achievements worldwide in reducing maternal, infant, and under-5 mortality rates (63% decrease in child death rate over 20 years) ,increasing vaccination coverage and increasing life […]

Bangladesh’s Capital Market: A need for policies to regain investors’ confidence

Capital markets have a huge role to play in the economic development of the country. An efficient capital market helps allocate capital to businesses efficiently. Businesses in turn use the capital to grow, generate new ideas, and spread novel technologies. As a result, productivity improves and the overall economy benefits. Bangladesh’s capital market, however, has […]

Delivery Services in Bangladesh: Coping with COVID-19

With technological advancement, getting deliveries at home or office whether it is grocery or a parcel, has never been easier. It takes one click to get products or food at the doorsteps and this is due to the logistic service providers. The rapid growth in e-Commerce in Bangladesh has  been a windfall to local logistics […]

COVID-19: A Wake-up Call for Global and National Supply Chains

Global trade has been hit at an unprecedented speed and scale by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey by the Institute for Supply Management conducted in March indicates that 75 percent of the companies reported supply chain disruptions in some form due to coronavirus-related restrictions. These companies with global supply chains faced an initial negative supply […]
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