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The Cow that’s Saving the Beef Industry

Translated in the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, Eid ul-Adha is a Muslim holiday celebrated throughout the world by commonly sacrificing sheeps, goats, and cows, and donating a third of the meat go to underprivileged and poor. And for a long period of time in Bangladesh, a majority of cows for the sacrifice had come from India. […]

Tackling the Problems of Bangladesh’s Tertiary Education Sector

Despite massive strides in achieving admirable standards across a host of different socio-economic indicators such as infant mortality rates and gender parity in both primary and secondary education, Bangladesh still has a plethora of obstacles it needs to overcome in the tertiary education sector. With the modern economy advancing at its current pace and automation […]

Tertiary Education in Bangladesh: A Sector in Need of Reform

Once dubbed an economic “basket case” by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Bangladesh has made impressive strides across a host of socio-economic development indicators. From successfully cutting down fertility rates since the 1980s, slashing infant mortality rates and promoting gender parity in both primary and secondary education, Bangladesh has come a long way. […]

Production of Milk Unable to Meet Local Demand

Milk is a great source of calcium and phosphorous required for healthy growth of bones and teeth, and an essential ingredient in growth and proper functioning of the body. For proper development, the recommended intake to meet a quarter of daily protein requirements is 200-250 ml of milk or 15-20g of milk powder (FAO report) […]

Motorbike Industry in Bangladesh—The Next Big Frontier?

In the backdrop of Dhaka city’s fabled traffic mismanagement and congestion, motorcycles offer a more affordable alternative to its counterpart–cars. The rising middle class of Bangladesh has been a significant driving force behind the motorcycle industry’s phenomenal rise as bikes are cheaper, easier to maintain and faster to navigate with than cars. Since 2010, the […]

High Prospects in the Commercial Vehicle Market

Transport is one of the most crucial aspects of the business world. Without it, businesses would be unable to access raw materials, markets with spare capacity, or suitable factory locations. The ability to expand operations beyond a firm’s immediate location is crucial to its growth and hence the growth of the economy. The commercial vehicle […]

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 […]
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