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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

E-Commerce in Bangladesh Struggling to Capitalize on Opportunity

As the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis continue to be felt across the world, entire industries are struggling under the weight of demand downturn, labor shortages and inability to maintain their supply chain processes. However, demand downturn has not been the issue of primary concern for all industries. One such industry would be E-Commerce, which […]

Growth Metrics and Forecasts Revised in the Face of COVID-19: ADB and EIU

As the world at large attempts to flatten the Coronavirus curve through mandated social isolation, governments have opted for stimulus packages to drive fiscal expenditure and/or provide relief to the populace. Multilateral organizations have been crucial in aiding these efforts both through funding and fund-delivery. Despite best efforts however, it is a sad fact that […]

Corporate Social Responsibility in Bangladesh: An Assessment in Effectiveness

The assumed dichotomy between business profitability and responsibility to society, is one that is continually challenged through modern business models especially now with the Fourth Industrial Revolution in full throttle. There has indeed been an elevation of the Triple Bottom-Line agenda, “Profit, People, & Planet”. Coupled with the international focus on the achievement of SDG-s, […]

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 […]

Envisioning Mechanization & Innovation In Bangladesh Agriculture

While developing economies shift their focus from Agriculture towards manufacturing and service oriented sectors, the Agricultural sector in Bangladesh is distinguishably salient in terms of how much employment it generates. It is a primary source of livelihood for much of the population, holding approximately 39% of total employment and contributing about 13.07% of total GDP […]

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 […]

The Ails of Textiles in Bangladesh: Challenges and Possible Amelioration

Ready-Made Garments (RMG) Industry of Bangladesh is an extremely important growth-driver and has been since it began to thrive in the 1970s as a consequence of the International Multi-Fiber Agreement. The country’s RMG exports make up the majority of its overall exports, standing at 84.21% as of 2018-2019. The Sector also employs approximately 3.5 million […]

Making a Dent in Poverty through Microfinance

With the turn of the new decade, the global agenda of poverty eradication remains just as important a pursuit now as it ever was. The world continues to move towards an age in which the social business model is being reinvented with innovation at regular intervals, and industries are actively encouraged by their governments to […]
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