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Agent Banking: Spearheading financial inclusion in Bangladesh

Agent Banking has been a catalyst in financial inclusion in Bangladesh. According to a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, participation in financial services in the country has increased to reach an all-time high of 47 percent in 2018 as a result of a 5 percentage-point surge (20% to 25%) in registered bank […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Catalyzes a New Wave of Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone in a quagmire no one knows the way out of. In order to survive the sudden economic shift from physical to digital, people are adopting innovative ways of doing business and connecting with everyone. Now, digital transformation is not just a prospect but a much-needed action for many industries […]

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Visual Guide to the Economic Impact

As the global economy is facing the ‘Great lockdown’ recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy of Bangladesh too, has been hit hard. With only 15% of the country’s population making more than USD 6 per day, Bangladesh stands in a vulnerable position to tackle the economic impact of COVID-19. This article tries to […]
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