Invention from Neccessity

It’s been ten years since I was last here. A lot has changed in Jessore, Khulna and Satkhira. There are more shops in what used to be the sleepy Khulna neighborhood of Khalispur.

Much has happened in Jessore and Satkhira too. Business is booming in all kinds of shops from furniture to clothing. New hotels have sprung up and more fish are being farmed in freshly dug ponds. But many things haven’t changed.

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Women Spur Growth

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week we focus on news from The Daily Star for the week ending 15th October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

Progress is made on factory safety upgrades. Garments businesses assess competition from Vietnam. World Bank President applauds Bangladeshi women. And labour migration remains challenging.

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Quay Asia Website

It’s taken slightly more time than we anticipated. But as you can see our Web site is up and running.

In the end we decided to develop the site in house. It gave us an opportunity to get in touch with some of the latest thinking in social media. And that’s been useful for those of us that didn’t grow up with smart phones, tablets and social media apps.

So for some words of thanks.

We appreciate Morten Rand-Hendriksen and his video lessons on Web site design at Lynda.com.

Thanks also to Bigstock for many of the images we’ve used on the site.

And of course thanks to the WordPress Project.

We’ll be adding more material and features to keep things current. And of course we’d like to interact with you through the site.

Rice Farmers Profit

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Here is the news for the week ending 8th October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the economics of rice farming. Public universities address sexual harassment on campus.

The increasing cost of labour has been offset by mechanisation and higher yields

Global financial institutions issue their forecasts for growth while local commentators worry about global trade agreements. And we look at insurance to protect the livelihoods of the poor.

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Advantage through People

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Here is the news for the week ending 1st October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…the Centre for Policy Dialogue examines Bangladesh’s performance on the Global Competitiveness Index. World Bank Vice President is upbeat about the benefits of connectivity. Sweden supports workplace relations in garments businesses. And foreign companies invest in power and water saving technologies.

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