Competing Interests

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 31st March 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…the Halda River struggles to accommodate competing interests? Farmers face pressure to sell valuable top soil. More information on the challenges foreign workers face in Malaysia. And Bangladesh is moving into a season of good crop yields.

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The Path from Poverty

The UK Department for International Development is designing a programme to continue its efforts to end extreme poverty.

As a member of the design team Shaila provided her expertise in Social Development and Gender.

The team designed DFID’s next extreme poverty programme for Bangladesh. The mission operated in Bangladesh from September to December 2015 with submission of the design document in March 2016.

Shaila led on social mobilisation, gender, community participation, voice, and local government engagement.

The Sun’s Daughter

Freedom, War, and the Birth of a Daughter from the Sun

Our house was called pothikabash: a haven for travellers. It was in Monipuri Para. The year was 1971; the month was March. I was nine months pregnant. My first daughter was on her way after three years of marriage.

Nineteen Seventy One

My husband, once active in politics, was still connected. Our family waited for him to come home at the end of the day. . “The country is on the brink of a war,” he whispered. The brutal Pakistani regime had tyrannised the Bengalis.

The 25th March was the night of darkness. But I think the sun rose on Bangladesh for first time that following morning.

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Structuring Tomorrow

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development.This week’s round up is drawn from The Financial Express. Here is the news for the week ending 24th March 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

….International Chamber Commerce debates sustainable development goals while United Nations conferences on urban policy. Trade agreements in flux with China and Malaysia. And pharmaceuticals and light engineerings receive policy support. The Government supports poor fisherman and protects vulnerable farmers.

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Security for Domestics

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development.This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 17th March 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…agreements to send Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia reach an impasse. The International Labour Organization explores the plight of domestic workers and international buyers are criticised for driving down pay in Bangladesh garments factories. A Swedish expert says a systematic approach to helping the poor is more effective than just giving cash handouts. And on an agricultural note Bangladeshi potatoes head overseas.

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Industrial Potential

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Financial Express. Here is the news for the week ending 10th March 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Garment industry and other enterprises show good progress in profits and worker livelihood. Deals with Malaysia over foreign workers still at an impasse, even as reports praise their potential. Imports could raise costs for textile industry, under questionable circumstances. Cost of produce up this week as hopes of bumper mango season distracts.

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Trade and Development

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development.This week’s round up is drawn from The Independent. Here is the news for the week ending 3rd March 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…the Bangaldesh Finance Minister comments on the relationship between trade and development. And United Kingdom Trade and Investment manage a successful trade delegation from the UK to Bangladesh. Primary education is extended to class VIII and drop out rates in secondary education decline for girls and boys. And on a final quirky note: if you want to earn a living look to strawberries not matches.

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