Trade and Investment

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 26th October, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

Trade and FDI in Bangladesh have increased. While there have been a few success stories, some problems still exist.

Agriculture continues to face challenges. Some farmers have enjoyed good crop cultivation, whereas others had to bear losses. Banks have shown interest in increasing agriculture loans. This is likely to boost the sector.

Workers both within and outside Bangladesh suffered misfortunes. Unsafe working condition is a major cause. Productivity among women garments workers needs to increase.

The Government has taken good initiatives to enhance women empowerment. Such as access to bank loans, opening help centers for women entrepreneurs and increasing women’s participation in IT related jobs. The Government is also focusing on youth development and employment.

The National Board of Revenue is set to hold tax fairs, workshops and conduct studies.

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Youth and Farming

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 19th October, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

The fight against early marriage and the exploitation of women continues. Early marriages among village girls is still common. Activists, police and the Bangladeshi government  stop child marriages almost every day. The exploitation of women at work and home often goes unreported.

Agriculture in Bangladesh is a diverse enterprise. Some farmers and fishermen struggle while others thrive.

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The Hazards of Work

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 12th October  2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

Workers remain vulnerable to discrimination.

Small farmers, migrant labourers, women and child workers are the most challenged by poor labour practices and unfair market conditions.

Small farmers continue to face discrimination in the agriculture sector. And Bangladeshi migrant workers face harsh situations abroad. Women suffer violence and inequality at work. Unfortunately, child labour remains widespread.

Recruitment policy is not always fair in either public or private sector jobs.

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Women at Work

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 5th October, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

Women’s empowerment is still a challenge in Bangladesh.

The number of working women in Bangladesh has decreased significantly over the past ten years. Women entrepreneurs are not getting proper access to bank loans. And discrimination in the workplace is still common.

In the construction industry working conditions for both women and men have become increasingly unsafe. The industry lacks regulation and proper safety measures. And this often leads to death and serious injury.

In the agriculture sector, discrimination against small women farmers is prevalent.  So they  are excluded from the credit services  provided by the state.

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