Information Inflation

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 30th November, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about growth in the agriculture sector, education sector, and high expectations from the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

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Coffee Boosted

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 23rd November, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about the economic growth of Bangladesh and development of the ICT sector. New ideas and measures have been taken by businesses, activists and the government.

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Measures for Growth

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 16th November, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about new measures taken by the government to enhance the economy. However, there are ups and downs in some of the sectors.

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Salt for Life

Iodising Salt: A Success Story

Quay Asia will begin documenting the successful initiative to introduce iodine through salt into people’s diet.

A diet with insufficient iodine can lead to a number of health disorders.

The story of salt iodisation involves a number of main characters: Processing plants, manufacturers, suppliers, communications experts, educators, nutritionists and Government departments.

Quay Asia’s team to record this outstanding achievement includes scientific writers, nutrition experts and a photographic journalist.

A leading development organisation in the field of micronutrients has commissioned the documentation of salt iodisation.

 

Fortified Workers

Options for Fortified Foods at Work

A Canadian non-government organisation has enlisted Quay Asia to study options for a potential fortified food program.

The study will consider how garments and textile industry owners can provide  fortified rice and other foods to their workers.

Women workers of reproductive age will primarily benefit from this initiative.

Quay Asia is providing an highly experienced program design expert, an industries advisor and a nutritional scientist.

The team will present program options early in 2018 following a three-month study of food supply chains and major employers in the garments and textiles sectors.

Gains and Losses

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 9th November, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

The government of Bangladesh continues new initiatives to enhance development. The agriculture sector suffers. New business relationships are nurtured. But some industries face obstacles and slow growth.

Workers demand higher wages. And we see progress on gender rights. Also, banks takes new steps to help marginalized people.

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Migration Report

Managing Data on Expatriate Workers

The Bangladesh Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment will publish an Annual Migration Report.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is assisting the Ministry to design and publish this yearly account of labour migration statistics and issues.

Quay Asia is working for the IOM and providing a team of experts including a senior migration expert, a capacity building specialist, a gender and social inclusion expert, and a labour economist.

Development Initiatives

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 2nd November 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about new initiatives to boost development. New trade agreements are formed to increase business relationships. Markets of garments and agricultural products are prospering. Foreign investors are keen to invest. But the complexities of doing business in the country have become a major barrier.

Some farmers are still struggling. Workers are unhappy with wage discrimination and harassment. Remittance inflow was the lowest in six years. And women continue to feel threatened by child marriage and workplace discrimination.

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