Tag Archives: livelihoods

Fish Nets Filled

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 8 February 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about Bangladesh being among the top five Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to have achieved economic growth in 2017. We also learn about a rise in exports and remittances. Swiss president gave a positive nod about growing economic relations between Bangladesh and Switzerland. And hilsa fishermen and traders enjoy good business and profits.

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Exports up Seven Percent

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 11th January, 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear good news about export growth  while the exchange rate of the Dollar appreciates against the Taka,  The World Bank invests in major safety net programmes and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment plans to send around 1 million workers overseas for employment. But we also hear about hazardous working conditions in Bangladesh.

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Clothes Rack up Growth

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 14th December, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about export growth in garments, footwear and jute products. Growth in Information and Communications Technology business and exports is on track. And the Government takes several initiatives to introduce more development projects and other economic investments.

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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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Women Face Constraints

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 28th July 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at women’s economic opportunities, consider China’s shrinking workforce as an opportunity for Bangladesh, and discuss a few new ideas for agricultural. And the year end figures for remittances are in.

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Women Fish for Profit

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 30th June 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…economists look into the success of budget provisions for women and an expert says guaranteed income for all could work in Bangladesh. The Economist gives Bangladesh a poor report card on labour migration governance while exporters raise concerns about the UK leaving the EU. At the local level small farmers in Kushtia go back to school to learn new agro-technologies, and a group of entrepreneurial women create a fish farm from a disused canal.

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Forced Labour Response

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 2nd June 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Government invests in ICT training to target those looking for self employment. And a midwives training program is expanded to reduce child and maternal mortality. Global Slavery Index cites Bangladesh response to modern slavery. Child labor continues in tobacco production in poor rural areas. Research shows further opportunity for RMG sector to gain global competitive advantage.

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Old Work New Light

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 19th May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…coverage on the plight of domestic workers. Training for individuals with physical disabilities takes the spotlight in labour and training talks. Increasing availability of electricity due to renewable energy, and organic farming practices help develop rural areas in long-lasting ways.

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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.

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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