Tag Archives: poverty

Women at the Top

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development and the wider economy. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 1 March 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

… a woman entrepreneur becomes the chairman of Janata Bank. Starting soon: A 12-month investment readiness accelerator programme to promote small and growing businesses. Bangladesh is likely to receive foreign investment. This will create employment opportunities for many. Recently, stakeholders discussed the need to address multidimensional poverty of urban children to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). And farmers suffer losses in egg farming business.

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Inclusive Growth Steady

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 25 January 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about the two-day Bangladesh Development Forum and garments trade show. We also learn about the growing income gap between the rich and the poor. On a positive note, Bangladesh is ahead of its South Asian competitors in the World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Development Index list of emerging economies. And Bangladesh is optimistic about becoming a poverty-free country by 2024.

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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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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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Help for the Aged

Social Protection for the Poor

Manusher Jonno Foundation tells Bangladeshi citizens about their rights to the social protection schemes provided by the Government of Bangladesh.

Quay Asia assigned two highly experienced consultants to evaluate this important project.

The Civil Society project is part of a wider Programme of technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh.

UK Aid and Australian Aid support the Government of Bangladesh to improve the way it gives allowances for the poor.

But many poor people are not aware of their entitlements. And so Mansuher Jonno works with local organisations to help poor get the help they deserve.

Photo of Shameen used with her kind permission

Concern for Business

Quay Asia developed a concept note for Concern Worldwide.

The note, “Concern and the Business Sector,” proposed specific strategies for leveraging Concern’s expertise to attract private sector investment to combat poverty.

Quay Asia provided a team of four experts in programme design, social development, commercial strategy, and communications.

Young Farmers Needed

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 6th October 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…The World Bank celebrates success in reducing extreme poverty while the Asian Development Bank increase its loan portfolio. Older farmers are less able to meet the country’s food requirements and a Dutch ministers says retailers must review buying practices.

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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.

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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Affluent Classes Grow

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 29th October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the increasing number of consumers and their growing  disposable incomes. We see the business climate is still harsh and note how many different initiatives are still needed to support the poor. And getting recognition for women’s work is still a struggle.

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