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Edtech transforms school experience for poor kids

Edtech startup raises $1.3 million; Government hands out $53 million in cash assistance to those affected by latest lockdown; World Bank provides $50 million through Wage Earners Welfare Board to help returning migrant workers faced with unemployment.

The economy is recovering with exports in the first 11 months of FY2021 growing by 13.6% year on year.

Government appoints Dr Shamsul Alam as State Minister for Planning to expedite infrastructure projects.

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. This week’s round up comes from The Daily Star and The Business Standard. Here is the news for the week ending:

29th July 2021

This week in Bangladesh…

New edtech emerges as schools remain closed (Image Ahmed Hasan/Unsplash)
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Export recovery at risk in next lockdown

Government announces next lockdown to stop spread of Covid Delta variant. Industrialists say closing factories will kill export recovery in ready-made-garment sector just as orders take off for Winter season.

Factory fire takes 52 lives. Commentators highlight different inspection standards for export- and domestic- oriented industries. And Government advisor proposes new inspection arrangements to prevent future tragedies.

Biden nominates Peter D Haas to be next United States Ambassador to Bangladesh. And acting British High Commissioner asked to account for misleading content about Bangladesh in UK report on human rights.

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. This week’s round up comes from The Daily Star and The Business Standard. Here is the news for the week ending:

15th July 2021

This week in Bangladesh…

Construction and fire safety in Bangladesh does not always meet national standards
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Labour courts slow to resolve compensation cases

Bangladesh retains its improved status in the annual Trafficking in Persons Report. Local legal advisory group blasts labour courts for taking too long to resolve simple worker compensation cases.

We learn about Dhaka Bank’s contribution to the financial inclusion agenda. And Bangladesh Abstains from voting for the United Nations resolution on Myanmar.

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. This week’s round up comes from The Daily Star and The Business Standard. Here is the news for the week ending:

8th July 2021

This week in Bangladesh…

Tea estate workers and their employers have different ways of calculating total wage
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More social security for the unemployed needed

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. This week’s round up comes from The Daily Star and The Business Standard. Here is the news for the week ending:

1st July 2021

Transport workers lose income in pandemic

…think tanks urge Government to spend more on social security for the unemployed, questions about the Post Office “Nagad” service continue, and experts reveal that the Government’s stimulus packages is not reaching critical businesses.