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Human Capital 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 Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 24th September 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…we hear about the factors in unlocking a child’s potential. Grants give some marginalized people the ability to invest in small business. And Bangladesh nets more hilsa – but how will the fish be stored?

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Beginning Again

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 September 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

… As business resumes, some small garment factories face unique challenges. Meanwhile, the long-term future of state-owned jute mills (and the workers) remains uncertain. And soon, Bhutan may increase trade with Bangladesh.

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Diversifying

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 10th September 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

… Tea growers are cultivating additional crops. Bangladesh might be overly dependent on the garment sector. And financial support is coming from the largest buyer of Bangladesh garments.

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Social Safety Net

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 3rd September 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…women in formal workplaces often face sexual harassment with no recourse. Remittances are soaring. And the launch of a pilot program using mobile phones to provide a social safety net.

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Our communications manager, Mary Khan, is on vacation for the month of August. The next “What the Papers Say” will be published on 3rd September. Check back then for the latest news!

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Missing Opportunities

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 30 July 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Experts noted a lack of data on Covid among garment workers and people living in slums. The government offered another round of stimulus loans to the garment industry. And local NGOs in Cox’s Bazaar jointly said they’ve been marginalized by international organizations.

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Export Woes

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 23 July 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

Bagging mangoes can ensure an export-worthy crop.

…Apparel exporters lobbied for more stimulus money because, they say, they cannot pay workers wages without it. Bangladesh has a long-running mango exporting problem. And experts predict this years flooding will break records.

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Bridges to Opportunities

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 16 July 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…when buyers default, exporters lose, but a new financial service will assume some of the risk. A study shows female garment workers are less likely to be independent, financially. And without tourism, how will Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar be affected?

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The Loss of Livelihoods

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 2 July 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Global brands have denied Bangladeshi garment suppliers billions since March. There’s widespread flooding in the north and northeast. And Bangladesh asks if it can graduate from a least developed country but keep one advantage of LDC status.

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Danger Inside the Home

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 25 June 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…there was a proposal put forth to decrease domestic violence. Many private school teachers haven’t been paid in months, but small relief may come soon. And the news about the hajj may mean financial losses for many Bangladeshi businesses.