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At Risk: Workplace Protections Expire Soon

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 3 June 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Few of the 190 global clothing retailers that signed the original Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh agree to renew it. Unvaccinated migrant workers face an uphill battle. Google and Amazon get registered in Bangladesh. And Rohingya tell the UNHCR ‘we don’t want to live here’.

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Water Crisis May Get Severe, Say Experts

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 27th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…A division is in a severe drought. Migrants are pulled from the Mediterranean. After a five year ban, one export resumes. And while women lead the two largest political parties, how represented are women in politics?

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What’s Exceeding Expectations?

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 20th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…National Identity cards and services will no longer be the responsibility of the Election Commission. Money “whitening” schemes will continue until there’s no more undisclosed money to disclose says an official. Meanwhile, some bank accounts have seen incredible growth. And sunflowers could transform the domestic edible oil market.

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Business Confidence Is Lowest, Says SANEM

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 6th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Structural transformation of the economy went backwards, says one economist. Export numbers are relatively good, but business confidence is bad. Cash assistance is coming, says the government and “What if we tax cigarettes more?” asks a revenue expert.

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Where Are We? Eight Years Later

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 April 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…It is the eight-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy. What is the status of the garment industry and worker safety? Stakeholder give their perspectives.

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Labour & The Latest Lockdown

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 16th April 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…The latest lockdowns means low-wage and informal workers contend with less and the garment sector staggers. There’s another revision of the projected GDP – the question is, “Up or down?” And the World Bank makes recommendations for spurring economic growth.

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The Digital Divide in Bangladesh

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 April 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Education experts weigh in on the challenges of beginning classes again. The World Bank wants to finance jobs and wage protections. Mango farmers are optimizing and increasing yields. And we explain how Bangladesh fares in digital connectivity.

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The Future of Bangladesh’s Garment Sector

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 26th March 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Data reveals which groups constitute the new poor. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is increasing rural investment through Money for Work. McKinsey & Company published an article about “What’s next?” And we know the MRT lines are under construction – but could Dhaka get a subway system too?

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Growth, Agricultural and Digital

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 18th March 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

The government wants farmers to cultivate more land to increase food production. Photo by Nishaan Ahmed on Unsplash.

…The Government of Bangladesh is funding farmers and looking to spend big in digital connectivity and infrastructure. And for the first time, some of those funds are coming from the foreign reserve funds.

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People Are Moving. Is the Economy Following?

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 March 2021.

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This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladeshis are more mobile now than before the pandemic, but meanwhile, borrowers and banks haven’t fully recovered. There’s insight into child marriages, and more about the plight of working women. And days before a major India-Bangladesh meetup, it seems everyone’s talking about what’s on the agenda.