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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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Eid Mubarak to all celebrating!

“What the Papers Say” will be on hiatus this week due to the Eid ul Fitr holiday. We will return 20 May with the latest social and economic news.

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“What the Papers Say” will be on hiatus this week because Mary Khan, our communications manager, is on leave.

Come back 18th February for the latest social and economic news!

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“What the Papers Say” will be on hiatus until 7th January. In the meantime, consider reading our longer reports. The latest in our series “Issues in the Labour Market” explains how the coronavirus
situation is affecting the garment sector in Bangladesh.

Come back in January for the latest news!

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What the papers say …taking a break

Mandy is on leave this week. The next What the Papers Say post will be on 8 February 2018.

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Victory Day!

Best wishes to everyone around the world on the occasion of Bangladesh Victory Day.

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No Roundup this Week

Sorry, there’s no roundup of the news this week.

But have a read of our other posts this week.

Jesmin talks about her experience of the recent Bandarban food festival.

And we reflect on Quay Asia’s approach to employment.

The next roundup of news about employment and workforce development will be on 8th December.

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The site wasn’t working normally from around 21st to 31st October.

We’re really sorry.

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What the paper say … taking a break

Our “What the Papers Say” post series will be taking a summer break.

The next post will be on October 6th.