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Vaccinations Underway, but Not Without Challenges

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 25th February 2020.

Photo by Ahmed Hasan on Unsplash.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladesh seeks more vaccine doses to fulfill its inoculation goal. Reporting reveals the plight of some migrant workers and efforts to improve their lot. One bank in Bangladesh tops them all. And last year at least 300 small and medium garment factories closed – how many have reopened?

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Doses Delivered and Schools Reopening

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 28th January 2020.

Schools might open as early as 4 February, although many students will start with in-person classes once in a week. Photo by Ahmed Hasan on Unsplash.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…The first Covid-19 vaccinations were delivered, and schools are making plans to reopen. The government is considering major investments in multiple skills-based education initiatives. There’s the latest data on the expected GDP growth rate and the present poverty rate. And one analysis attempts to answer, “How many garment jobs have been lost?”

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Sustainable & Green Financing

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 14th January 2021.

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This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…The Bangladesh Bank set new sustainable financing targets, and the central bank is connecting bank and mobile financial services accounts. Some university students will get loans to for online classes. And experts promote more paddy production.

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Workplace Safety Loans

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 November 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…the central bank allocated funds for garment workplace safety as Covid-19 spread continues. The ILO expressed concerns about long-term unemployment for women in the garment industry. A report on global tax abuse estimates how much tax revenue Bangladesh loses. And officials said more land is needed for crop cultivation.

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The Market May Double

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 19th November 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladeshi migrant workers wanting Saudi visas are in limbo. This year’s rice harvest is less than usual, although not for the reasons you may expect. And how large is the pharmaceutical sector expected to grow?

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Regaining Ground


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 15th October 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…a report on the unemployment rate. Some garment factories report the percentage of their operating capacity. And ideas to mechanise and increase productivity in the farming sector.

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A Boost to Business

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 1st October 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…there were numbers on job losses and reduced consumption. The government introduced initiatives to encourage the economy: grants to boost exports, more microfinance and more entrepreneur-friendly terms. And the garment supply chain goes virtual.

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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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Income Inequality

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 11 June 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…new evidence shows many households have zero income and domestic violence may be on the rise. People are still reeling in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan, but elsewhere, one community shows an amazing achievement by working together.

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Under 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, The Financial Express, Bdnews24 and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Exporters Association. Here is the news for the week ending 14 May 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…some universities continue to operate during the coronavirus lockdown. Garment factories open, albeit with health and safety audits; farmers struggle with decreasing demand and BRAC tries to increase testing for the virus.