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New report says Bangladesh is most vulnerable country in world

World Bank’s Groundswell report part II says Bangladesh is most vulnerable country to climate change and 13 million people may have to relocate.

Social Protection Public Expenditure Review recommends redirecting funds to poor children and to the growing number of poor people in towns and cities.

New agricultural financing scheme requires banks to use their own networks to disburse funds and not through micro-finance institutes

And Facebook, Google and Amazon deposit Value Added Tax to local tax offices for services provided in Bangladesh

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. Here is the news for the week ending:

September 16th, 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star and The Financial Express

This week in Bangladesh…

Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country to climate change
That sinking feeling: Bangladesh heads to COP26 in November (original image by Amit Chowdhury/Unsplash)
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Global warming is disastrous for Bangladesh

Bangladesh climate expert warns of dire consequences for the country due to global temperature rises. And Government fails to control release of untreated waste from factories located on public industrial estates.

Research group releases report showing pandemic has had a negative effect on a wide range of investment indicators. Dhaka business group also pessimistic about business environment under the pandemic and calls for key taxation and lending reforms.

And Government to buy $2 million of digital content for secondary level education to recover learning loss.

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. Here is the news for the week ending:

12th August 2021

This week in Bangladesh…

Global Warming is Disastrous for Bangladesh (Image Anik Sarker/Unsplash)
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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.