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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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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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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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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.

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The Largest Yet

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 and The Financial Express. Here is the news for the week ending 18 June 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…excitement and disappoint about the proposed budget. The future of education was revealed, and is the future of cash aid MFS? Plus, some seasonal farmers showed signs of success.

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Health & Care

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 and The Financial Express. Here is the news for the week ending 4 June 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…university students might get health insurance. The government could help paddy farmers by buying direct, the European Union considers direct payments to garment workers through mobile financial services and Japanese companies decline to make the move to Bangladesh.

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Open for 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 and The Financial Express. Here is the news for the week ending 28 May 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…blacklisting buyers? Bangladeshi garment suppliers push back. Japan may invest, and while farmers face the consequences of cyclone Amphan, offices are allowed to open after two months of COVID closures.

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Machines Oust Workers

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 December, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about an increase in the overseas employment of Bangladeshi workers. Affirmation from inspection agencies and favorable exchange rate make garment exporters optimistic. But jobs are already being lost to machines in garments industries. And school banking receives a hugely positive response.