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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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Fish Nets Filled

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 8 February 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about Bangladesh being among the top five Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to have achieved economic growth in 2017. We also learn about a rise in exports and remittances. Swiss president gave a positive nod about growing economic relations between Bangladesh and Switzerland. And hilsa fishermen and traders enjoy good business and profits.

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Achieving Growth Goals

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 May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Migrant Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia continue to have trouble obtaining legal status. Increased investment in girls to have large impact on nation’s growth. Projects to create jobs and create sustainable growth seem to be working. Environmental protection lacking elsewhere, but slow progress is being made.

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Old Work New Light

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 May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…coverage on the plight of domestic workers. Training for individuals with physical disabilities takes the spotlight in labour and training talks. Increasing availability of electricity due to renewable energy, and organic farming practices help develop rural areas in long-lasting ways.

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Competing Interests

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 31st March 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…the Halda River struggles to accommodate competing interests? Farmers face pressure to sell valuable top soil. More information on the challenges foreign workers face in Malaysia. And Bangladesh is moving into a season of good crop yields.

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Industrial Accidents Overseas

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 4th February 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about familiar challenges in the leather and garments sectors. We consider how talented expatriate Bangladeshis could bring their expertise home. An alarming number of deaths among Bangladeshi labourers abroad is reported. And we review a mixed outlook for the labour economy.

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Climate and Productivity

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 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the World Health Organization’s report on climate change. The latest information shows an increasing number of Bangladeshi women are going overseas to work. International development assistance is discussed at the Bangladesh Development Forum. And there is more news of programmes to improve industrial relations in the garments sector.

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Affluent Classes Grow

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 October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the increasing number of consumers and their growing  disposable incomes. We see the business climate is still harsh and note how many different initiatives are still needed to support the poor. And getting recognition for women’s work is still a struggle.

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Invention from Neccessity

It’s been ten years since I was last here. A lot has changed in Jessore, Khulna and Satkhira. There are more shops in what used to be the sleepy Khulna neighborhood of Khalispur.

Much has happened in Jessore and Satkhira too. Business is booming in all kinds of shops from furniture to clothing. New hotels have sprung up and more fish are being farmed in freshly dug ponds. But many things haven’t changed.