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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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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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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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Rice Farmers Profit

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Here is the news for the week ending 8th October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the economics of rice farming. Public universities address sexual harassment on campus.

The increasing cost of labour has been offset by mechanisation and higher yields

Global financial institutions issue their forecasts for growth while local commentators worry about global trade agreements. And we look at insurance to protect the livelihoods of the poor.