Poverty

Bangladesh's misleading stories of development

We often tend to consider only macroeconomic indicators and miss out indicators such as democracy, individual freedom, existence of opposition parties in the parliament, free media and freedom of ...

Poor children attending school despite all odds

Roundtable

'Tea workers cannot be left behind'

It will not be possible to achieve sustainable development leaving these tea workers behind, said speakers at a roundtable on 'Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6): Inclusion of Tea Workers

'Tea workers cannot be left behind'

Shouldn’t remain thankful to India forever: Akbar Ali Khan

The unabated corruption is taking place in the country causing the rise of black money with the upward trends of disparities among the citizens sponsored by the government itself

Shouldn’t remain thankful to India forever: Akbar Ali Khan

Interview: Nurul Islam

'The correlation between governance and development needs serious discussion'

As Bangladesh’s Golden Jubilee draws to a close, Prothom Alo confronts three eminent citizens of the country with three questions. All three of them were involved in various ways with the Liberation ...

Nurul Islam, senior economist and first vice president of Bangladesh’s Planning Commission

Health costs pushed or worsened poverty for over 500m: WHO

More than half a billion people globally were pushed or sent further into extreme poverty last year as they paid for health costs out of their own pockets, with the Covid-19 pandemic expected to make ...

Health costs pushed or worsened poverty for over 500m: WHO

How Bangladesh’s poor are paying the costs of climate damage

The US, the EU and other developed countries have so far resisted efforts to create a separate pot of funding to help poor countries deal with surging “loss and damage” from climate impacts

People looking for a shelter in knee-deep floodwater

BIDS conference

Dhaka's over-growth costs GDP 6-10 per cent

Around 32 per cent of the country's urban population lives in the capital city Dhaka and most of the country's economic activities are also concentrated here. That is why 46 per cent of the generated ...

Dhaka's over-growth costs GDP 6-10 per cent

Dhaka Tribune-BIPSS roundtable

‘Afghanistan should not become a playground of major powers’

Afghanistan seemed on the brink of a humanitarian crisis, facing an economic meltdown with uncertainty looming large in all sectors. The rest of the world looks for the possible impact the situation ...

‘Afghanistan should not become a playground of major powers’

45m people on the edge of famine in 43 countries: WFP

The UN's food agency said Monday the number of people on the edge of famine in 43 countries had risen to 45 million, as acute hunger spikes around the world.

45m people on the edge of famine in 43 countries: WFP

Youth struggle against climate change in Bangladesh

While other young people are thinking about their careers and life ahead, these young people struggle with the impact of climate change. Some of them have had to drop out from their studies. Some of ...

Young people are fighting against climate change in Bangladesh. Logic/UNDP
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