November 16, 2023
Women in the Platform Economy: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges
Author: Jinat Jahan Khan During the last decade, the global workforce has undergone a significant and profound transformation. One of the most prominent transformations was the emergence of different digital labour platforms (ILO, 2018). Through these platforms, people are able […]
October 11, 2023
Assessment of Progress of Bangladesh Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Author: Jinat Jahan Khan Bangladesh has accomplished a remarkable development in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the SDG Index 2023, the country has achieved the 101st position out of 166 countries on the sustainable development report. It has achieved […]
August 29, 2023
Demographic Dividend of Bangladesh: A Policy Analysis of the Young Workforce Management
Author: Shahriar Rabab With over 30% of the population under the age bracket of 24, Bangladesh is an emerging and fast-growing economy with a relatively young population. However, are we harnessing the full potential of this young workforce effectively? The […]
August 16, 2023
Potential, Prospects, and Challenges of Cross-Border E-commerce in Bangladesh
Author: Niloy Sarkar Cross-border e-commerce is a form of international commerce that sells goods and services across borders with the help of advanced technology and the Internet (Ding et al., 2017). In this form of commerce, businesses sell directly to […]
August 8, 2023
A Guide to Geographical Indication Products: From the Lens of LDC Graduation of Bangladesh
Author: Khairun Ferdous Graduation from LDC status is indicative of a country’s progression toward economic and social development, enabling its transition to middle-income status. The most recent triennial assessment conducted by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has confirmed that […]
July 30, 2023
Old Age Allowance Program in Bangladesh: A Regulatory Overview
Author: Shahriar Rabab The Old Age Allowance in Bangladesh is part of the Social Safety Net Program implemented under the Ministry of Social Welfare. The Program aims to provide financial assistance to elderly citizens who are 65 years of age […]
July 23, 2023
Climate Migration in Bangladesh: A Ride through Hope and Despair
Author: Niloy Sarkar Bangladesh is known across the world as the land of rivers. With about 800 rivers crisscrossing the land mass, it is one of the most fertile countries in the world (Zaman, 1993). The people of the land […]
June 27, 2023
Financial Accessibility of Women Entrepreneurs Operating at the Bottom of the Pyramid: The Bangladesh Perspective
Author: Shahriar Rabab Bangladesh has had a robust growth in the SME sector over the last decade. The sector currently accounts for over 25% share in the GDP (Rahman, 2022). A total of 7.5 million SMEs including CMSMEs accounts for […]
June 15, 2023
Bangladesh Needs a Policy Framework for a Growing Platform Economy
Shamarukh Alam, Researcher, Fairwork Bangladesh Ratings 2023; Senior Research Fellow, DataSense at iSocial Not even a decade has passed since the introduction of gig platforms in Bangladesh; however, the country has seen significant growth of the platform economy. While ride-hailing and delivery […]