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ICT skills training critical for Bangladeshi youth

ICT skills training critical for Bangladeshi youth

 

Mahmuda Siddika, a tech entrepreneur, from Rajshahi district in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank

We are now experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Our days are characterized by an explosion of innovative technologies blurring the lines betw…

by · Monday, 6 May 2019 · Bangladesh
South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank
For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work garments for their own use, saving the best for their daughters…

by · Wednesday, 1 May 2019 · Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
For Bangladeshi women, a property of one’s own is key to economic empowerment

For Bangladeshi women, a property of one’s own is key to economic empowerment

Sitting cross-legged under a mango tree’s shade in the middle of a village in Rajshahi district, Bangladesh, I joined my colleagues and about ten women who were participating in a focus group discussion.
The fieldwork marked the beginning of our…

by · Wednesday, 1 May 2019 · Bangladesh, Oman
Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

A man surrounded by vegetables and greens in an Indian Bazaar. Credit: Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com
The scale of the undernutrition problem in South Asia is exceptional.
 
Children in the region have some of the highest global rates of stunting a…

by · Tuesday, 30 April 2019 · Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Rohingya refugee crisis — how effective was UNICEF’s response?

Amid an eerie silence, makeshift tarpaulin houses and traumatized faces still loom over the world’s largest refugee camp. The vivid images shared early on by international media outlets showed long lines of destitute people – many with fear fresh in th…

by · Friday, 5 April 2019 · Bangladesh, Myanmar
In Bangladesh, new latrines meet a tested business model

In Bangladesh, new latrines meet a tested business model

Shamila Hakeem outside her home in Gazipur district’s Shinglab village, Dhaka. Photo: World Bank
In a tiny hamlet called Shinglab in Gazipur district, around 2 hours from Dhaka, you can see a cluster of homes made of varying materials depending on the …

by · Wednesday, 3 April 2019 · Bangladesh

Nickel-and-dimed in sweatshops: Australian brands squeeze Vietnamese garment workers

Titled "Made in Poverty," the report is based on interviews held last April and July with 474 workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam. It seeks to examine …

by · Tuesday, 19 March 2019 · Australia, Bangladesh, Vietnam
Skilling up Bangladeshi women

Skilling up Bangladeshi women

Learning new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh: Meet Kamrul Nahar Omi

The Bangladesh garments industry is poised to grow into a $50 billion industry by 2021 and for this, two million semi-skilled workers are needed.
Non-…

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Bangladesh
Is education delivering on its promise for Bangladesh?

Is education delivering on its promise for Bangladesh?

 

Are students really learning? This is the primary question In Bangladesh, where more than one third of grade 3 students could not be classified as “readers” because they did not score high enough to be tested. In case of mathematics, the share of…

by · Tuesday, 26 February 2019 · Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, nutrition trainers inspire healthy habits

In Bangladesh, nutrition trainers inspire healthy habits

A group watches videos that raise awareness about nutrition and hygiene in the Rangamati district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. Photo Credit: ASHIKA Development Associates
It was very early in the morning when the call came.  Minoti Chakma…

by · Monday, 25 February 2019 · Bangladesh