Bangladesh

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
Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

A team of young female innovators receiving a prize from the Ministry of Education at the national skills competition. 

Skills education in Bangladesh has suffered from a social stigma, which is gradually changing. Parents were unwilling to sen…

by · Sunday, 17 February 2019 · Bangladesh
Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

A team of young female innovators receiving a prize from the Ministry of Education at the national skills competition. 

Skills education in Bangladesh has suffered from a social stigma, which is gradually changing. Parents were unwilling to sen…

by · Sunday, 17 February 2019 · Bangladesh
Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

A team of young female innovators receiving a prize from the Ministry of Education at the national skills competition. 

Skills education in Bangladesh has suffered from a social stigma, which is gradually changing. Parents were unwilling to sen…

by · Sunday, 17 February 2019 · Bangladesh
The rising cost of nutritious food in South Asia

The rising cost of nutritious food in South Asia

A malnourished child will face poorer outcomes as an adult. In South Asia, where malnutrition persists in multiple forms, improving nutrition in the early stages of life is critical to a child’s future development and health. Credit: World Bank
A maln…

by · Tuesday, 29 January 2019 · Bangladesh