Bangladesh

Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank
“I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him,” says …

by · Wednesday, 17 October 2018 · Bangladesh, India, Oman

Meet Whocef, the Kutapalong cat

He belongs to the family of Imam Hussain who lost his leg,  his wife Halima Khatum and their five children, who live in Kutapalong Rohingya refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh. Pets in the vast camps are a rarity – hardly any of about one million …

by · Wednesday, 3 October 2018 · Bangladesh, Myanmar
Connecting communities through India and Bangladesh’s cross-border markets

Connecting communities through India and Bangladesh’s cross-border markets

In remote border regions in Bangladesh and India, a government-to-government initiative is changing cross border relations, shifting the focus from smuggling and skirmishes to mutual economic gains and building a coalition for peace and cooperation.

by · Monday, 24 September 2018 · Bangladesh, India
Clean and Green Bangladesh: A goal that can be achieved

Clean and Green Bangladesh: A goal that can be achieved

 

“Think before you do, not after you’re done,” says a Bengali proverb that applies to an urgent threat today for Bangladesh—major environmental problems spawned by rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. A decade of strong economic growth helped…

by · Friday, 21 September 2018 · Bangladesh

The quest for a “beautiful palace”

When I first met him, he was standing on the roof of his house. It was the second day of my assignment for UNICEF in Bangladesh. I was in Kutupalong Refugee Camp seeking stories about the impending monsoon that was set to wreak havoc on the camp’s 600,…

by · Tuesday, 18 September 2018 · Bangladesh
Announcing the winners of the 2018 #OneSouthAsia Photo Contest

Announcing the winners of the 2018 #OneSouthAsia Photo Contest

Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions.
It’s also one of the least integrated.
A few numbers say it all: Intra-regional trade accounts for only 5 …

South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all and limit their environmental impact. Credit: World Ban…

by · Tuesday, 28 August 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Japan, Myanmar
How can Bangladesh increase its resilience to disasters through better informed policies and programs?

How can Bangladesh increase its resilience to disasters through better informed policies and programs?

 

Schools across Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to floods, cyclones and earthquakes. How can the country mitigate and respond to the risks of these natural hazards? By using the GeoDASH platform – a geospatial data sharing platform – the Direc…

by · Tuesday, 14 August 2018 · Bangladesh
How can Bangladesh increase its resilience to disasters through better informed policies and programs?

How can Bangladesh increase its resilience to disasters through better informed policies and programs?

 

Schools across Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to floods, cyclones and earthquakes. How can the country mitigate and respond to the risks of these natural hazards? By using the GeoDASH platform – a geospatial data sharing platform – the Direc…

by · Tuesday, 14 August 2018 · Bangladesh
One South Asia photo contest 2018

One South Asia photo contest 2018

What does One South Asia mean to you? What is your vision for One South Asia? Snap a picture, caption your vision of One South Asia, and send it to us.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 25, 2018RESULTS: September 10, 2018
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