Selim Raihan

Dr Selim Raihan is professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and executive director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (Sanem). Email: selim.raihan@econdu.ac.bd

Bangladesh's SDG performance: A changed approach can help us get ahead

Despite moderate performance in several SDGs, Bangladesh faces major challenges in actually achieving them.

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What lies ahead for Bangladesh’s economy?

To overcome the economic crisis, no doubt, the country needs strong economic leadership, backed by strong political will.

A ‘blended regime’ drives our economic and political crises

Bangladesh is now in the depths of both economic and political crises.

Political violence during election will make economic recovery more difficult

There are some big concerns we must address given the possibility of the political tension permeating our economic domain.

Food insecurity is haunting our poor

The soaring food prices, coupled with falling real income, pose a serious challenge for the poor in terms of accessing adequate and nutritious food.

Taming the inflation monster in Bangladesh

Inflation in Bangladesh has reached its highest level in a decade and has been a persistent problem for more than 18 months, starting from early last year.

Switching to renewables is easier than we think

Bangladesh’s progress towards switching to renewable energy has remained slow and uncertain.

Demystifying BRICS and the stakes for Bangladesh

Bangladesh has strong economic aspirations to become part of a forum like BRICS.

February 11, 2024
February 11, 2024

Bangladesh's SDG performance: A changed approach can help us get ahead

Despite moderate performance in several SDGs, Bangladesh faces major challenges in actually achieving them.

January 8, 2024
January 8, 2024

What lies ahead for Bangladesh’s economy?

To overcome the economic crisis, no doubt, the country needs strong economic leadership, backed by strong political will.

December 3, 2023
December 3, 2023

A ‘blended regime’ drives our economic and political crises

Bangladesh is now in the depths of both economic and political crises.

November 18, 2023
November 18, 2023

Political violence during election will make economic recovery more difficult

There are some big concerns we must address given the possibility of the political tension permeating our economic domain.

October 29, 2023
October 29, 2023

Food insecurity is haunting our poor

The soaring food prices, coupled with falling real income, pose a serious challenge for the poor in terms of accessing adequate and nutritious food.

October 9, 2023
October 9, 2023

Taming the inflation monster in Bangladesh

Inflation in Bangladesh has reached its highest level in a decade and has been a persistent problem for more than 18 months, starting from early last year.

September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023

Switching to renewables is easier than we think

Bangladesh’s progress towards switching to renewable energy has remained slow and uncertain.

September 4, 2023
September 4, 2023

Demystifying BRICS and the stakes for Bangladesh

Bangladesh has strong economic aspirations to become part of a forum like BRICS.

July 7, 2023
July 7, 2023

Why the new budget can't solve our problems

The key question, however, remains: to what extent have our current economic challenges been addressed by the new budget? It hasn't done proper justice to answer this question.

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

There is no consistency or logic in the targets set in the budget

We should have focused on addressing the macro-fundamentals, which would create a launching pad for the coming year’s fiscal flow.

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