Will the wage board and our policymakers truly hear the stories of backbreaking work and heartbreaking debt of the garment workers, who have kept the economy going even at its worst phases?
The workers protesting for a minimum wage of Tk 25,000, but those in power are concocting ways to thwart this mission.
Shouldn't our politicians focus on how to best serve the people?
Bangladesh government should own up to its mistakes
Reforms following the IMF prescription should not harm disadvantaged groups
The upcoming budget poses significant challenges – arguably the most challenging in recent times – for economic policymaking in Bangladesh.
Living expenses in Dhaka can be extremely costly for couples, especially with growing inflation and stagnant salary growth. Making ends meet in such a situation may be difficult, and many couples may find it difficult to prepare for future aspirations such as purchasing a home, having children, or planning for retirement. However, with a little work and imagination, cutting living expenses and maximising your income is feasible.
It is unacceptable that the government has failed to deliver to Bangladeshi consumers the benefits of a fall in the prices of food items on the international market
High commodity prices in the global market are often used as an excuse to justify price hikes in the domestic market, even if there is no direct correlation