TBS -The Business Standard

COVID-19 Induced Poverty Surged in Bangladesh: Study

A recent series of research projects conducted by the Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme (CLEAR) in Bangladesh has uncovered a noteworthy rise in poverty, catapulting previously non-poor households into economic hardship amid the global pandemic. These findings were unveiled during the “Knowledge, Power, and Change in Polycrisis: Lessons from Bangladesh for the World” conference, jointly organised by CLEAR, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.

Daily Observer

COVID-19 Raises Poverty Significantly in BD

The Covid-19 pandemic led to a significant increase in poverty in Bangladesh, pushing formerly non-poor households into poverty, reveals a series of research projects conducted by the Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme (CLEAR), a consortium of research organizations working in Bangladesh. The finding was part of emerging evidence from the CLEAR programme discussed at a conference on Knowledge, Power, and Change in Polycrisis: What Can We Learn from Bangladesh for the World, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the UK government and organized jointly by CLEAR, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex from March 3-5 in the capital.

Bangladesh Post BP

Corona-Induced Poverty Surges in Bangladesh: Research

A recent series of research projects conducted by the Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme (CLEAR) in Bangladesh has uncovered a noteworthy rise in poverty, catapulting previously non-poor households into economic hardship amid the global pandemic. These findings were unveiled during the “Knowledge, Power, and Change in Polycrisis: Lessons from Bangladesh for the World” conference, jointly organized by CLEAR, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.

UNB

COVID-19 Induced Poverty Surged in Bangladesh: Research

A recent series of research projects conducted by the Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme (CLEAR) in Bangladesh has uncovered a noteworthy rise in poverty, catapulting previously non-poor households into economic hardship amid the global pandemic. These findings were unveiled during the “Knowledge, Power, and Change in Polycrisis: Lessons from Bangladesh for the World” conference, jointly organized by CLEAR, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.

Daily Frontline DF

Dissemination Event: Child Labour Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA)

A dissemination event was organized in BRAC Centre Inn, Mohakhali on developing innovative and context-appropriate ways to increase options for children to avoid engagement in hazardous, exploitative labor in Bangladesh. The event titled, “From Evidence to Action: Collaborating to Combat Child Labor” was organized by BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Terre des Hommes Foundation, and Grambangla Unnayan Committee in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, UK.

TBS -The Business Standard

Dissemination Event: Child Labour Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia

A dissemination event was organized in BRAC Centre Inn, Mohakhali on developing innovative and context-appropriate ways to increase options for children to avoid engagement in hazardous, exploitative labour in Bangladesh. The event titled, “From Evidence to Action: Collaborating to Combat Child Labor” was organized by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Terre des Hommes Foundation, and Grambangla Unnayan Committee in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, UK.

Dhaka Tribune, DT

Is Agrivoltaics the Solution to Bangladesh’s Energy Challenges?

Agrivoltaics, a practice combining agricultural activities with solar energy generation, could help Bangladesh achieve its renewable energy targets while addressing land scarcity challenges. The potential of agrivoltaics to address Bangladesh’s energy needs was the focal point of a research workshop arranged by Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University in partnership with Dhaka Tribune at LakeShore Hotel Gulshan on Thursday, March 7.

TBS -The Business Standard

Loan Defaults Now Part of Business Model: Rehman Sobhan

“Some people borrow money without paying interest, while others borrow money and pay interest, creating an uneven playing field that reduces competition,” eminent economist Professor Rehman Sobhan, chairman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said while speaking at a panel discussion on the second day of the 7th Sanem Annual Economists’ Conference 2024 in Dhaka.

New Age

Political Group Multiplies Fortunes: Discussion in Bangladesh

Economist Rehman Sobhan said on Saturday that the class of politically privileged people had multiplied their fortunes through rescheduling defaulted loans, which became part of a business model that disrupted socio-economic progress. Even good and competitive businesspersons have preferred to use default to stay competitive, he said while addressing a discussion titled, ‘The Emergence and Rise of Dominant Party State in Bangladesh: What Consequences from Democracy and Development’ held in the capital.