Potential export sectors need support after LDC graduation: Experts

Potential export sectors need support after LDC graduation: Experts

Experts at a virtual dialogue called for adequate policy support to the non-RMG sectors to help them diversify exports after the country’s graduation from LDC status. They also put emphasis on policy reforms and skill development for the export diversification during the post-graduation period, said a press release. Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) […]

Bangladesh prepares to face challenges after transition from LDC

Bangladesh prepares to face challenges after transition from LDC

Bangladesh is focusing on bilateral free and preferential trade deals as a strategy to overcome the possible losses of global trade concessions after its graduation to a developing economy. Studies on the feasibility of signing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) with a number of countries have been completed, according to an […]

LDC Graduation: Committee formed to address challenges

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The government has formed a 22-member committee to address the challenges that Bangladesh will face as a result of its transition from a least developed country (LDCs) into a developing one. The committee headed by Ahmad Kaikaus, principal secretary to the prime minister, will carry out preparation, planning, implementation and monitoring to address the possible […]

Swedish Minister: Pockets of success will create pockets of poverty

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Stockholm ready to support Dhaka to help reduce poverty, says Swedish minister for international development cooperation Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Per Olsson Fridh has described Bangladesh’s graduation from the list of least developed countries (LDC) as the success of the people of the country, noting that success will also create poverty. He expressed […]

Freedom is the fruit of Bangabandhu’s continuous struggle, says Hasina

Freedom is the fruit of Bangabandhu’s continuous struggle, says Hasina

Hasina inaugurated a 10-day programme on Wednesday, Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary, at the National Parade Ground. The curtains on the celebrations will be drawn on Mar 26, the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. “On this day in 1920, a child was born in a secluded village Tungipara. The child, who came to this earth enlightening the […]

Bangladesh qualifies for LDC graduation: What next?

Bangladesh qualifies for LDC  graduation: What next?

Debapriya Bhattacharya | Published: March 11, 2021 20:33:29 The United Nations initiated the classification of countries in November 1971 and at that time, the Least Developed Country (LDC) category had 25 countries. Currently, the number of countries stands at 46. These LDCs account for around 13 per cent of the world population. However, they contribute […]

UN recommends Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC category

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FE ONLINE DESK | Published: February 27, 2021 12:10:30 | Updated: February 27, 2021 16:27:45 The United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has recommended Bangladesh’s graduation from the LDC (least developed country) category. The recommendation came at the CDP’s triennial review on the LDC category in the early hours of Saturday, as the country […]

Bangladesh seeks five years to get ready for graduation to developing nation

Bangladesh seeks five years to get ready for graduation to developing nation

It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday. Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal or SDG affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, headed the Bangladesh delegation in the meeting.   The meeting was part of preparations for the tri-annual […]

Country likely to graduate from LDC by Feb: Momen

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Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that Bangladesh was likely to be graduated from the least developed country to a developing one by the end of February. He made the statement while addressing the inaugural session of a three-day DCCI Business Conclave-2020 as chief guest. The minister said that the business conclave being […]

Bangladesh pins hopes on various trade deals after LDC graduation

Bangladesh should also develop and implement an augmented LDC graduation strategy – coherent with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Eighth Five Year Plan and Perspective Plan by bringing together visions 2024, 2030, and 2041 Collected The government is reviewing its various trade agreements with 44 countries to find out the possibilities of signing PTAs with them […]