How Bangladesh’s Flood-Prone North Is Using Corn to Lift Itself Out of Poverty

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By Mosabber Hossain LALMONIRHAT DISTRICT, Bangladesh, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, still remember when a river burst its banks in the early 1990s and engulfed their homes, leaving the land too sandy to grow traditional rice and tobacco crops. Back then, they desperately struggled to feed […]

At 50, Bangladesh Lifts Millions From Poverty – The Good Men Project

At 50, Bangladesh Lifts Millions From Poverty - The Good Men Project

As Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence March 26, the country is enjoying rapid economic development and improved living standards for its people. April 16, 2021 by Share America Leave a Comment   By ShareAmerica   Bangladesh has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty in the last 15 years and cut poverty […]

Why Bangladesh is flying high at 50

The streets are choc-a-bloc with traffic these days as a sustained economic expansion takes root

Returning after over a decade, in 2003, as India’s high commissioner to Dhaka, Sikri noticed palpable changes—high rises taking the place of single-floor bungalows as the upwardly mobile moved into apartments and shops gave way to malls. The streets were choc-a-bloc with reconditioned Japanese cars. In the countryside, agriculture was booming with farmers getting three […]

Extreme poverty to fall to 3% by 2030: Foreign minister

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said the extreme poverty rate will come down to 3 percent by 2030 and that the country will be free of poverty after 2041. “Once, 80 percent people were poor in Bangladesh but now the poverty rate stands at 20 percent thanks to good initiatives. The Sheikh Hasina […]

Extreme poverty to fall to 3% by 2030: FM

Extreme poverty to fall to 3% by 2030: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said extreme poverty rate will come down to 3 percent by 2030 and that the country will be free of poverty after 2041. “Once 80 percent people were poor in Bangladesh but now the poverty rate stands at 20 percent thanks to good initiatives. The Sheikh Hasina […]

OP-ED: The collective power of the people of Bangladesh

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Celebrating 50 years of love, advocacy, and resiliency It’s Bangladesh’s 50th birthday, and we are celebrating.  Flags are flying high as Bangladeshis exercise their right to praise each other, critique one another, and speak in Bangla — a language that weighs much more on the heart than it does on one’s mind. A vernacular that […]

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 […]

Population below poverty line doubled, extreme poor trebled in 2020: SANEM

Population below poverty line doubled, extreme poor trebled in 2020: SANEM

On the other hand, average per capita health expenditure has increased for all households, with the increase being the greatest for moderately poor (97 per cent) and non-poor (104 per cent) households. This study also attempted to assess the inequality in access to online (TV, Internet etc.) education for students: the findings suggest that 19 […]