Resilience in a riskier world

Resilience in a riskier world

As the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated, most countries are still ill-prepared for multiple overlapping crises Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme events like heatwaves, heavy rain and flooding, drought, tropical cyclones, and wildfires. Photo: Star “> Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme events like heatwaves, heavy rain and flooding, drought, tropical […]

South Asia agriculture and food systems show resilience amid pandemic, says global report

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The severe health and economic impacts of Covid-19 pandemic have disrupted food systems and upended livelihoods in South Asia but it has also led to policies aimed at building resilient food systems, according to the “2021 Global Food Policy Report”. “The pandemic responses have demonstrated the power of well-crafted policies to blunt the impact of […]

South Asia agriculture and food systems show resilience amid pandemic, says a global report

South Asia agriculture and food systems show resilience amid pandemic, says a global report

The severe health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted food systems and upended livelihoods in South Asia, but it has also led to policies aimed at building resilient food systems,  according to the 2021 Global Food Policy Report.  “The pandemic responses have demonstrated the power of well-crafted policies to blunt the impact of […]

World Bank provides $300m for livelihood improvement in Bangladesh

World Bank provides $300m for livelihood improvement in Bangladesh

People who returned to their villages due to Covid-19 can earn money through small rural businesses like making different products from Jute and Hogla leaves Dhaka Tribune The Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Improvement (RELI) Project will help boost the rural economy in about 3,200 villages The World Bank will provide $300 million to the government […]

World Bank gives $300m for rural economy, Covid-19 resilience

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

World Bank signed a $300 million financing agreement with Bangladesh on June 27 to help about 750,000 poor and extreme poor in 20 districts come out of poverty and build resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic and any future shocks. Through income-generating activities, livelihood and entrepreneurial support, as well as skills development for the poor and […]

Govt, ADB ink 250 mln loan deal to strengthen social resilience program

Govt, ADB ink 250 mln loan deal to strengthen social resilience program

Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed a $250 million loan agreement to finance reforms for improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country’s social development and resilience program. Economic Relations Division (ERD) secretary Fatima Yasmin and ADB country director Manmohan Parkash virtually signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB […]

From vulnerability to resilience to prosperity

The development gains and hard-earned productivity of Bangladesh are at risk of being inverted if the 1.5 degree Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement is breached. To that end, it remains imperative to equip vulnerable communities, key sectors and the government with vital instruments to bring about resilience and stability for all. At the end […]

Resilience and repair: how Bangladesh’s finfish sector can turn the corner on the pandemic

man emptying a basket of fish onto a mat

Bangladesh’s finfish aquaculture industry must make key financial and technological investments following the Covid-19 pandemic in order to re-establish its growth trajectory. So argue the authors of a recently published case study in Marine Policy, who have gathered data on Covid-19-realted challenges for Bangladesh’s aquaculture sector. The researchers found that the pandemic has squeezed each […]

Speakers: Food system resilience needed to ensure food security

The dialogue was hosted under the Ministry of Food as a run-up event to the United Nations Food Summit to be hosted later this year Speakers at a national dialogue have stressed the need of building food system resilience in order to ensure safe and nutritious food for all. “Bangladesh is committed to continuing in […]