Abu Afsarul Haider | The Daily Star
  • Abu Afsarul Haider

  • Women’s empowerment is meaningless without safety

    Not too long ago, it was hardly believable that the women of Bangladesh would take part in the economic development of the country.
  • Key socioeconomic issues that we must address

    Bangladesh is, without a doubt, one of the most promising economies in the region. We have made considerable progress in many socio-economic sectors.
  • Make Dhaka liveable again

    Dhaka is one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. It is predicted to be one of the world’s largest metropolises by 2025, along with Tokyo, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing and New York City.
  • Lessons from Singapore

    When Singa-pore was expelled from Malaysia in 1965 and thrust into an unwanted independence, its overall condition—economic, social and political—were not at all conducive.
  • To end poverty, we need peace and justice first

    Today we live in a world that is more divided than ever. It’s filled with hatred, double standards and hypocrisy, conflict, war, uncertainties and many other