Nawshad Ahmed

February 14, 2021
February 14, 2021

How religious norms can support development

It is one thing to explore the connection between religion and development, and another to take it for granted and find out ways in which religion can contribute to economic development, deal with...

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

Factory closure and its indirect impacts on local economy

When a reasonably large factory is closed down, either by the government or by a private entrepreneur, the immediate consequence of it that comes to mind is the loss of jobs.

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

Developing small and medium-sized towns is the answer

I visited more than a dozen small and medium sized towns in Bangladesh during the last two months to get a good understanding about our urbanisation trends.

November 22, 2020
November 22, 2020

How to bring price stability in the market

A common question is how and by whom are prices fixed in the market? The question arises because every now and then the price of one essential consumer item or the other goes up without our notice.

October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020

From lockdown towards opening up the economy

All indications in the past few weeks give an impression that the country is turning around. Economic activities have been picking up fast after a prolonged lockdown of about four months.

September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020

Are we aware of the severity of vitamin D deficiency in Bangladesh?

If half of the population of Bangladesh and up to 70 percent of children are deficient in vitamin D, then it must be a major cause for concern for us. Despite having the natural advantage of...

August 23, 2020
August 23, 2020

Poverty alleviation projects require stronger monitoring

Government projects targeting the poor, like any other projects, if not well planned and properly implemented, will not yield their desired outcomes.

July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Social research can be an important weapon in the fight against coronavirus

Social research is generally not a priority during a serious crisis. Despite the fact that Covid-19 has dramatically impacted our society and altered the life patterns of a large section of the...

March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020

Bangabandhu’s development vision and the unfinished work

The Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was a visionary leader whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year.

December 22, 2019
December 22, 2019

Improving the process of our urban development

In building urban infrastructure and services, we are faced with a huge challenge of meeting the demand created by increasing rate of urbanisation in Bangladesh.