Wasim Bin Habib

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Social Safety Net Spending: Big slice goes to non-poor

In circuses, whenever artists perform the tightrope walking stunt, underneath them are wide nets to prevent them from falling to the ground and avoiding potentially life-threatening injuries --...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

New safety net funds for poor

The government has created two separate funds worth a combined Tk 12,300 crore under its massive social safety net programmes in the next fiscal year for targeted populations and low-paid informal...

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Social safety net to widen

The allotment for other social protection programmes may go up to Tk 65,000 crore, up 41.47 percent year on year.

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Left out in their hour of need

The government could not spend two-thirds of its around Tk 25,000 crore cash-food support packages for the poor and vulnerable, frontline health workers and low-income farmers in the last year...

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

Pandemic to be budget mainstay

Keeping in mind the possible impacts of the second Covid-19 wave, the government is going to attach top priority to vaccination, economic recovery, and life and livelihood of the poor in the...

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

Lockdown Fallout: City poor barely on govt’s mind

Over the last couple of weeks, Abdus Sobhan, a day labourer in the capital, saw his earnings drop to almost nothing.

April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021

35 lakh families to get cash aid

The government is going to provide another round of cash assistance to nearly 35 lakh poor families facing income losses and hardship amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

News Analysis: Have we learnt any lesson?

The government’s decision to increase ICU beds in 10 public hospitals in Dhaka to treat a rising number of critical Covid-19 patients is certainly a step towards the right direction.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

‘Lockdown’ exists only on paper

The ongoing restrictions to curb the Covid-19 surge across the country are showing signs of failure everywhere.

April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021

News Analysis: Slow response brings us here

In the first week of last month when the country started seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 infections, healthcare experts sounded alarm, urging the government to take immediate measures to rein in...