Fahmida Khatun | The Daily Star
  • Dr Fahmida Khatun

    Fahmida Khatun

    The writer is the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

  • LDC GRADUATION: What it means for Bangladesh

    On March 16, 2018, for the second time in the history of independent Bangladesh, the country was adorned with a crown for its
  • Women's participation in the job market

    Women's participation in the labour force has increased manifolds over time in Bangladesh. Compared to 4 percent
  • Bangladesh economy in 2017 and the way forward

    For Bangladesh 2017 has been a mixed year of achievements and challenges. Though some macro indicators reflect the positive trends, the overall strength of the economy is weakening due to a number of developments toward the second half of the year.
  • When politics overpowers economic rationale

    It has been a highly debated issue and the business community was unhappy from the beginning. They felt that it would be a pressure on them and reduce their profitability. Consumers were confused and apprehensive. They felt that any additional tax would be passed on to them as always and raise their cost of living.
  • Middle class: Loser on all counts

    Bangladesh's national budget for FY2018 comes at a challenging time. Despite being powered by high growth and cushioned by low international prices, the Bangladesh economy has been facing a number of disquieting features.