Fahmida Khatun

MACRO MIRROR

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

November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

Robust actions needed for Cop26 commitments

When 197 countries sit together to achieve something, it is almost certain that there will not be full agreement on the issues tabled for negotiation.

November 22, 2021
November 22, 2021

Better alignment of trade and climate policies is crucial

Following the conclusion of the high-level 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the world is set to observe another...

November 8, 2021
November 8, 2021

The real victims of fuel price hikes are end consumers

The announcement of fuel price hike, made on November 3 by the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, could not have come at a worse time.

November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

Four areas to focus on for post-Covid economic recovery

While more than seven billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered around the world—albeit almost 70 percent in developed countries and only two percent in low-income countries—the...

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

Better strategy for climate finance is key to COP26 success

It is now well-recognised that the impacts of climate change will have significant economic costs in climate vulnerable countries.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

Ending poverty depends on how we value people and the planet

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an opportunity to not only acknowledge the difficulties the poor face worldwide but also to make the concerns on poverty heard by all,...

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

A case for green transition in our apparel sector

In today’s world, business is not only about profit, employment, income, and growth. Hence, it is not only about economic sustainability—it is also about social and environmental sustainability.

October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021

What is at stake for Bangladesh at COP26?

The most important climate talk at the highest political level—since the Paris climate conference in 2015—is set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland this year, from October 31 to November 12.

September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021

Building a healthy e-commerce sector needs strong actions

The recent crisis that has been created in the emerging e-commerce sector of Bangladesh is another example of financial fraudulence in the country.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Why accountability of civil society groups is equally important

A few years back, a reputed non-governmental think tank in Europe saw its sad demise after more than two decades of operation.