Disparity in distribution of wealth getting bigger: Study

Published: February 24, 2018 17:48:22 | Updated: February 25, 2018 09:56:50

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In Bangladesh rising GDP growth and rising income and wealth inequalities walk hand in hand, said the Norwegian envoy in Dhaka citing a study.

A recent study by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has showed the underbelly of the development scenario in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The Ambassador Sidsel Bleken said the statistics are showing that social inequalities are increasing in the country and the poor people are getting poorer.

Appreciating the country’s economic growth, she said Bangladesh needs to make sure that the benefits of economic growth continue to reach the poor to remove inequalities in the country.

"It's important to keep up the focus on poor people, not just in rural areas but also in cities, including in Dhaka," Norwegian ambassador said.

Bleken said employment creation is the most important of all to reach the development goals.

"It's also important to bring more women into the labour market giving female workers an opportunity to have their own income," she added.

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