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PPPs: Strengthening of governmental institutional capacity

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged in recent years as the...

Elegy on a self-effacing denizen of adda-world

People like Zillul Hye Razi are not found too often....

Policy analysis: The welfare model

As there are limitations of cybernetic method of policy analysis...

Calling Rohingyas as Rohingyas

The Myanmar military has been identified worldwide in the same...

BIDS Research Almanac 2017: A broad spectrum of development issues

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) is hosting the BIDS...

The quest for sustainable development

Any study/scanning of development is important and at the same...

US global leadership centennial: Homebound blues in 2017

It was not that when the United States entered World...

Dealing with development discontinuity

According to strategic thinkers, including Michael Porter of Harvard Business...

The dynamics of smartphone innovation

Innovation has become a buzzword in discourse among business, academic,...

The trappings of democracy

On opposite poles, Emmerson Mnangagwa's departure from his country was...

Tariff incentives for renewable energy sector    

In recent weeks there has been much debate over the...

Fact soaked in fiction: The biopic conundrum  

A plain life does not, generally, make an interesting biopic....

Gazir Pat: a defunct form of scroll painting

In the central panel, Yama’s mother is punishing the transgressor...

Rise of authentic restaurants in Dhaka

For over a decade now, authentic restaurants have been on...

China's Belt and Road Initiative inching towards its goal

Since the formal launching of China's Belt and Road Forum...

Macro management and national growth

The mission of the public leaders is supposed to ensure...

Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury as I remember him

Renowned journalist Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury left us on this day...

Customising DRM as risk management in banking

There were in the past instances of scattered initiatives when...

Marriage loans: what to consider before tying the knot

With the average cost of arranging wedding rising by the...

Banks need to adopt risk management initiatives beyond CSR

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the...

How FDI can be channelled to promote sustainable development

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is increasingly touted as the elixir...

Disaster risk exposure is intrinsic to banks

Disasters cause both direct and indirect damages: direct damages, by...

Pivot to the Indo-Pacific - a revised game plan for China

The agenda for President Donald Trump's 12-day visit to Asia...