Bangladesh needs a ‘green’ growth strategy

This column was co-authored with Dr. Sadiq Ahmed, and was first published by The Daily Star *** As one of the fastest growing economies in South Asia, Bangladesh continues to experience sustained economic growth underpinned by macroeconomic stability and strong domestic demand. The country has been growing at an annual average rate of 6 percent …

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Demonetisation: where is the Prestige?

We are close to completing a full year since the monumental misadventure called Demonetisation was unleashed upon an unsuspecting nation. Actually, demonetisation was just the starkest episode in a series of political stunts that Narendra Modi has pulled off. A quick recap:We are close to completing a full year since the monumental misadventure called Demonetisation …

How can Bangladesh access a larger slice of the climate finance pie?

This column was first carried by Dhaka Tribune ***   The promotion of ‘green growth’ – growth that aims to minimise negative environmental impacts of economic growth engines of a country – requires substantial financial commitment. The G20 Green Finance Study Group defines green finance as “…financing of investments that provide environmental benefits in the …

Is the development sector succumbing to the ‘attribution’ pressure?

Without a doubt, there is pressure on development agencies to 'demonstrate' what they have achieved (results), and further, whether these results have been achieved in a cost-effective manner (value for money). Theories of change are constructed to strip away the fluff and depict attributable causal chains. In the process, some of these agencies sometimes face …

The fate of Rohingyas in India – being fought out in our courts

From The Hindu Senior advocate Fali Nariman, appearing for the Rohingya community, said “in case of any difficulty we will come here”. But Mr. Mehta put up a stiff resistance to the tenor of the proceedings, asking the court why they should even address the question of deportation at this stage without any reason for …