Category Archives: Development

Out of the Farm, Into the City: Structural change and economic development

Jyoti Rahman

Published in Forum on 5 June 2011.

This piece points to some things to think about in the lead up to the national budget.

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Legitimate vs. Authoritarian Policy Making

Syeed Ahamed.

Published in the Forum on 3 January 2011

This piece outlines the history of policy making by elected and un-elected regimes in the past — and opportunities ahead for the current government.

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Analysis Not Role Model

Jyoti Rahman

Published in the Star Weekend Magazine on 22 October 2010.

Using Vietnam as an example, this piece argues against a simplistic search for ‘role models’ in development discourse.

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Socialism debate

Syeed Ahamed.

Published in BDnews24 on 22 October 2010.

This piece calls for a focus on the socialism debate to turn to inequality.

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Health-care reform: Waiting for the parents of our Libby Zions

Rumi Ahmed.

Published in the Independent on 10 October 2010.

This piece explores the role of private initiative to reform our health care system.

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On the other hand

Jyoti Rahman

Published in the Independent on 10 October 2010.

This piece warns about the development challenges still faced by Bangladesh.

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Unanswered Questions about the Garments Wage Issue

Jyoti Rahman

Published in the Daily Star Forum, 4 October 2010.

This piece questions issues of minimum wage and living wage in the garment industry and why there seem to be no answers.

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