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LCP Case Study: Bangladesh Open Government Data Portal for A2i

LCP Case Study: Bangladesh Open Government Data Portal for A2i

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work for A2i.  The Opportunity In 2016, a2i, the world’s first Innovation Lab+ and the key driver from the Prime Minister’s Office of the Bangladesh government’s public service innovation agenda, initiated a project to increase the accessibility of data among the general public through a(…)

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One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

The recent SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit, taking place on 8th and 9th of June, 2017, saw heads of states from Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China but it also solidified the paradigm shift of world power in terms of trade, infrastructure, fuel, energy, transportation, development, and finance. As Bangladesh is becoming a part(…)

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Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16: Economic Realignment Imperative for Addressing Unemployment

Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16:  Economic Realignment Imperative for Addressing Unemployment

  Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has published the latest labor survey, “Quarterly Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16”. The objective of this report was to accumulate data on the labor force of Bangladesh (Aged 15 and above) and the employment trends. BBS has segregated their labor force data in 13 components. These are general population,(…)

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Bangladesh – the Dazzling Delta enters 2017

Bangladesh – the Dazzling Delta enters 2017

Bangladesh making headway towards a middle income nation based on strong economic fundamentals Bangladesh’s growth story is one that few saw coming. In the face of persistent challenges, the country’s stable economic growth has provided the bedrock for a prosperous future. With a forecasted growth rate that’s only second to India in the region, Bangladesh(…)

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Regional Connectivity: Bangladesh’s Trump Card

Regional Connectivity: Bangladesh’s Trump Card

The year is 1688. Captain Charles McDowell is examining the battleships stationed at the port 2 miles inland, sweat pouring down his face from the beating sun. He is trying to contemplate strategies on winning this crucial port for Mother England in order to allow his East India Company to trade more freely in spices(…)

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Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Bangladesh’s growth story can be explained in a number of ways. With steady and consistent growth (+5% GDP Growth) over last one decade, the economy has slowly graduated to the lower-middle income level rung crossing the threshold of USD 1,000 per capita. If the economy can maintain momentum, it will be easy to attain the(…)

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What Can Bangladesh Make Out Of Japan’s Recent Interests And Trends?

What Can Bangladesh Make Out Of Japan’s Recent Interests And Trends?

Japan’s Interest In ASEAN countries Japan’s renewed interest in ASEAN is shown by the 120 percent increase in Japanese investment to reach nearly $24 billion according to a 2014 JETRO report. About 58% of Japan’s FDI is directed toward the four largest ASEAN economies. Japan is the largest source of foreign capital for Thailand and(…)

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Apparel industry in Bangladesh: What does the future hold for us?

Apparel industry in Bangladesh: What does the future hold for us?

According to the International Trade Statistics 2015 released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last month, Bangladesh is still the third largest clothing manufacturer (5.10%), with a growth rate of 4.60%. China and the EU are still the biggest manufacturers, with market shares of 38.60% and 26.20% respectively. The other two leading manufacturers, Vietnam and(…)

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Zarif Munir Reflects On BCG Report

Zarif Munir Reflects On BCG Report

Some of the challenges of authoring a publication is ensuring the content is punchy, the title is catchy, and the audience feels engaged.  You never get it exactly right but one measure of success is whether the report is getting people talking. And in many respects BCG’s report on Bangladesh’s growing consumer class is certainly(…)

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Report Download: Bangladesh- The Surging Consumer Market Nobody Saw Coming

Report Download: Bangladesh- The Surging Consumer Market Nobody Saw Coming

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released the report on Bangladesh’s burgeoning consumer population in Middle and Affluent Class (MAC) category. The report delineates the different driving forces which will reshape our economy. Please register and we’ll mail you the report https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HUEtKQKIP-Pd6XPz3k4Hz54OTSuZLd2ngGx811rNLOw/viewform      

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