CDER in Media

CDER’s pre-budget meeting on “Development and Employment: Selected Issues for Budget 2017-18” received wide coverage from the print media.

“The government should present an employment budget by incorporating goals and strategies, as well as accounts of job creation as a result of the budgetary steps and mega projects.”

                                                            Rushidan Islam Rahman, Executive Chairperson

                                                            The Daily Star, 14 March 2017

‘উন্নয়ন কর্মসূচিতে অনানুষ্ঠানিক খাতে কর্মরত শ্রমজীবীদের প্রতি দৃষ্টিপাত’ শীর্ষক গবেষণা প্রবন্ধে এটিএম নুরুল আমিন বলেন, প্রয়োজনীয় শিক্ষা ও সুযোগের অভাবে অনানুষ্ঠানিক খাতের শ্রমজীবীদের ছেলেমেয়েদের মাঝে একই পেশা ধারণের প্রবণতা দেখা যায়।

A.T.M. Nurul Amin

Bonik Barta, 14 March 2017

“An obsession with the rate of economic growth can lead to a neglect of its quality in terms of social dimensions like poverty, inequality and employment …”

Rizwanul Islam, Senior Visiting Fellow

The Daily Star, 14 March 2017

“Each ministry and agency should have cell working on the employment implication of the policies and programmes in their respective fields. Appropriate methodologies have to be developed and needed capacity have to be built while the results of their work should be used in formulating budget proposals,” 

Rizwanul Islam

Financial Express, 14 March 2017

In a paper on budget and consumer interest, Consumers Association Bangladesh President Ghulam Rahman demanded that the “… zero duty benefit for the import of essential commodities should continue. Citing government moves to increase the prices of gas, electricity and water supply, he said, “It appears that the government has forgotten its responsibility of ensuring these basic services.”

Ghulam Rahman

The Daily Star, 14 March 2017

“The highest amount of allocation under Food Friendly Policy was made in the Dhaka and Chittagong districts. But the incidence of ultra-poor is relatively smaller here.  … better planning and monitoring is needed to reach the real beneficiaries under this programme.”

Quazi Shahabuddin, Senior Fellow

The Daily Star, 14 March 2017

Further details of the news coverage mentioned above can be found through the following weblinks

• Prothom Alo: http://www.prothom-alo.com/economy/article/1106944/

• The Daily Star: http://www.thedailystar.net/business/no-new-jobs-apparel-1375669

• The Financial Express: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2017/03/13/64268/Growth-eludes-job-creation

• Bonik Barta: http://bonikbarta.net/bangla/news/2017-03-14/110031/

• Samakal:  http://bangla.samakal.net/2017/03/14/277128#sthash.qxyXFYOK.dpuf