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Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism Industry in Bangladesh: Analysis of Current Situation and Suggested Strategies for the Future

The Hospitality and Tourism Sector (HTS) is one of the 15 major sectors that are used to estimate the GDP of the country. In terms of strict definition, the HTS incorporates accommodation services, traditional restaurants, exotic cuisine and fast-food stalls, tour operators and travel agents,...

Catastrophic Healthcare Expenditure and its Determinants in Bangladesh

Despite improvements in many health indicators throughout the last few decades globally, providing access to affordable healthcare remains a substantial challenge in many low- and middle-income countries including Bangladesh. Out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure is one of the most noteworthy payment...

Economic Burden of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

During the past few months, the global community is facing significant challenges for novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern and finally declared a global pandemic. With a population of over 160...

Impact of CoVID-19 on SMEs and Their Workers: Understanding the Dynamics of Impact and Coping Strategies

It has been almost four months since the first COVID-19 patient was identified in Bangladesh on March 3, 2020. As of June 30, the officially reported number of cases and deaths rose, respectively, to 145,483 and 1,847 (WHO, 2020). The numbers of new cases and deaths are still on rise and there is no...

Epidemiological and Economic Burden of Dengue in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dengue, an arbovirus infection with an explosive epidemic potential, is a major public health problem in many tropical and subtropical countries today. With an estimated 50-100 million symptomatic infections each year, dengue is ranked the most important mosquito-borne disease. Dengue is highly...

Impact Analysis on Development Program for Improving the Living Standard of Bede Community

Although Bede community comprises only a small part of the total population of Bangladesh, this particular group of population has been identified as a neglected and underprivileged group since the colonial period. It has been imperative now to bring people who fall prey to the victim of societal...

Impact Analysis on Development Program for Improving the Living Standard of Underprivileged Community

Underprivileged group of population has been identified as a neglected group since the colonial period. It has been imperative now to bring people who fall prey to the victim of societal discriminations, under the mainstream of society and to involve them in the overall development of the country by...

Impact Analysis on Development Program for Improving the Living Standard of Hijra Community (IADPILSHC)

Hijra community is a very small portion of the total population of Bangladesh, who are generally neglected, trampled and mistreated in the society. According to a preliminary survey conducted by the Department of Social Services (DSS), the number of Hijras in Bangladesh is around 12,000. They are...

Agricultural Transformation, Food Security and the Second Green Revolution: Strategic Directions

Over the last 3 decades Bangladesh has largely transformed itself from a chronically food-deficit country to one more or less sufficient in rice, the main staple. While the population of the country has more than doubled, the output of rice has risen from nearly 11-12 mn mt to 34-35 mn mt now i.e.,...

Tracer Study on Graduates of Tertiary-Level Colleges

College Education Development Project (CEDP) is an endeavor of Government of Bangladesh to strengthen the strategic planning and management capacity of the college education as well as to improve the teaching and learning environment of colleges affiliated with National University. The project is...

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