Here’s what you need to know about Bangladesh’s rocketing economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bangladesh’s GDP growth rate is forecast to be 8% in 2020 The figures put it ahead of other Asian countries, including India It could shed its ‘least developed country’ status in five years […]

The secret to Bangladesh’s economic success? The Sheikh Hasina factor

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Salman Fazlur Rahman, Private industry and investment adviser , Prime Minister of Bangladesh’s office Nobody disputes the economic credentials of Sheikh Hasina’s government – the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the latest member of a growing list of international […]

How the digital economy is shaping a new Bangladesh

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azaz Zaman, Lecturer of Finance, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology With the advent of rapid digitalization, many developing countries like Bangladesh are focusing on the digital economy: a global market for digital outsourcing. The digitalization of […]

Human rights breaches in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs deplore government crackdowns on the media, political opposition and human rights defenders in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. Bangladesh must end crackdown on the […]

How ducks are helping Bangladeshi farmers cope with cyclones

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Each year tropical cyclones bring floods and high winds that wreak havoc on coastal communities in Bangladesh. Crops are ruined, homes are destroyed and farm animals swept out to sea, wiping out the […]

Bangladesh, South Africa and Bolivia all beat the US for women’s representation in politics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, US Media Relations Intern, World Economic Forum With a record number of women running for office in the US midterm elections, many people are wondering: is a ‘pink wave’ about to hit America? If it does, […]

Guterres condemns killing of Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan, during armed attack on UN convoy

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN chief on Tuesday condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from Bangladesh, who was supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid to vulnerable civilians in South Sudan. In a statement released by his Spokesman, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his deepest condolences to the bereaved […]

Rural Bangladesh has already embraced renewable energy. Here’s what the rest of the world can learn

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Chen, Founder and CEO, Narrativ A transition technology bridges the gap between the old and the new. Once legacy technologies and incumbent business models stop producing the desired results, a transition mode starts. However, energy technology is […]

Rohingya refugee shelters ‘washed away’ in Bangladesh monsoon rains: UN agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Two days of heavy monsoon rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday. So far, more than 9,000 have been affected and the number is expected […]

Virtual Doctor: a core part of modern healthcare?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Sereen Afza Hussain, a final year MBBS student at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

A day in the life of a Rohingya refugee

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Dr. Imtiaz Hafiz, Medical Officer of Primary Health Center at Relief International who also serves as a Clinic in-Charge OPD (Out Patient Department) in the PHC funded by UNICEF at WW Zone, Rohingya Camp. Dr. Imtiaz Hafiz is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students […]