World Bank to help Bangladesh diversify exports and create 90,000 new jobs

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Sheuli Akter

The World Bank has approved $100 million financing to help Bangladesh diversify exports in labor and skill intensive industries beyond the garment sector and create more and better jobs.

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Addressing the dire needs of displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh

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Sheuli Akter

Since October 2016, an estimated 74,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar have arrived in Cox’s Bazar District, some 292 km southeast of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

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World Bank’s projects to enhance Bangladeshi financial institutions

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Sheuli Akter

Due to limited capacity and market constraints, Bangladesh’s local financial institutions traditionally could not meet the longer-term financing demand for infrastructure investments in the country.

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World parliamentarians in drive to end extreme inequalities

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Expressing grave concern with the extreme political, social and economic inequalities prevalent in the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has called for immediate action to reverse this trend and leave no one behind.

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IFRC launches emergency appeal for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

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Thousands of people who have sought refuge in south eastern Bangladesh, having fled violence in the northern area of Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar are now living in unplanned and overcrowded settlements where living conditions are extremely poor.

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World Bank joins Bangladesh to empower poor mothers and improve child nutrition

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Sheuli Akter

The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank have launched a cash benefits program for 600,000 of the country’s poorest mothers and pregnant women in exchange for their participation in activities to improve their children’s nutrition and cognitive development.

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UNICEF joins with Bangladesh apex court to strengthen child protection

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To strengthen the child protection system in Bangladesh and for effective implementation of the Children Act 2013, UNICEF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Supreme Court Special Committee on child rights.

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