BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
Adolescents in Bangladesh use internet and mobile phones in multifarious ways to build their confidence, such as learning new skills and engaging with global and local movements.
Though the online sales of health products and daily essentials were booming due to COVID-19, the ongoing pandemic has taken its heavy toll on the online retailers of fashion, cosmetics, and other imported products, says a recent study.
Farmers who cultivated Boro paddy this year reported a 40 percent deficit on average between their actual and expected profit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a survey conducted by the Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD).
Urging the government to speed up repelling measures, a group of experts on Thursday said Bangladesh is in urgent need of smarter, well-targeted strategies to ensure that coronavirus hotspots are isolated and community transmissions are reduced.
Since schools have shut down, there has been a significant reduction in the total time students spend studying from 10 hours to merely 2 hours a day, a staggering drop by 80 percent, according to a recent study by the Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University.
Trade union leaders have demanded swift, transparent and inclusive implementation of the financial stimulus packages announced by the government to prevent adverse impact of coronavirus pandemic on Bangladesh’s RMG sector.