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Geopolitics of the Pandemic: The Bangladesh Scene


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12.08.2020

COVID-19 & Geopolitics: Marc Saxer discussion in Tritiyo Matra

Recently, Head of FES Asia Department Marc Saxer along with Professor Ali Riaz joined together on the television talk show Tritiyo Matra for a…


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29.05.2020

Leapfrogging to a COVID-proof smart workplace

The Corona epidemic around the world is forcing us to make the use of technology one step further.


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26.04.2020

COVID 19 impact: LIFE vs LIVELIHOOD? The dilemma facing Bangladeshi RMG workers in re-opened factories

Shefaly Akter*, a sewing operator working for Natural Denims Ltd, a Readymade Garment (RMG) factory in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, thought her life…


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17.03.2020

Are universities ready to meet the demand of the labour market?

Although Bangladeshi universities have been an important part of Bangladesh over the last 50 years, contributing to independence, the democratic…


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22.11.2019

Delegation visit to Germany!

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have great potential for success in Bangladesh. So far however, they have lacked the support and possibilities to…


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The Pioneering FES Academy of Work gets a makeover in Bangladesh

Two years after the first Academy of Work in Bangladesh, trainers have restyled the programme to better respond to the challenges of organized labour…


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New publication released!

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bangladesh and Centre for Development and Employment Research are proud to present our new study "Employment, Labour Force…


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Graduating LDCs in an Evolving WTO: Options and Strategies

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bangladesh and Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) are proud of presenting a newly published study titled "Graduating LDCs in…


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Long-term education and labour rights are the focus of FES in Bangladesh

A participatory higher education system and a prosperous and socially just labour market are at the core of the ongoing work by the Dhaka-based team…


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07.04.2019

Women's Rights are Workers' Rights

How can women’s and workers’ movements be brought together? Members of the network “Political Feminism in Asia” are to meet in Bangladesh to share…


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30.03.2019

2nd Assembly on Futures of Higher Education

On 30th of March 2019, the second assembly on the Futures of Higher Education ended with a big hope that youths would be more engaged in the…


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Saturday, 16.03.2019 - Tuesday, 19.03.2019 - Berlin

The Young Global Changers at the Global Solutions Summit

This quote is by Shakil Ahmed, a "Young Global Changer" attending the Global Solution Summit in Berlin from 16-19 March, an event which is supported…


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05.12.2018

Academy of Work (AoW) 2018

Academy of Work (AoW) is a 3-month certified training programme for trade unionists in Bangladesh.


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22.01.2018

Bangladesh: On with the next generation of trade unionists

In 2017, Bangladesh saw the opening of the first Academy of Work (AoW), a three-month long residential training programme for mid-level trade…


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15.11.2017

Bangladesh's university reforms should prioritize quality and encompass the private sector

Identifying the challenges towards achieving tertiary education reforms and devising strategies to overcome those challenges has been a major…


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27.04.2017

Academy of Work in Bangladesh

An initiative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh in collaboration with Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) and BRAC Institute…


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20.04.2017

Academy of Work launched to boost trade union training

The Academy of Work (AoW) was launched on April 20, 2017 ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, in an attempt to remind us of the…


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20.11.2014

Bucking the middle-income trap threat

How can Bangladesh avoid the middle-income trap and how can the country take advantage of its strengths to accelerate the pace of development to…


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11.11.2014

RMG sector needs better margin to improve sustainability

At a dialogue organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Bangladesh, CPD Chairman Professor…


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01.11.2014

New thinking, new approaches needed for completion of Doha Round

The Centre for Policy Dialogue and and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), organized a public dialogue on the impact of the latest WTO negotiation.


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18.10.2014

After Rana Plaza

The Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in April 2013 made global news.


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Thursday, 16.10.2014 - Friday, 17.10.2014 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Regional Gender Project of FES in collaboration with Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies

The Regional Gender Project of FES in collaboration with Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies, Bangladesh, FES India and Bangladesh office organised…


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