"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

The Cambodian Delegation Visiting the Veterinary and Animals Science University in Chittagong on September 2, 2014 Global partnerships often inspire higher education development. Partnerships were…

Shiro Nakata |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that…

Victor Mulas |

Limited opportunities for teacher training has been a formidable obstacle in the path of building capacity for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Bangladesh…

Shiro Nakata |

Faced with pressure of an increasing number of students, education quality has been a central concern for the universities and society at large in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been a shining example…

Shiro Nakata |

One trillion dollars. That’s a big number. It’s hard to ignore. One trillion dollars, according to estimates by Global Financial Integrity, is the amount lost every year by developing countries…

Mario Marcel |

Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank If the deluge of trend pieces tell us anything, it’s that the millennials are the most fussed over demographic in history. But behind the hype, there is real a…

Mabruk Kabir |

A view of the Khulna Shipyard Promoting career opportunities through industry linkages for those who complete technical and vocational education is now a reality in Bangladesh. The local…

Ahamad Tanvirul Alam Chowdhury |

Water is an essential part of life and roughly one in ten of the world’s population—748 million people—do not have access to safe water.[1] In South Asia, about 1.5 billion people are affected by…

Gazbiah Rahaman |

It is said short absence quickens love, long absence kills it.  This is not always true in reality. One case is remittance behavior of long-term migrants. The remittance literature argues that the…

Zahid Hussain |