Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) organized a policy circle titled “Bangladesh: The Economy Under Stress” on January 21, 2024, at The Westin, Dhaka. The engaging discussion focused on examining the present condition of Bangladesh’s economy. Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Mr. Parvez Karim Abbasi, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, East West University were the venerable speakers of the event.
The moderator of the discussion, Major General ANM Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc, (Retd), President, BIPSS, initially established the ambiance for the event’s commencement. Dr. Fahmida Khatun provided an idea regarding the current picture of Bangladesh’s economy by stressing on the challenges. She also highlighted that Bangladesh’s reliance on imports is exacerbating the current economic challenges. Mr. Parvez Karim Abbasi focused on the issue of rising income inequality and the rising level of unemployment among youth that is constraining the possibilities of upgrading the current economic condition of the country.
The interactive session covered some critical assumptions and exchange of conversations among the honorable guests and the panelists.
Ambassadors and Diplomats based in Dhaka, former Bangladeshi Ambassadors, representatives from international and business organizations, academicians and journalists attended the event.