Bangladesh

An Urbanizing Asia Dares Earthquake Tragedy

More than half a million people killed, 1.4 million injured, and 80 percent of buildings damaged in Bangladesh’s three largest cities: That’s the “worst-case scenario” outlined in an unpublished draft contingen...

Bangladesh Transforms Despite Vicious Politics

Bangladesh’s social, economic and political development is one of the great success stories of the past 25 years. But today it is Bangladesh’s politically dysfunctional ‘battling begums’ — Sheikh Hasina of the ...
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Grameen Bank Now Under Bangla Central Bank

Over widespread international and domestic objections, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid Sunday signed legislation bringing the world-famous Grameen Bank under the supervision of the country’s central bank. The ...