Exploring the Bangladesh Economy: Separating Propaganda from Reality in a Discussion, 25 September 2022

Location: Virtual

Date: 25 September 2022



On September 25, 2022, a discussion program took place on the topic “Exploring the Bangladesh Economy: Separating Propaganda from Reality.” The program featured four prominent participants: Dr Mahmudur Rahman, Zia Hasan, Shibly Sohail, and Oliullah Noman. The participants engaged in a lively and informative discussion on the current state of the Bangladesh economy, exploring the gap between the government’s official development narrative and the reality on the ground. Through rigorous analysis and diverse perspectives, the participants engaged in a captivating dialogue, challenging prevailing narratives and presenting evidence-based insights to foster a deeper understanding of the Bangladeshi economy’s nuances and potential trajectories. They covered a range of issues, including the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the role of foreign investment, the state of the banking sector, and the challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises. The discussion provided valuable insights into the complexities of the Bangladeshi economy and highlighted the importance of separating propaganda from reality when assessing its performance.

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