COVID-19 changed how we work. Will it stick?

Even as more people are forced to work from home during a phase of renewed lockdowns and COPVID-19 restrictions, many businesses are trying to plan for the next steps once the pandemic subsides.For people around the world, their home has become a one-size-fits-all space for living, working and learning. Here Kristy Denette, back left, tries…

UN on lookout to build private sector partnerships

The United Nations System has been seeking areas to build strategic partnerships with the private sector in Bangladesh, said Tuomo Poutiainen, country director of International Labour Organization (ILO), yesterday.  The United Nations System refers to the United Nations, its six principal organs such as the General Assembly and its various specialised agencies and affiliated organisations.…

Third Dano milk powder brand offers ‘double the nutrients’

Danish dairy giant Arla Foods has launched a third brand of powdered milk targeting middle-income people, saying it would enable meeting vitamin and calcium needs.  Dano Growth Shakti is said to be fortified with double the vitamin D, calcium, minerals, protein and milk fat to enhance its taste. Its market arrival coincides with mothers in…

Understanding food poverty and food vulnerability situation

There is no denying the fact that over time, Bangladesh has performed quite impressively in terms of alleviating poverty. Based on the upper poverty line, from as high as 56.7 per cent during the early 90s, headcount poverty gradually declined to 48.9 per cent in 2010 and then 24.3 per cent in 2016. This reduction…