The World Bank has recently published its much “adorned” and criticised “Doing Business Report 2017”. Bangladesh is ranked behind all South Asian countries, despite doing much better than its peers in social development. It also slippled a few rungs. Should our heart be aching? You may want to follow the link below:
Should we worry about ‘Doing Business’ ranking?
Published by Anis Chowdhury
Anisuzzaman (popularly known as Anis) Chowdhury was born in Chittagong (Bangladesh) in 1954. He migrated to Australia in 1987 and returned to his adopted home in January 2016 after completing an eight-year career in the United Nations Secretariat, which began and ended in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York. In between he was at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in Bangkok as Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division (July 2012-Aug. 2014) and Director of Statistics Division (Sept. 2014-May 2015). Previously, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Western Sydney (2001-2012) and taught also at the Universities of Singapore (1983-87), New England (Australia, 1987-92) and Manitoba (Canada, 1978-83). He was a founding managing editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (1995-2008), where he remains on its editorial board as a co-editor. He has published widely on East and Southeast Asia and on macro-development issues and edited two volumes on Moulana Bhashani – Moulana Bhashani: The Leader of Toiling Masses and Moulana Bhashani: His Creed and Politics. He holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba (1983) and honours and master’s degrees from Jahangirnagar University of Bangladesh (1976 and 1978).
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