Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Lecture, Oslo, December 10, 2006  
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March 10, 2014: Bangladesh warns of rising climate change costs as donations
plummet

The Guardian reports that Bangladesh needs $5billion over the next five years to adapt to
current climate changes, and the cost is rising each year. The UN climate talks resume in
Bonn, Germany, on Monday, March 10, 2014.
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March 8, 2014: BDRC recognizes International Women's Day 2013
Recognizing International Women's Day 2014, the BDRC provides: 1) links to some recent
videos on women's issues in Bangladesh, and 2) a list of recent developmental publications
related to women in Bangladesh.
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February 21, 2014: Bangladeshi Language Martyrs Day and International Mother
Language Day
Recognizing Bangladeshi Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day
2014 (February 21, 2014), the BDRC provides a list of recent publications related to Bengali
and development.
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February 3, 2014: Bangladesh has potential to enhance trade
Due to the shifting of economic, political and social aspects to Asia, South-South trade has
immense potential. Bangladesh can enhance this trade by focusing on information
technology, renewable energy and creative industries.
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February 2, 2014: “Easy Like Water” and “Life Is Still Not Ours”
These are the titles of two new outstanding movies related to Bangladesh. “Easy Like Water”
is about a visionary architect, who is building floating schools to turn the front lines of climate
change into a community of learning. “Life is still not ours” is an attempt to weave together
the complex history of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
LEARN MORE ---> Website and trailer for Easy Like Water
LEARN MORE ---> Website and trailer for Life Is Still Not Ours
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January 9 / January 19, 2014: BDRC publishes 3 new Working Papers
The Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC) has published 3 new papers in its
Bangladesh Development Working Paper Series (BDRWPS). The BDRWPS contains now 21
papers. The last three papers cover, respectively, the impact of remittances on economic
growth in Bangladesh (
BDRWPS No. 19), Bangladesh’s structural transformation,
macroeconomic volatility and uncertainty and their policy implications (
BDRWPS No. 20),
and Bangladesh's priority areas to further its development (
BDRWPS No. 21).
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January 5, 2014: Boycotted election does not resolve the political crisis
The election leaves the political crisis exactly where it was before voting started. This is how
a BBC analyst described Bangladesh’s election on January 5, 2014, which was boycotted by
all major opposition parties as they were convinced that an election carried out by the
current government would be rigged. All elections since 1991 have been held under a
neutral caretaker administration to ensure that voting results are not fixed. But the Awami
League abolished the caretaker system in 2010, arguing that it was no longer necessary.
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December 10, 2013:  BDRC recognizes Human Rights Day 2013
Recognizing Human Rights Day December 10, 2013, the BDRC provides a list of recent
publications related to human rights in Bangladesh.
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December 1, 2013:  BDRC recognizes World AIDS Day 2013
Recognizing World AIDS Day December 1, 2013, the BDRC provides a list of recent
publications related to HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh.
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BDRC recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Recognizing International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November
25), the BDRC provides a list of recent publications related to violence against women in
Bangladesh.
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November 20, 2013:  BDRC recognizes Universal Children's Day
Recognizing Universal Children's Day, November 20, 2013, the BDRC provides a list of
recent publications related to children in Bangladesh.
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November 18, 2013: About 10 garment factories failed Wal-Mart safety checks
Wal-Mart hired Bureau Veritas to check some 200 factories it uses in Bangladesh after the
April collapse of the Rana Plaza building killed more than 1,100 people and highlighted often
grim conditions in the country's garment industry. Of the about 75 factories have been
audited so far, about 10 garment factories failed safety checks.
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November 14, 2013:  BDRC recognizes World Diabetes Day
Recognizing World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2013, the BDRC provides a list of recent
publications related to diabetes in Bangladesh.
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November 11, 2013: Bangladesh recognizes third gender
Based on a decision made at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on
November 11, 2013, Bangladesh will from now consider so-called Hijras as a separate
gender. As Cabinet Secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan briefed the media after the
cabinet meeting, Hirjas will get priority for education and other rights.
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