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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bangladeshi expats now top migrant numbers in Oman

Source: clickittefaq.com For the first time, there are now more Bangladeshis in Oman than any other nationality, government statistics have revealed. For decades, Indians have made up the bulk of migrant workers in the Sultanate, but despite police restrictions on the numbers of Bangladeshis allowed to enter Oman, as of November, their numbers had overtaken the Indian migrant numbers. A Bangladesh Embassy spokesman said their workers were preferred

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Can One of the Fastest Growing Economies Nail Green Growth?

Source: asiafoundation.org December 21, 2016 Syed A. Al-Muti and Amy Warren Over the last decade, Bangladesh has experienced impressive economic growth, with GDP growth expanding steadily by an average of 6 percent, and projected to maintain 6.8 percent growth in 2017, according to the World Bank. The steady rise is thanks in large part to the country’s strong garment export industry and rising consumption, making Bangladesh one of the fastest-growing

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বাংলাদেশের অভিবাসন কূটনীতি | উপ-সম্পাদকীয় | The Daily Ittefaq

Source: Ittefaq সর্বাধিক সংখ্যায় অভিবাসী শ্রমিক প্রেরণকারী দেশগুলোর অন্যতম বাংলাদেশ। বর্তমানে ১৬২টি দেশে প্রায় এক কোটি অভিবাসী শ্রমিক কাজ করছেন। কিন্তু অভ্যন্তরীণ ও আন্তর্জাতিক

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Bangladeshi wins Migrant Worker Poetry Competition

Source: dhakatribune.com A 22-year-old Bangladeshi migrant, Bikas Nath, has won the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition which was hosted at the National Gallery Singapore auditorium on December 11. Bikas was awarded $500 prize money and the second and third place winners were given $300 and $200 respectively. The contest was sponsored by the United States Embassy in Singapore and there were 70 entries in seven languages from which 17 were shortlisted

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সৌদি আরবে নারী গৃহকর্মী না পাঠানোর অনুরোধ প্রবাসীদের

Source: banglatribune.com নবেতর জীবন থেকে রক্ষা পাওয়ার জন্য সৌদি আরবের অনেক বাসা থেকে পালিয়ে গিয়ে দূতাবাসের হোম-সেফে আশ্রয় নেওয়া অসংখ্য নারী গৃহকর্মীদের ইঙ্গিত করে, গৃহকর্মের মতো পেশায় তাদের

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Migrant’s journey from rural Bangladesh shows sacrifices, dangers of slum life

Source: news.trust.org Some half a million rural migrants stream into Dhaka for work each year, swelling the number of urban poor living in slums built on private land By AZM Anas DHAKA, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For much of his early life on Bhola, an island in south-central Bangladesh, Mohammed Abul Kalam battled poverty and a hostile river that twice engulfed his homestead. Now, as a resident of a "bastee", or private slum on the western

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What if Africa calls upon its diaspora to boost economic transformation?

Source: blogs.worldbank.org In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18The stock of African migrants in 2015 was estimated at about 23.2 million (Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016: and the top emigration countries are mostly fragile and poor (see Table 1). About 31.1% of Sub-Saharan Africans migrate to high-income countries compared to 90% in North Africa. The leading destination of these migrants include France, Saudi Arabia, USA,

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BD migration up by 36%

Source: dhakatribune.com The statistic was disclosed at a seminar entitled “Promoting Good Governance in Migration”, held at the Expatriates Ministry yesterday. The event was organised jointly by Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP), WARBE Development Foundation and BOMSA on the eve of International Migrants Day 2016. The report said that 722,100 Bangladeshis had migrated to different countries around the world in this year. 108,770 of these

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Where migrant women are the breadwinners

Source: dhakatribune.com In Bangladesh, where people migrating abroad to find better life opportunities are predominantly men, finding an upazila that has produced a higher number of female migrant workers than men is a pleasant oddity. In fact, Singair upazila in Manikganj district, only 36.5km away from Dhaka city, has produced the highest number of female migrant workers in the country, according to sources. Women from Singair are working in different

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Global migration’s impact and opportunity

Source: www.mckinsey.com By Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Khaled Rifai, Frank Mattern, Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, Tarek Elmasry, Amadeo Di Lodovico, and Ashwin Hasyagar Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute research finds that it generates significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits. Migration is a key feature of our increasingly

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