In today’s call-in show, Hello Washington the focus was given on the achievements of Bangladesh since its Liberation in December 1971. The panelists, in this show, said that in spite of the shortcomings which the country has faced, it has made enormous progress over the last thirty years. In answering to our listeners’ questions, the panelists talked about various factors which contributed to the progress in Bangladesh.
They said that major contribution towards this development has been firstly due to development in agricultural sector where the food production has more than doubled over the last two decades. Secondly the workers in Bangladesh have contributed to this development through their hard labor which has increased the production of exportable goods and finally the Non-Residential Bangladeshi who have enriched the economy by earning foreign exchanges abroad.
They also added that the NGOs have performed an excellent role in the development of Bangladesh. Urbanization is yet another reason. The panelists also opined that because the population management has not been very successful in Bangladesh, the growth of per capita income is less than satisfactory.
Our panelists included Dr. Faustina Pereira Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court and Director, Human Rights and Legal Services, BRAC, Dr Amena Mohsin , Professor International Relations , Dhaka university and renowned Bangladeshi economist Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya who is now an advisor to the Director General of UNCTAD in Geneva.