Pandemic insights from Bangladesh – Policy Forum


Bangladesh’s government must look beyond the immediate public health crisis if it hopes to fix the country’s deep policy problems, Saleh Ahmed writes. Commentators and politicians across the world have spent much of the pandemic arguing about choices between lives and livelihoods, but the truth is that with stronger governance, most countries would be able to more successfully protect both, and Bangladesh is a great example of this. Poor governance and slow decision-making can take much of the blame for the huge human and economic casualties of the pandemic in countries the world over.

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