On 26 March this year, Bangladesh will be completing 50 years of the Bangladesh Liberation War which lasted for roughly nine months in 1971, resulting in Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan. Our humble respect and gratitude to all the martyrs and heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence of this country.
In these 50 years, Bangladesh has gone through many ups and downs and has recently qualified for the final recognition of a developing country, and we think this is one of the best achievements of the Golden Jubilee of Independence.
According to UN rules, if a country is able to meet the criteria for crossing in two consecutive triennial reviews, it gets the final recommendation for crossing from the Least Developed Country to a Developing Country.
The per capita income of a developing country must be at least USD 1230. In 2020, the per capita income of Bangladesh was USD 1827. Criteria for determining the human resource index is 66 – whereas Bangladesh’s achievement is 75.4. So Bangladesh is far ahead in all respects.
The role of women in this tremendous development of Bangladesh is undeniably significant. Overcoming the bitter past of deprivation, Bangladesh has come a long way in empowering women. Women’s Empowerment is an important milestone in the index of social progress. They are more visible in various fields than ever before as various steps are taken to ensure their participation at all levels of society. For instance, Bangladesh is now the second-largest country in the world in the garment industry, and the lion’s share of the workers in this industry is women. Moreover, microfinance has made an unprecedented contribution to rural development and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh. Notice carefully, over 80% of microfinance beneficiaries are women.
In the corporate world, women are now on par with other countries globally, and Rupali Chowdhury is a shining example of this phenomenon. Her leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication overwhelmed us. Her career began in the early eighties; the history of her ongoing long and majestic journey to the 21st century has come up in the cover story of The InCAP. Don’t miss any word of her entire interview!
In this issue, we have introduced a new section, named InCAP Ranking. The InCAP offers different Ranking Lists concerning the different affairs. It’s an analysis of the International Corporate Association of Professionals (InCAP), so there is no opportunity for debate centering on this ranking. But, we would love to hear from you — your feedback, positive as well as constructive, is what pushes us to constantly improve and evolve (reach out at [email protected]). Our advisory board and editorial team have decided to publish this important and contemporary section consistently. We believe this initiative will enrich the business world more.
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Nasrin Nahar Jeneva