The Government should formulate a ‘specific strategy’ to overcome challenges in socio-economic sectors in the post-pandemic situation, experts opined.
Addressing a webinar on Monday, policymakers and civil society members also emphasised generating new employments to revive the economy.Bangla newspaper Kaler Kantho organised the discussion meeting titled ‘Socio-economic recovery from Covid-19: Financing and Policy Perspective’ in association with development agency Care to review public-private initiatives in this regard.
Planning Minister MA Mannan was the chief guest while Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan moderated the online session.
Among others, Members of parliament Fazle Hossain Badsha and Nahim Razzaq and Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Executive Director Fahmid Khatun also connected over the session.
Economist Fahmida Khatun said the government should be appreciated for unveiling a growth-oriented budget amid the corona pandemic.
“Budget unveiled in a tough time. The budget focused on growth projection which seems doubtful to all as most of the economies across the world downed the domestic growth target,” she added
Care Bangladesh Country Director Ramesh Singh made address of welcome while Director Amanur Rahman presented the keynote on the occasion.In keynote, rights activist Amanur Rahman said the country has crossed 113 days including 66 days general holidays since first Covid infection on March 8.
There are projected 16.4 million new poor in the post-pandemic time while 37 million students are directly affected with an uncertainty of academic calendar, he said.
Webinar also focused on social security, health services, agriculture and food security, restoration of livelihood and employment, fiscal rabbet and incentive.