To reap the benefits of the demographic dividend, more focus should be put on developing the country’s young population, said the speakers at a discussion session.
Although the allocation of Tk100 crore for youth development, in the proposed budget for fiscal 2019-20, was lauded by the speakers, they stressed that the government must keep an eye on ensuring the proper utilization of this fund.
These observations came through during ‘Boithoki’ – a fortnightly discussion organised by the country’s leading online news portal Bangla Tribune, on June 25, 2019, titled ‘Youth Employment and Budget’. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the Institute of Informatics and Development (IID). The discussion was telecasted live on TV channel ATN News and on Bangla Tribune’s Facebook page.