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Ensuring quality of drinking water

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Researchers at the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC, our partner organization, have written an article published in The Financial Express. The article mentions our recent roundtable discussions held in Bangladesh and highlights the challenge which the authors cite as the biggest for Bangladesh – access to clean water.

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg (president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, a top-ranking think tank), the smarter solutions to address each of the challenges will be identified keeping in focus cost and benefit analyses. A countrywide discussion was recently held involving the relevant stakeholders on various themes that included education, poverty, health systems, non-communicable diseases, digital Bangladesh, climate change, environment and biodiversity, water and sanitation, gender equality, urbanisation, etc. Ensuring quality of drinking water has been greatly stressed by many professionals as one of the biggest challenges for the country and investment in it can be considered a key component of development.

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