Infographics are the graphical representation of the various reports produced by CES. These Infographics are useful for a concise overview and an easy understanding of the intricate reports.
- May 7, 2019: “World Bank Tertiary Education Sector Review” This infographic is based on a recent World Bank report on the tertiary education sector in Bangladesh. Key findings:
1. The unemployment rate among tertiary graduates higher than the national average. However, tertiary refers to NOT just universities but polytechnics and colleges as well, in the WB report.
2. Within the tertiary space, university graduates’ average monthly salary is ~BDT 29, 932, which is ~3X avg salary of college and polytechnic graduates!
3. Considerable scope for enhancing skills of our graduates to render them more employable (goes without saying, perhaps)
- May 26, 2019: “Bangladesh Tertiary Sector Graduate Unemployment” Bangladesh has both the boon and the bane of a significant demographic dividend. Employment-related challenges of its youth population, one of the largest in the world, has only recently come into the sustained spotlight and to this end, the ULAB Center for Enterprise and Society has dedicated an infographic series to highlight said challenges. While, in the first infographics, CES considered data from the World Bank Bangladesh Tertiary Education Sector Review, in this sequel, a wide variety of sources are considered including BBS, BANBEIS, and CPD. The rural-urban breakdown of graduate unemployment and average monthly salaries are depicted, as are female participation in university education and rate of “Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEET)” among Bangladeshi youth. The largest areas of skill gaps of graduates, with regard to employer perceptions, lie in English and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
- September 11, 2019: “Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh” This Center for Enterprise and Society infographic considers salient trends in financial inclusion in Bangladesh. Financial inclusion continues to grow through agent banking and mobile financial services, aided by favorable government policies and a financial sector increasingly prioritizing innovation.
- May 5, 2020: “CES COVID-19 Consumer Pulse Survey” This survey has been implemented by CES to assess consumer sentiments ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. With a sample size of 651, the survey was administered online and followed a random sampling method. The survey finds that the majority (85%) of the respondents are unsure or pessimistic about the country’s economic condition after COVID-19 and at least 84% of respondents are cutting back on their spending. The survey also finds that Eid spending will nose-dive sharply, with restaurants and hotels expected to be the hardest-hit sectors. A CES Thought Leadership Article is due based on this survey.