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Rahat Haque commented on Rahat Haque's blog post The Republican Race. Does inclusive business have a stake at all?
"I just got the news that John Huntsman has suspended his campaign. So that makes his place as a running candidate in this list obsolete as of today."
Jan 16, 2012
A blog post by Rahat Haque was featured

The Republican Race. Does inclusive business have a stake at all?

      The Republican primaries are on, and it’s that time to get excited again if you plan to monitor the American elections. As the candidates debate it out between themselves, sling mud at each other, and develop catchphrases to hone their rhetoric; election year is definitely hype worthy. And there are the scandals too, which if proven true can totally obliterate a candidate’s chances of getting the nomination. Take Herman Cain for example, who suspended his campaign last month after one too…See More
Jan 13, 2012
Rahat Haque commented on Rahat Haque's blog post A Thought in Chuadanga
"Indeed. And it might require a lot of finance to fund such innovations,thereby applying for grants such as the ones BIF provides. Hence we come full circle."
Dec 7, 2011
Duncan Levinsohn commented on Rahat Haque's blog post A Thought in Chuadanga
"Interesting thoughts Rahat! I tend to agree with you regarding your emphasis on financial sustainability. If that isn´t emphasised and prioritised then we are probably just reinventing the NGO... Labels aren´t easy as I found out…"
Nov 28, 2011
Rahat Haque commented on Rahat Haque's blog post A Thought in Chuadanga
"Thanks Yusuf Bhai. The last four lines of your comment sum up my point perfectly."
Nov 5, 2011
Rahat Haque commented on Rahat Haque's blog post A Thought in Chuadanga
"Thank you for the comment Parveen M'am. I would definitely like to write more, but original ideas are  hard to come by, especially when you don't deal with the subject any more on a  daily basis. However, I will always be on the…"
Nov 4, 2011
Parveen Sultana Huda commented on Rahat Haque's blog post A Thought in Chuadanga
"Dear Rahat, I am so glad to see that you are back on track of IB and keeping your promise to keep bloggin on our BIF Knowledge Hub. You pose an interesting question regarding what is considered IB and how the NGOs are playing a role in developing IB…"
Nov 4, 2011
A blog post by Rahat Haque was featured

A Thought in Chuadanga

        It has been a long hiatus for my blog here on the hub. After writing 3 articles in quick succession, it was time for me to return to college, and since then my collegiate activities have kept me well occupied. I hope the BIF hub and all its practitioners are doing well around the globe. A special shout -out to the BIF Bangladesh Team who I did an internship with this summer. They were the ones spurring me on to contribute material to the hub, and it worked out well. So cheers!  Before…See More
Nov 4, 2011
Md. Abu Yousuf commented on Rahat Haque's blog post A Thought in Chuadanga
"Hi Rahat, it is always a delight to read your blog. I do not think it is easy to define inclusiveness of individual business case within the spectrum of inclusive business definition. For example; according to BIF, The term ‘inclusive…"
Nov 4, 2011
Parveen Sultana Huda commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"Rahat - did not have time to digest the whole blog and the discussions - but wanted to give you a thumbs up for generating so much attention! Atta Boy!"
Jul 17, 2011
Jonathan Said commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"As far as I am aware, the objective of BIF is not wide-scale impact, but learning. That is, supporting business ventures that through an innovative approach have the potential of demonstrating the potential contribution that the innovation can make…"
Jul 16, 2011
Rahat Haque commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"Thanks for the comment Mr.Said. It is quite interesting because all  these inclusive businesses are supposed to be very much goal oriented, with proper followups and everything. And yet what you have said proves how volatile economics can be as…"
Jul 15, 2011
Jonathan Said commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"Rahat, this is a valid post. What you are describing is called the principal-agent problem in economics. It is one type of market failure and the core type of government and civil society failure. This problem arises where ever there is a divergence…"
Jul 15, 2011
Rahat Haque commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"Thanks Jawad. If only Bangladesh Govt. adopted a system of social security like in the USA. That data then would prove invaluable as we could separate those who are just needy from those who are living from hand to mouth."
Jul 15, 2011
Andrew Parker commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"We live in hope that is the case Rahat!   Jawad, this is a fair point - inclusive business can, I guess, be a powerful but potentially inaccurate or diffuse tool in the work against poverty.  Its strength is not in its…"
Jul 15, 2011
Jawad Islam commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"Well written article Rahat and a lot of interesting points raised. A problem many developed countries face when dealing with welfare is that trying to realize which portion of the populations falls under the umbrella and needs protection. Many who…"
Jul 15, 2011

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RCL (Renaissance Consultants Ltd.)
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Research Associate
About My Work
I'm part of the BIF team here in Dhaka. I'll be facilitating the team with any help they might need in giving consultancy services.
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Country Interest
Bangladesh
Issues of Interest
Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services, Working in partnership, Impact assessment, Driving & managing change inside the company
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Learning about new research and latest trends

Rahat Haque's Blog

The Republican Race. Does inclusive business have a stake at all?

      The Republican primaries are on, and it’s that time to get excited again if you plan to monitor the American elections. As the candidates debate it out between themselves, sling mud at each other, and develop catchphrases to hone their rhetoric; election year is definitely hype worthy. And there are the scandals too, which if proven true can totally obliterate a candidate’s chances of getting the nomination. Take Herman Cain for…

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Posted on January 13, 2012 at 2:00 — 1 Comment

First Brush with Academic HR: From Commonplace Activities to Matchless Activities.

        I just thought I would share my experiences from a recent human resource management class I undertook. To my disappointment, it was nothing like I had envisioned it to be. Growing up, I had always leaned towards the marketing and management sides of business. Never liked “accounting” and I’m still opposed to the tedious branch which falls under finance. Funnily enough, it was…

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Posted on November 20, 2011 at 7:30

A Thought in Chuadanga

 

       It has been a long hiatus for my blog here on the hub. After writing 3 articles in quick succession, it was time for me to return to college, and since then my collegiate activities have kept me well occupied. I hope the BIF hub and all its practitioners are doing well around the globe. A special shout -out to the BIF Bangladesh Team who I did an…

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Posted on November 4, 2011 at 2:00 — 6 Comments

Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business



         I'm sorry if the title of this article sounds a little gloom and doom, because it’s not meant to be provocative or even create the slightest amount of spark or controversy. It’s just that I think economics is an ignored area of expertise when we deal with inclusive business. There seems to be this general idea amongst the public,…

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Posted on July 12, 2011 at 20:00 — 9 Comments

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At 12:01 on June 30, 2011, Md. Abu Yousuf said…
Welcome Rahad!!! The blog is really interesting. Nice going.
 
 
 
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