• Debapriya Bhattacharya at LDC IV Monitor Report presentation at OECD

    Debapriya Bhattacharya at LDC IV Monitor Report presentation at OECD

    Presentation of the LDC IV Monitor’s Report After New York, the first LDC IV Monitor report will be presented at OECD Headquarters in Paris The LDC IV Monitor Report is the first of a series of biennial reports to accompany the reports from the official governmental review of the IPoA. LDC IV Monitor presents a set of two publications to support the implementation of the IPoA. One is the Synthesis [...]

  • India Lok Sabha Elections 2014: How was it different?

    India Lok Sabha Elections 2014:
    How was it different?

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and influence of media strongly contributed to the triumph of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over others in the 16th India Lok Sabha Elections, according to an Indian researcher. Rising dissatisfaction with preceding government United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and general displeasure over issues like corruption and price hike of essential commodities [...]

  • VAT and SD Act 2012 questioned on grounds of equity, SME interests

    VAT and SD Act 2012 questioned on grounds of equity, SME interests

    The new Value Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act 2012 must be informed by equity concerns, institutional capacity strengthening and its implementation should benefit the government and ensure tax justice for entrepreneurs and consumers. In addition to revenue generation for public expenditure, the new taxation reform agenda should safeguard the welfare of certain sectors with a view to supporting [...]

  • Implementing Post-2015 Agenda in Bangladesh through Domestic Resource Mobilisation

    Implementing Post-2015 Agenda in Bangladesh through Domestic Resource Mobilisation

    by Fahmida Khatun, PhD, Research Director, CPD, the article appeared on post-2015.org, a site managed by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), on 10 December 2014. Discussions on post-2015 international development agenda are gaining increasing momentum as we are approaching 2015 fast. While debates on setting the goals and targets have more or less narrowed, the focus is now increasingly shifting [...]

  • Commentary: Final OWG Outcome on Sustainable Development Goals

    Commentary: Final OWG Outcome on Sustainable Development Goals

    “A Commentary on the Final Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on SDGs” authored by Debapriya Bhattacharya, Towfiqul Islam Khan and Umme Salma has been published in the SAIS Review. The print journal is published twice yearly by the Foreign Policy Institute, a research center of The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Abstract: This [...]

  • Reduce economic vulnerability, enhance human assets for Bangladesh to rise above LDC status

    Reduce economic vulnerability, enhance human assets for Bangladesh to rise above LDC status

    Bangladesh’s graduation from the LDCs Reducing economic vulnerability and enhancing human assets to rise above LDC status (left) Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Mustafizur Rahman and Anisatul Fatema Yousuf   Bangladesh needs to pursue economic and human development simultaneously to graduate from the LDC status as well as meet the requirements of the post-2015 [...]

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