• New thinking, new approaches needed for completion of Doha Round

    New thinking, new approaches needed for completion of Doha Round

    Least Developed Countries (LDCs) including Bangladesh need reforms in domestic regulations taking cognisance of changes in the global economy to uphold their interest in the multilateral trading system in the upcoming WTO Geneva negotiation. With quick completion of Doha Development Round (DDR), new discussions could set off to address emerging issues as regards investment and services sector as there [...]

  • (right) Louka Katseli, Mustafizur Rahman, Rehman Sobhan and Debapriya Bhattacharya

    New global financial architecture could safeguard low income countries

    Designing a new global financial structure could shield the interest of low income countries from the economic and financial crises that afflicted Eurozone countries, observed Dr Louka Katseli while addressing CPD Anniversary Lecture 2014. Referring to the consequences of Greek economic crisis, Dr Katseli noted that policymaking in the times of crises is shaped by the interests of a global financial [...]

  • Journalists to accentuate reporting on MDGs, Post-2015 development agenda

    Journalists to accentuate reporting on MDGs, Post-2015 development agenda

    The role of journalists is very important in raising concerns and awareness on Bangladesh’s status and progress as regards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Post-2015 International Development Agenda that follows the MDGs, observed eminent economist Professor Rehman Sobhan. Professor Sobhan was addressing a session on “Post-MDGs: Concepts, Processes and Bangladesh Context” on Sunday, [...]

  • Universality Post-2015 – The Good, the Bad and … the Necessary

    Universality Post-2015 – The Good, the Bad and … the Necessary

    Written by Shannon Kindornay, the articles first appeared on the Post 2015 Data Test website in November 2014. Shannon Kindornay is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She is also member of the Post-2015 Data Test team. Universality Post-2015 – The Good, the Bad and … the Necessary: Part I For just over a year I have been [...]

  • RMG factory closure: Wage policy, compliance measure somewhat responsible besides other factors

    RMG factory closure: Wage policy, compliance measure somewhat responsible besides other factors

    Findings of a CPD field study showed inconsistency with the Bangladesh Garment Manufactures and Exporters Association’s (BGMEA) claim that 176 RMG factories were shut down due to recent reforms in the sector. Government’s minimum wage policy and other compliance-related issues such as inspections by Accord, Alliance and BUET were only partly responsible for the closure of these factories, found [...]

  • Absorbing Innovative Financial Flows: Looking at Asia – Rehman Sobhan

    Absorbing Innovative Financial Flows: Looking at Asia – Rehman Sobhan

    Published as a Working Paper from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in October 2014. Absorbing innovative financial flows: Looking at Asia Rehman Sobhan Paper Details Download the Paper Author: Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD. Abstract: This paper explores the scope for Innovative Development Finance (IDF) to compensate for declining Official Development Assistance (ODA) [...]

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