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  • Women’s unaccounted labour significant, needs recognition: study

    Women’s unaccounted labour significant, needs recognition: study

    Women’s unpaid activities outside the traditional framework of GDP estimation should be revaluated and recognised as women’s contribution towards the economy. More wage-based work opportunity in formal sector is key to making women’s unaccounted contribution more visible in the society, which calls for reforms in policy space and changes in social perception towards women alongside amendments in [...]

  • Istanbul Programme of Action: Global support sought to fulfil commitments

    Istanbul Programme of Action: Global support sought to fulfil commitments

    Download Synthesis Report   The global community should extend all possible support towards smooth graduation of the LDCs from its status by delivering on all the commitments of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). LDCs’ graduation should be deemed an accomplishment rather than an eventuality that ought to be avoided. The remarks came from Guest of Honour H E Mevlüt Çavuşoǧlu, Minister [...]

  • South-South Cooperation in Post-2015 Framework: Debapriya Bhattacharya

    South-South Cooperation in Post-2015 Framework: Debapriya Bhattacharya

    The piece “South–South Cooperation” by Debapriya Bhattacharya explores the role that South-South cooperation can play in transforming the economies of low-income countries. Originally published in a United Nation’s Association – United Kingdom (UNA-UK) report titled Global Development Goals: Partnerships for Progress on the post-2015 development framework, released on 26 September 2014. [...]

  • Rana Plaza Disaster: Lessons from Political Economy of Globalization

    Rana Plaza Disaster: Lessons from Political Economy of Globalization

    The Rana Plaza disaster exposes a deeper crisis which originated in the lack of governance in Bangladesh and beyond that, in the unjust nature of the globalisation process. CPD Chairman Professor Rehman Sobhan made arguments as such in the Development, Thought and Policy Lecture Seminar, as part of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs’ Development, Thought and Policy [...]

  • Connectivity, investment keys for Bangladesh-Myanmar Trade

    Connectivity, investment keys for Bangladesh-Myanmar Trade

    Better trade facilitation and joint collaboration in the areas of connectivity and investment could stimulate Bangladesh-Myanmar bilateral trade which now stands at a dismally low figure of around USD 100 million. Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD made the observation at Myanmar-Bangladesh Track II Workshop, organised by the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies [...]

  • More funding needed to lessen Climate Change impact on Developing World

    More funding needed to lessen Climate Change impact on Developing World

    Global climate change funds needs scaling up as pledged to enable countries like Bangladesh and the developing world to address the adverse impact of climate change caused by the advanced countries. The remark from CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun came at the conference “ASEM – Asia and Europe Working Together,” organised by the EU-Asia Centre, on Tuesday, 16 September 2014, in Brussels, [...]

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