• New global agenda demands new approaches to public policy making: Debapriya Bhattacharya at UN

    New global agenda demands new approaches to public policy making: Debapriya Bhattacharya at UN

    2015 Meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2015) New global agenda demands new approaches to public policy making – Debapriya at the United Nations Photo: IISD Implementation of the new global development agenda demands balanced integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions in the national policy frameworks. Successful delivery of the Sustainable [...]

  • Southern Voice joins E15 Initiative as Knowledge Partner

    Southern Voice joins E15 Initiative as Knowledge Partner

    The Southern Voice on Post-MDGs has entered into a knowledge partnership with the E15 Initiative, implemented jointly by ICTSD and World Economic Forum. The E15 brings together world-class experts and institutions to formulate strategic analysis and recommendations for the state, the private sector and the civil society, with a view to strengthening the global trade and investment system. This special [...]

  • South Asian Connectivity hinges on BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA)

    South Asian Connectivity hinges on BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA)

    (left) Mustafizur Rahman, Abdul Matlub Ahmad, Md Obaidul Quader, Rehman Sobhan, H E Pankaj Saran and H E Hari Kumar Shrestha   Comprehensive multimodal connectivity in South Asia critically hinges on implementation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA). For deepening South Asian integration, the role of the MVAs will be key to establishing seamless multi-modal [...]

  • Second-Gen Cooperation Agenda: Integration of Asian Subregions

    Second-Gen Cooperation Agenda: Integration of Asian Subregions

    The journal article “Second-generation Cooperation Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges of Enhanced Integration among the Asian Subregions” authored by CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman and former Senior Research Associate Ms Hosna Jahan, was published in the South Asia Economic Journal, March 2015 16: 1-26, doi:10.1177/1391561415575125.   Abstract South Asia remains one of [...]

  • Reforms should abate ‘last quarter syndrome’ of budget implementation

    Reforms should abate ‘last quarter syndrome’ of budget implementation

    The government should put in place necessary economic and institutional reforms to come out of the culture of hasty public expenditure during the last quarter of a fiscal year. The reforms are also expected to improve the quality of ADP implementation that currently suffers from the ever-increasing number of projects and indiscipline without result-based monitoring. In addition to these observations, [...]

  • CPD briefs Members of Parliament on National Budget FY2016

    CPD briefs Members of Parliament on National Budget FY2016

    CPD senior researchers briefed Members of Parliament (MP) on the National Budget for FY2016 at the National Parliament on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Ms Raushan Ershad and around elevent MPs of the Jatiya Party exchanged views with CPD Head of Research Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Research Fellow Mr Towfiqul Islam Khan. CPD Researchers with Members of Parliament   Ms Ershad MP noted that the [...]

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