• Time to ‘call EU’s bluff’ on paradigm shift: Debapriya Bhattacharya

    Time to ‘call EU’s bluff’ on paradigm shift: Debapriya Bhattacharya

    The interview appeared on Devex website on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. INSIDE DEVELOPMENT POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Time to ‘call EU’s bluff’ on paradigm shift By Richard Jones Debapriya Bhattacharya, chair of the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals. Photo by: Andrew Wheeler / OECD / CC BY-NC-ND   Less than two months away from the third International [...]

  • Solidarity with Nepal earthquake victims

    Solidarity with Nepal earthquake victims

    (left) H E Hari Kumar Shrestha and Mustafizur Rahman   The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) called on the Nepal Ambassador in Bangladesh H E Mr Hari Kumar Shrestha, Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary on Monday 10 May 2015 to express sympathy and solidarity towards the courageous Nepali people facing the grave aftermath of the earthquakes. CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman [...]

  • Private investment, domestic resources and remittance to drive Asian Finance: Dhaka EGM

    Private investment, domestic resources and remittance to drive Asian Finance: Dhaka EGM

    Expert Group Meeting on Asian Partnership in Financing SDGs organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Southern Voice (SV) in partnership with the UN Millennium Campaign Dhaka: 16-17 May 2015   Event & Downloads Concept Note Agenda Readings Videos (left) Debapriya Bhattacharya, H E Lee Yun-young, A H M Mustafa Kamal, MP, Mustafizur Rahman, Robert Watkins and Sering Falu Njie.   Countries [...]

  • Debapriya Bhattacharya at launch of European Report on Development 2015

    Debapriya Bhattacharya at launch of European Report on Development 2015

    (right) Debapriya Bhattacharya with other panellists at the launch   The Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, addressed the launch of the Fifth European Report on Development (ERD 2015) in Brussels, Belgium. Launched on 4 May 2014, the report with the overarching theme “Combining Finance and Policies to Implement a Transformative [...]

  • National subsidy policy in Bangladesh urged: CPD

    National subsidy policy in Bangladesh urged: CPD

    By analysing the coherence of existing subsidy distribution policies, a comprehensive national subsidy policy should be formulated to ensure governance and financial transparency of subsidy distribution mechanism and propose viable and beneficial alternatives when applicable. The observation emerged from a dialogue on “Subsidy Management in Bangladesh: Efficiency and Equity Issues,” held in [...]

  • Differentiated approach to SME tax needed across South Asia

    Differentiated approach to SME tax needed across South Asia

    Policy mix for small and medium enterprises (SME) are incoherent across South Asia due to the various ways SMEs are defined by institutions that levy taxes, encourage investment, promote trade, provide credit and support to SMEs. A broad consensus on sector-wise definitions for SMEs should be facilitated by public and private sector governing institutions for differentiated approach to levy tax on [...]

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