This volume prepared under the Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) programme contains three chapters.
The first chapter “State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2014-15 and the Closure of Sixth Five Year Plan” is the third interim report regarding the performance of the Bangladesh economy in FY2013-14 prepared under the flagship IRBD programme of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
The report provides, based on the latest available data and information, CPD’s assessment of the key indicators of macroeconomic development in Bangladesh in FY2014-15. It also takes a close look at three thematic areas of contemporary relevance. These are recent dynamics of rice economy, the state of the fast-track public investment projects and an analysis of the Sixth Five Year Plan (SFYP) which is drawing to a close with the terminal year of FY2014-15.
The second chapter “Surfing in Uncertain Times: An Outlook for the Upcoming Budget” was released to the media on 5 April 2015. The third chapter “District Budget Experience in Bangladesh: The Case of Tangail” was prepared as the keynote paper of a local dialogue on Pre-Budget Dialogue 2015: Tangail District Budget and Relevant Issues, organised on 14 March 2015, at the BURO Bangladesh Auditorium, Tangail.
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