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Education Budget in Bangladesh: an analysis of trends, gaps and priorities

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Bangladesh has made impressive progress in terms of addressing inequities in schooling enrolment and as regards some of the learning outcomes. This is particularly reflected in Bangladesh’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) outcomes. However, this progress needs to be consolidated and further strengthened in view of a number of unfinished agendas …

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Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level

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Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level is a unique report that examines data availability and quality for tracking progress against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The countries examined in this report, spanning four continents, are Bangladesh, Canada, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Turkey. The report examines data used to track progress in poverty, education, employment and …

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2015-16: Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2015-16: Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance Containing two chapter this volume is prepared under CPD’s flagship programme Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD). The first chapter “State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2015-16 (Third Reading)” is the third interim analytical report on the performance of the Bangladesh …

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CPD Working Paper 112 – Advancing the Interests of Bangladesh’s Migrant Workers: Issues of Financial Inclusion and Social Protection

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Zafar Sadique, Estiaque Bari and Ummah Salma Publication Period: April 2016 Migration, and the consequent remittance flows, have wide-ranging implications for Bangladesh, particularly in terms of employment generation, foreign exchange reserves and balance of payments, household expenditure, savings and investment, and in general, for the overall development …

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Estimating Women’s Contribution to the Economy: The Case of Bangladesh

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A large part of economic activities undertaken by women in Bangladesh including household chores, care and agriculture work remain unaccounted for. This is due to limitations of conventional measures such as gross domestic product (GDP) that primarily considers goods and services produced for markets. As a result, wrong signals are …

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CPD Working Paper 111 – Bali Ministerial of the WTO and the Way Forward Safeguarding LDC Interests

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Hosna Jahan Publication Period: September 2015 The paper critically examines the outcomes of the Bali Ministerial of the WTO, held in December 2013, from the lens of issues of interest and concern to the least developed countries (LDCs). In this backdrop, the paper undertakes an …

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Towards Regional Integration in South Asia: Promoting Trade Facilitation and Connectivity

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This compendium focuses on some of the most pressing issues that are critically important to advancing the cause of South Asian economic integration. Whilst in recent years SAARC policymakers have taken important decisions to enhance market access, promote trade facilitation and deepen transport linkages in the region, formidable challenges continue …

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2014-15: Third Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance

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Bangladesh Economy in FY2014-15: Third Interim Review of Macroeconomic Performance 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 …

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CPD Working Paper 110 – Trade and Transport Facilitation in Bangladesh: An Audit of the State of Play

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleda Akhter and Naimul Gani Saif Publication Period: April 2015 This working paper embodies the results of trade and transport facilitation audit which was carried out in the Bangladesh context, as part of a South Asian regional study.The study documents the major developments …

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Protecting Bangladesh’s Geographical Indication Interests: The Case of Jamdani

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CPD-NCCB Publication on Protecting Bangladesh’s Geographical Indication Interests The Case of Jamdani This publication emerged from a collaborative initiative of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB). The study taken under the initiative deals with the issue of operationalising the newly enacted Geographical Indication …

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সমসাময়িক উন্নয়ন চিন্তা: ২০১৪ সালে মিডিয়াতে সিপিডি’র নির্বাচিত মন্তব্যসমূহ

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সিপিডি তার প্রতিষ্ঠালগ্ন থেকেই গণমাধ্যমের সাথে নিবিড় সম্পর্ক রক্ষা করে আসছে। নীতি গবেষণার ফলাফলকে সাধারণ মানুষের দৃষ্টিগোচরে আনার ক্ষেত্রে গণমাধ্যমের যে অগ্রণী ভূমিকা আছে তা স্বীকৃত সত্য। এ কারণে সিপিডি-র গবেষকরা গণমাধ্যমে সমকালীন বিভিন্ন বিষয়ে কলাম লিখন, সাক্ষাৎকার প্রদান ও মন্তব্য দিয়ে নীতি গবেষণার জটিল বিষয়কে সহজবোধ্যভাবে সাধারণ জনগণের কাছে …

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CPD-CMI Working Paper 9 – The Unheard Voices: A Citizen Perception Study on Governance and Service Delivery by Urban Local Government Institutions in Bangladesh

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CPD-CMI Working Paper Series Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mobasser Monem, Hasan Muhammad Baniamin and Umme Shefa Rezbana Publication Period: December 2014 Urban local government institutions, comprising of city corporations and municipalities, in Bangladesh are by law expected to provide basic urban services to citizens. More often than not, these institutions fail …

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CPD Working Paper 109 – Recent Developments in Myanmar and New Opportunities for Sub-Regional Cooperation: A Bangladesh Perspective

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mashfique Ibne Akbar Publication Period: September 2014 The paper analyses the potential opportunities between Bangladesh and Myanmar stemming from sub-regional cooperation. With the election of a new quasi-civilian government in 2011, doors have opened for the international community to make the most …

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CPD Working Paper 108 – Recent Developments in Myanmar: Opportunities for Sub-Regional Energy Cooperation

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CPD Working Paper Series Contributor: Deepti Mahajan Mittal Publication Period: September 2014 Download the Paper In the context of the political and economic changes that have marked Myanmar since 2010, this paper assesses the opportunities for sub-regional energy cooperation between four countries: Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar, with Myanmar as …

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