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Post-Rana Plaza Developments in Bangladesh


Post-Rana Plaza Developments in Bangladesh: Towards Building a Responsible Supply Chain in the Apparel Sector provides an objective update about the progress made in terms of the various initiatives undertaken in view of the Rana Plaza tragedy of April 2013. These include measures in the areas of compensations and support …

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


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


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


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 economy in FY2015-16. Based on the latest available data …

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LDC IV Monitor’s Contributions to IPoA Mid-Term Review


On the eve of the mid-term review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), LDC IV Monitor has produced a new report titled, “Tracking Progress, Accelerating Transformation: Achieving the Istanbul Programme of Action by 2020”. The report is an outcome of the combined efforts of seven globally reputed think-tanks and …

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

Advancing the Interests of Bangladesh’s Migrant Workers feat

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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