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


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


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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CPD Working Paper 107 – Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Opportunities and Challenges for Bangladesh – Framework Issues


CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Mehruna Islam Chowdhury and Saifa Raz Publication Period: June 2014 In the backdrop of rise in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in developing countries, particularly after the global financial and economic crisis, Bangladesh is still ambivalent in setting its strategies regarding it. The present study tries to explore …

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Paper 104 – Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the Global Value Chain (GVC): Trends, Determinants and Challenges

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Khondaker Golam Moazzem Publication Period: August 2013 The paper, based on a review of available literature and empirical evidence, has pointed out that the opportunities for the least developed countries (LDCs) to participate in the global values chains (GVCs) are expanding discernibly. However, the analyses show …

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Paper 103 – China and the Least Developed Countries: An Enquiry into the Trade Relationship during the Post-WTO Accession Period

Contributor: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Farzana Misha Publication Period: August 2013 In the post-WTO accession decade, China’s trade relationship with the least developed countries (LDCs) has undergone significant transformation. In this context, the present paper seeks to analyse trends, nature and determinants of the evolving trade relationship between China and the …

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Paper 102 – Innovation and Additionality for Development Finance: Looking at Asia

Contributor: Rehman Sobhan Publication Period: July 2013 The issue of introducing innovation in financing came into discussion at Monterrey in response to the recurring failure of most developed countries to live up to their commitment to enhance flows of official development assistance (ODA) to the developing countries in order to …

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Paper 99 – Framework for the Proposed Comprehensive Trade Policy for Bangladesh

Contributors: Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Nazneen Ahmed, Syed Nasim Manzur and Mehruna Islam Chowdhury Publication Period: October 2012 The paper has been prepared for the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of Bangladesh to formulate the Trade Policy Framework which will serve as the benchmark document for the Comprehensive Trade Policy …

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Paper 96 – Liberalising Health Services in South Asia: Implications for Bangladesh

Contributors: Fahmida Khatun and Mazbahul Golam Ahamad Publication Period: March 2012 The paper assesses the implications of liberalising health services in Bangladesh under the proposed South Asian Framework Agreement on Services (SAFAS). It explores the challenges and potentials of trade in health services under each Modes of the GATS for …

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Paper 93 – Global Market Opportunities in Export of Jute

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Nafisa Khaled Publication Period: April 2011 The study analyses the global trends in trade in raw jute and jute goods (export and import) over the past years, particularly focusing on the Bangladesh performance; captures the changes in both sourcing and destination; analyses the state of competition …

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Paper 90 – Bangladesh’s Export Opportunities in the Indian Market: Addressing Barriers and Strategies for Future

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Ashiqun Nabi and Tapas Kumar Paul Publication Period: July 2010 The paper examines the renewed opportunity for Bangladesh to expand her export market in India, and recommends a number of initiatives that could be taken to stimulate bilateral trade between the two countries. Examining …

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Paper 89 – Bangladesh and Regional Connectivity: Best Practices from Global Experiences

Contributors: Hasanuzzaman and Zeeshaan Rahman Publication Period: April 2010 This report has been prepared under the CPD-TRRPD programme. The paper argues that effective integration of the transport system in South Asia could contribute greatly by mainstreaming remote areas, thereby channeling benefit of economic development. In this context, it makes an …

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Paper 85 – Current State of Doha Round Negotiations on Agriculture: Issues, Concerns and Strategies for Bangladesh

Contributors: Uttam Deb and Muhammad Al Amin Publication Period: December 2009 This report has been prepared under the CPD-TRRPD programme. The paper attempts to analyse the implications of various negotiating proposals put forward in the latest (6 December 2008) Revised Draft Modalities for Agriculture of the WTO. The paper reviews …

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Paper 84 – Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Bangladesh

Contributors: Syed Saifuddin Hossain, Uttam Deb and Muhammad Al Amin Publication Period: November 2009 This paper has been prepared under the CPD-ARTNeT collaboration. It focuses on the impact of IT on SMEs in order to reap the maximum possible benefits of global trade integration through effective trade performance. The overall …

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