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CPD Recommends Rationalised NSD Interest Rate, Fuel Price and Exchange Rate

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Download: Presentation | Paper Bangladesh government needs to focus on lowering the interest rate of National Savings Bond (NSD) and adjustment of fuel price and exchange rate to sustain the economic growth for FY2016-17. Three reforms are vital as well- banking sector, local government management and public investment towards economic sustainability. …

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Bangladesh needs Momentum to be Graduated from LDC Category by 2024

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The smooth graduation, with sustainable impact, from the category of the Least Developed Country (LDCs) for Bangladesh will critically hinge upon a productive momentum of economic growth. Three key determinants are vital for this smooth transition which are accelerated transformation of rural economies, proactive sector-specific industrial policies and realising science, …

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CPD – RMG Study Prepared a Comprehensive Database of Export-oriented RMG Enterprises

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CPD-RMG Study has gathered major databases related to export-oriented RMG enterprises from different public and private institutions and prepared a comprehensive database. This database is referred to as ‘Master Dataset’ which will provide the idea of ‘population universe’ of the RMG sector of Bangladesh. The dataset has been presented in …

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Ninth SAES Ends with Aspirations to Form Stronger South Asia

Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon’ble Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh put emphasis on forming stronger collaboration among the South Asian countries to overcome poverty, reduce inequality, establish good governance and, particularly, to meet the sustainable development goals. Dr Chaudhury, delivered these observations while speaking as the Chief …

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SDG Implementation Challenges in South Asia and Role of Global Partnerships

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Experts stressed on strengthening partnerships through regional and global platforms towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the third plenary session of the of the Ninth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES IX) which was organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) at Hotel Le Méridien Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16 …

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Youth are the Change Agents towards Inclusive, Just & Peaceful Society in South Asia

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The South Asia region has been passing through a difficult situation with threats from anarchy and extremism. This situation has emerged from existing and incresingly widening inequality and injustice in the society. The policymakers of this region should act fast to reduce inequality, correct the injustices and establish rule of …

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Focus on Job Creation for Sustainable Economic Growth in South Asia by 2030

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South Asian economy has been experiencing job-less growth for past few decades. It is high time now for the policymakers of this region to concentrate on effective resource mobilisation for employment generation to make this economic growth sustainable. Experts and policymakers made such observations at the second plenary session on …

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Political Leadership in South Asia is Not Ready for Implementing the 2030 Agenda

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Leaders of the South Asian countries need to rise above the political dilemmas and need to collaborate inclusive and integrated manner to implement the 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious and complex which require deepening cooperation among the nations of this region. These observations emerged from the …

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Hon’ble President Stresses on Strengthening Regional Cooperation: SAES IX Inauguration

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H E Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid, Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasised on establishing steady and effective ties among the South Asian nations. He recommended for utilising unexplored potentials by strengthening regional economic cooperation towards transforming the South Asia into a dynamic region in the world. Hon’ble …

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In spite of higher score the ranking is not impressive for Bangladesh: GCR 2016-17

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Bangladesh has moved one notch upward in the global competitiveness ranking by securing 106th position among the 138 countries. However, Bangladesh is still an under performer in the ‘Basic Requirement’ sub index of the competitiveness. In terms of score, Bangladesh has received 3.80 out of 7 which is an increase …

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