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Role of public representatives critical for framing and implementing the national budget

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Public representatives must take greater ownership of Bangladesh’s national budget for improving its transparency, accountability and for efficiently achieving implementation targets. As the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is likely to pursue an expansionary fiscal policy in FY 2017-18, a bigger budget will test the government’s delivery capacity; making the Parliamentary …

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In Memory of Just Faaland

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Just Faaland was not only a very good friend of the newly born Bangladesh but also was an Ambassador to the international community. After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the World Bank was persuaded to accept the assertion of sovereignty, even though the resource position was far from robust, …

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New coalition of social and political forces needed to avoid possible middle-income trap

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Positively transforming Bangladesh’s political economy is key to sustaining economic growth and avoiding the possible middle-income trap (MIT). This calls for a well-crafted vision and a strategic plan for inclusive development. It requires investing in people, learning from global experiences and designing appropriate incentives for social and political actors to …

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Effective decentralised budget key to achieve SDGs: pre-budget dialogue in Rangpur

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Effective decentralisation of the national budget is key to mainstream the marginalised communities with the national development process. Backward regions like Rangpur will require a special budget for bringing people into the development mainstream and improve their life and livelihoods, and the regional status of socio-economic indicators. The pursuit of …

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Fairer trade agreements to facilitate access to healthcare for all

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Prices for life-saving drugs are escalating. Investments in medical innovation are rapidly falling. And trade agreements are making access to healthcare more difficult for millions worldwide, particularly those in developing countries. These call for shaping better, sustainable trade deals that balance public health interests and private sector incentives.

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Third CPD Anniversary Lecture

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CPD is going to organise the “Third CPD Anniversary Lecture” on Monday 13 February 2017 at 10.00 am in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This year renowned development economist Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr will deliver lecture on ‘Health and Global Trade Regime: Is It Affecting Equal Access to Medicines?. Professor Fukuda-Parr is a Faculty at The New School, New York and Vice-Chair, UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

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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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