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In briefing with Development Partners: Implementation challenges of Post-2015 Global Agenda

In a meeting with diplomats and development partners, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD and Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDGs, presented a southern perspective on implementation challenges of the post-2015 development agenda. Ambassadors, Heads of Missions and senior officials from Denmark, France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, USA, …

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VAT and SD Act 2012 questioned on grounds of equity, SME interests

The new Value Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act 2012 must be informed by equity concerns, institutional capacity strengthening and its implementation should benefit the government and ensure tax justice for entrepreneurs and consumers. In addition to revenue generation for public expenditure, the new taxation reform agenda should safeguard the welfare of certain sectors …

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Discussion with Development Partners: Transparency, Coordination, Enforcement major challenges as regards post- Rana Plaza Deliverables

Development partners exchanged views with CPD professionals on securing the promised deliverables in view of the Rana Plaza Tragedy. It transpired from their discussion that ensuring transparency in the various initiatives taken by major involved parties, improving the quality of coordination in implementation and enforcing compliance at enterprise level were …

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39th CPD Board of Trustees Meeting Held

The 39th CPD Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting was held on 28 December 2012 at the CPD Dialogue Room. Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman of the CPD-BoT presided over the meeting. The Board reviewed and then endorsed CPD’s plan of research, dialogue and publication related activities for 2013. The Board decided …

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Policy Consultation with Civil Society Members of Rajshahi

CPD organised an Economic Policy Consultation meeting with civil society members of Rajshahi at Hotel Nice, Rajshahi on 26 June 2012. Academics, editors of local media, businessmen, NGO representatives, social and cultural activists participated in the consultation and shared their views with regard to the prospects of development in the …

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