South Asian Think Tanks discuss opportunities, success & post-TTI strategy in Regional Meet

The seventh Regional Meeting (RM7) of the South Asian Think Tanks (SATTs) was held during 5 to 7 February 2018 at BRAC-CDM Savar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), the theme of this year’s regional meeting was “Remaining Relevant in the Policy World: Sustainability Challenges of Think Tanks.”

2018-02-12T16:58:29+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Events, Featured Post, Meetings, Regional Dialogues|

Third meeting of Bangladesh Economists’ Network held

Presentation: Implications of the Rohingya Crisis for Bangladesh The third meeting of the Bangladesh Economists’ Network was held at CPD office on 16 January 2018. Mr Towfiqul Islam Khan, Research Fellow at CPD, presented the CPD study on “Implications of the [...]

2018-01-21T14:50:48+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Events, Meetings|

Knowledge creation in Bangladesh: where do think-tanks and universities stand?

Knowledge creation in Bangladesh is lagging behind. The universities in Bangladesh and the think-tanks face difficulties to acquire research funds that hampers the knowledge creation process. Strategic collaboration between these institutions is likely to improve the situation. Dr Mathilde Maitrot, [...]

2017-08-02T19:10:55+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Featured Post, Meetings|

Role of research critical for understanding future challenges and potentials of Bangladesh’s RMG sector

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry is facing new challenges. While owners have to make a huge investment for remediation and other compliance issues, their competitors are trying to increase their international apparel market share by technological up-gradation and market diversification.

2017-06-13T15:33:48+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Local Level Dialogues, Meetings|

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

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 [...]

2017-05-31T15:26:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Meetings|

First meeting of Communication Focal Persons of Partner orgnaisations held

A meeting for the Communication Focal Persons of the Partners of the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh was organised to discuss how they can contribute to the  Platform website in order to strengthen the effectiveness of communication and outreach activities [...]

2017-02-01T12:58:55+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Events, Featured Post, In-house Dialogues, Meetings|

Structural Transformation is the Key towards Sustainable Graduation from LDC

Bangladesh’s graduation from the category of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) is almost certain. Now, it is critically important for the country to prioritise the future strategies in view of making the graduation sustainable. The government needs to take measures [...]

2017-01-22T17:57:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Meetings|

National Platform Launched to contribute to SDG Delivery in Bangladesh

Focusing on the implementation process of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh a group of individuals has set up the “Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh”. The objective of the national platform is to contribute to the delivery of the [...]

2016-12-01T17:08:36+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Events, Meetings, Press Briefings|

All of us are responsible for Rana Plaza Tragedy: IDRC President

Tragedy like Rana Plaza does not happen in a vacuum and all of us are responsible for this. The government, RMG factory owners, workers- nobody played their due role to avoid such incident, said Dr Jean Lebel, President of International [...]

2016-03-13T11:21:34+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Featured Post, In-house Dialogues, Meetings, Visits at CPD|

Press reports on CPD Conversation with Future Leaders

A discussion session organized by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on 25 February 2016 at CPD office under its programme titled “Conversation with Future Leaders"   Published in The Daily Star on Monday, 29 February 2016 Young professionals say their voices should [...]

2016-03-01T15:11:21+00:00 February 29th, 2016|CPD in the Media, Events, Meetings, Special Events|

Young professionals at a CPD discussion call for greater voice in nation’s development

  There is a need for platforms where the views of the future generation of the country on the issues of national importance can be heard.  Young professionals suggested that there should be forums and also network of youths both [...]

2016-03-03T17:30:59+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Events, Meetings, Special Events|

Post Rana Plaza Development and Future Agenda: meetings ahead of one year since the tragedy

As part of the Post-Rana Plaza Monitoring: A Civil Society Initiative, CPD organised three Expert Group Meetings to continue the follow up on the overall progress of the initiative throughout last one year since the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 [...]

2015-02-25T13:03:45+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Events, Featured Post, Meetings|