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Trade facilitation, supply-side capacity both critical to enhance Bangladesh’s export opportunities to India

Bangladesh will need to diversify its export basket in order to enhance export competitiveness and take full advantage of the duty-free market access (DFMA) offer of India to SAARC LDCs. Deepening bilateral relationship with India covering the spectrum of trade, investment, transport and people-to-people connectivity is also crucial for Bangladesh …

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Uneven Implementation of Post-Rana Plaza Promises: Rana Plaza follow-up dialogue told

Uneven Implementation of Post-Rana Plaza Promises Need for Transparency and Accountability, stressed speakers Discussants at a CPD dialogue on follow up of Rana Plaza Tragedy observed that the implementation status of post-Rana Plaza deliverables was rather mixed although progress has been made in some areas. Despite significant efforts towards the …

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Stop Violence, Postpone Election, Continue Discussion, said dialogue discussants

In view of the emerging political situation, the overwhelming majority of discussants at a dialogue expressed reservations concerning the upcoming National Election slated for 5 January 2013 and urged to postpone the election. Discussants demanded immediate cessation of violence all across the country and called for designing a roadmap to …

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Not mere Decentralisation, Devolution of Authority must for Good Governance

  Speakers at a CPD-CMI dialogue on “Local Government Financing: Global Experience and Local Reality” observed that the local government in Bangladesh must have proper devolution of authority to ensure transparency, good governance and accountability, instead of mere decentralisation of the central government. The dialogue was jointly organised by the …

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Coordination between Government and IMF is Necessary to Adjust Energy Price: Speakers Suggested in a CPD Dialogue

Government and international financial institutions should coordinate among themselves while taking steps for price adjustment for fuel and energy. Speakers opined such in a dialogue on State of the Bangladesh Economy, IMF Supported Programme and Future Outlook, organised by CPD on 17 September 2012 at the BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka. …

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Non-Trade Barriers should be the Major Issue of Concern in Bangladesh-India Trade Relationship: Said Speakers at a CPD-World Bank Dialogue

Bangladesh should focus not on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but on removal of non-trade barriers in terms of trade relationship with India. Speakers stressed so in a dialogue on Bangladesh-India Trade Relationship: New Opportunities, New Challenges on 2 August 2012 at BRAC Centre Inn organised by CPD in collaboration with …

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