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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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Comprehensive Trade Policy should Coordinate with Related Rules and Regulations: Suggested Speakers in a CPD Dialogue

While preparing the Comprehensive Trade Policy the government should focus on the competitiveness of local industries both in domestic and international markets and diversification of products and markets for export growth and poverty reduction. It also has to address the existing inconsistencies within institutional and legal framework and recognise the …

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