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Bangladesh should do Proper Homework to Prepare itself for Rio Earth Summit: Speakers Observed at CPD Dialogue

Inter-ministerial coordination is necessary to take full advantage of the Rio Earth Summit, said Dr Fahmida Khatun, Head of Research, CPD at a dialogue on UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20): Context, Issues and Challenges for Bangladesh at Spectra Convention Centre on 10 April 2012. Dr Hasan Mahmud, Hon’ble Minister …

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Political Parties Need to Reach Agreement to Avoid System Breakdown: Says CPD Dialogue on National Parliament of Bangladesh

CPD in association with Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway organised a dialogue titled National Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability on 13 October 2011 at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium. Professor Rounaq Jahan, Distinguished Fellow, CPD and Dr Inge Amundsen, Senior Researcher, CMI jointly prepared a paper which was presented …

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Inclusiveness and Social Equality Must for Sustainable Development: Said Hon’ble Chandrika Kumaratunga at CPD Dialogue

CPD, as part of its ongoing effort in promoting good governance and inclusive development, organised a dialogue on Democracy and Development: Alleviating Poverty in South Asia on 25 August 2011, at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium in Dhaka. Former President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (1994-2005) and Chairperson, …

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Prudent Macroeconomic Management will Hold the Key: Speakers Suggested at the CPD Budget Dialogue

The dialogue on State of Bangladesh Economy and Analysis of the National Budget FY2011-12, organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), was held on 18 June 2011 at the Ballroom of Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka. Dr Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, MP, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Former …

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Borrowing from the IMF will Limit Bangladesh Government’s Fiscal Flexibility: Remarked CPD

“We have to maintain policy flexibility and policy autonomy to attain faster growth, but borrowings from the IMF could limit the government’s fiscal flexibility and may lead to pursuing a contractionary monetary policy by the Bangladesh Bank.” These observations were made by CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman while sharing …

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South Asia is Lagging Behind in Trade and Human Development Compared to Other Regions of the World: Reveals Human Development in South Asia 2009 Report

The study report on Human Development in South Asia 2009: Trade and Human Development suggested improvement of bilateral relations among the South Asian countries since the region was lagging behind in trade and human development compared to other regions of the world. The report was prepared by Pakistan-based Mahbub ul …

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Bangladesh Needs Immediate Automation of All Custom Houses for Trade Facilitation: Stressed CPD Dialogue

The dialogue on Trade Promotion Through Trade Facilitation was organised by CPD in collaboration with Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), UNESCAP, on 21 October 2010, at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka where Mr Md Ghulam Hossain, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Commerce attended as the Chief Guest. The dialogue …

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Finance Minister Emphasises Government’s Commitment to Boost Agriculture, Energy and ICT Sectors at the CPD Budget Dialogue

“Demands for the agriculture, energy, power and ICT sectors will be met no matter the amount allotted for them in the budget,” said A M A Muhith, Hon’ble Minister for Finance at the CPD budget dialogue titled State of Bangladesh Economy FY2009-10 and Analysis of Budget FY2010-11 on 19 June …

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