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CPD proposes four-point agenda to rejuvenate the economy over the coming months

In order to revive growth dynamism in the economy, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has proposed to restructure the fiscal framework, ensure policy predictability, provide support to Boro (rice) harvest and rural economy, and compensatory measures for sectors affected due to restive politics – in the report titled “Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance …

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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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CPD Dialogue held as Bali WTO Ministerial side event

  Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a dialogue on “Integrating Trade Issues in Post-2015 International Development Framework: Ongoing Debates and Potential Opportunities,” on the side lines of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (WTO MC9) on Thursday, 5 December 2013. The dialogue was organised as part of the Bali Trade …

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CPD session at Bali Trade and Development Symposium

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) is organising a dialogue on “Integrating Trade Issues in Post-2015 International Development Framework: Ongoing Debates and Potential Opportunities,” as part of the Bali Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, to be held on 3-6 December 2013. …

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Political Business Cycle may afflict Bangladesh Economy: Media Briefing

The political elites of Bangladesh will need to give priority to issues of concern and should not allow political confrontation to undermine their class interest. This is crucial to safeguarding the interest of Bangladesh economy and the livelihood concerns of common citizens ahead of the electoral transition. CPD analysis of …

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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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Media Briefing: Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14 and Bangladesh Business Environment Study 2013

  Bangladesh has performed well in terms of macroeconomic stability, infrastructural development and goods market efficiency in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2013-14, which yielded an upward move by eight positions to 110th in the global ranking among 148 countries. In particular, public and private investment in the energy and …

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