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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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Discussion with Development Partners: Transparency, Coordination, Enforcement major challenges as regards post- Rana Plaza Deliverables

Development partners exchanged views with CPD professionals on securing the promised deliverables in view of the Rana Plaza Tragedy. It transpired from their discussion that ensuring transparency in the various initiatives taken by major involved parties, improving the quality of coordination in implementation and enforcing compliance at enterprise level were …

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Fiscal framework “the weakest link” in FY14 Budget

The CPD termed the fiscal framework as “the weakest component” in the budget although most fiscal measures appeared to be positive. CPD analyses also revealed that attainment of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) target would be a major implementation challengeas the budget’s implementation would take place during the tenure …

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Second review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13 released to the Press

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in a press briefing at its office released the report titled ‘Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13: Second Reading’ on 3 June 2013. The report was prepared under CPD’s Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) programme as part of which, CPD undertakes …

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CPD-CMI Research Colloquium held on 10-11 March 2013

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a Research Colloquium in collaboration with the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway, based on the findings of the various studies conducted under the ongoing CPD-CMI Research Cooperation Programme. The two-day eventwhich was held on 10-11 March 2013 discussed the following three thematic issues: (1) Finance for Local Government: An Elusive …

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