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In spite of higher score the ranking is not impressive for Bangladesh: GCR 2016-17

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Bangladesh has moved one notch upward in the global competitiveness ranking by securing 106th position among the 138 countries. However, Bangladesh is still an under performer in the ‘Basic Requirement’ sub index of the competitiveness. In terms of score, Bangladesh has received 3.80 out of 7 which is an increase …

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Need to formulate Comprehensive National Strategy through Participatory Process to Achieve SDGs

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Bangladesh achieved remarkable success in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Following the trail of success it is high time now for the country to formulate a comprehensive national strategy towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This comprehensive national strategy should be formulated through a participatory process so that all stakeholders …

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CPD Special Publication Post-2015 Data Test Report Launched in New York

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Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has published a report titled Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level, which was launched in New York on 8 July 2016. The report, authored by Debapriya Bhattacharya, Kate Higgins and Shannon Kindornay, was the output of one of CPD’s collaborative …

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Good governance and political will key to combat illicit money outflow

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Ensuring good governance and necessary regulatory reforms necessary to combat the increasing illicit financial flows from Bangladesh. Establishing an independent institute with adequate regulatory capacity is critical to win this combat against siphoning out money from the country. These observations emerged at the CPD expert consultation titled Illicit Financial Flows …

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Boosting Investment Key to Achieve 7.2pc GDP in FY2017

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To sustain the macroeconomic stability in Bangladesh the government should focus on raising the rate of investment in the economy. Stimulating the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will attract both private and foreign investment which will contribute to the employment generation as well. To achieve the 7.2pc GDP growth the government …

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CPD Special Lecture on National Budget FY2016-17 for Students of ULAB

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A special lecture session was organised to brief the teachers and students of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) about the macroeconomic context and various aspects of the national budget for FY2016-17. Status of the state of the Bangladesh economy in recent years and a brief analysis of the …

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Implementation Capacity & Reforms Key to Realising National Budget FY2017

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The government needs to strengthen its institutional capacity and bring in necessary policy reforms to implement the national budget for FY2016-17. The scopes of investment from private sector needs to be encouraged and facilitated to source envisioned growth in the economy. These views were shared at CPD media briefing on …

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Dearth of institutional capacity constraining higher economic growth

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The growth of the Bangladesh economy was strong and resilient throughout the FY2016 against a number of formidable challenges. Bangladesh will need to undertake the necessary policy reforms and institutional capacity development measures if the aspiration for higher economic growth is to be realised in the upcoming FY2017. Along with …

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Bangladesh Bank heist needs parliamentary hearing: Dr Debapriya

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Discussion on recent issue of Bangladesh Bank heist emerged from a Q&A session at CPD media briefing on Recommendations for the National Budget FY2016-17at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, on Sunday, 17 April 2016. It was discussed that proper coordination and necessary measures needed for our national economic system to attain …

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Qualitative improvement of budgetary framework necessary for higher economic growth to sustain

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The gaps between fiscal projection and actual implementation are being widened every year. Between FY2009 and FY2016, the gaps have increased for almost all major components of the fiscal framework where the net foreign borrowing is the weakest, followed by ADP and revenue mobilisation. A qualitative improvement of fiscal and …

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