Bangladesh heads for balanced LDC graduation but with formidable challenges

Bangladesh is expected to meet all three criteria—increased income per capita, improved human assets and resilience to economic shocks—and it will have a likely balanced graduation from UN’s Least Developed Country (LDC) group in 2024.  But this situation will also [...]

2017-03-23T13:34:30+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Dialogues, Events, Featured Post|

Good Governance needs awareness, capacity and commitment: Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya

In line with the UN Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, a particular focus will have to be kept on Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, [...]

2017-03-06T15:48:59+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Local Level Dialogues|

Fairer trade agreements to facilitate access to healthcare for all

Prices for life-saving drugs are escalating. Investments in medical innovation are rapidly falling. And trade agreements are making access to healthcare more difficult for millions worldwide, particularly those in developing countries. These call for shaping better, sustainable trade deals that balance public health interests and private sector incentives.

2017-02-26T13:29:42+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Anniversary Lecture, Events, Featured Post, Special Events|

First meeting of Communication Focal Persons of Partner orgnaisations held

A meeting for the Communication Focal Persons of the Partners of the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh was organised to discuss how they can contribute to the  Platform website in order to strengthen the effectiveness of communication and outreach activities [...]

2017-02-01T12:58:55+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Events, Featured Post, In-house Dialogues, Meetings|

Structural Transformation is the Key towards Sustainable Graduation from LDC

Bangladesh’s graduation from the category of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) is almost certain. Now, it is critically important for the country to prioritise the future strategies in view of making the graduation sustainable. The government needs to take measures [...]

2017-01-22T17:57:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Meetings|

CPD Recommends Rationalised NSD Interest Rate, Fuel Price and Exchange Rate

Download: Presentation | Paper Bangladesh government needs to focus on lowering the interest rate of National Savings Bond (NSD) and adjustment of fuel price and exchange rate to sustain the economic growth for FY2016-17. Three reforms are vital as well- banking [...]

2017-01-17T11:50:17+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

Bangladesh needs Momentum to be Graduated from LDC Category by 2024

The smooth graduation, with sustainable impact, from the category of the Least Developed Country (LDCs) for Bangladesh will critically hinge upon a productive momentum of economic growth. Three key determinants are vital for this smooth transition which are accelerated transformation [...]

2017-01-02T13:31:15+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

Strong Political Will & Supportive Private Sector Keys to SDGs

Bangladesh is one of the leading countries in terms of internalising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with national development plans. Strong political will, good governance and supportive private sector are the keys to realise the vision of leaving no one [...]

2017-04-13T13:00:04+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Public Lectures|

CPD – RMG Study Prepared a Comprehensive Database of Export-oriented RMG Enterprises

CPD-RMG Study has gathered major databases related to export-oriented RMG enterprises from different public and private institutions and prepared a comprehensive database. This database is referred to as ‘Master Dataset’ which will provide the idea of ‘population universe’ of the [...]

2016-11-22T18:19:05+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Events, Featured Post, In-house Dialogues|

SDG Implementation: CSOs Need to Enhance Capacity

In achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, it is important that the government engages the civil society in its implementation process. The non-government and civil society organisations, therefore, need to enhance their capacities in understanding the SDG issues [...]

2016-11-22T18:21:36+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Capacity Building, Events, Featured Post, Workshops|

By 2030, South Asia will be the most influential region in the world: SAES IX

  The Ninth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES IX) organised and hosted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) took place on 15-16 October in Hotel Le Méridien in Dhaka. The overarching theme of SAES IX was “Reimagining South Asia [...]

2017-01-08T13:32:14+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

Ninth SAES Appeals for a United South Asia and Concentration on the 2030 Agenda

South Asian countries need to work together in a more integrated manner to turn the region into a dynamic and prosperous one. Political leaderships in the region need to concentrate on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development endorsed by [...]

2016-11-08T13:26:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

Ninth SAES Ends with Aspirations to Form Stronger South Asia

Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon’ble Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh put emphasis on forming stronger collaboration among the South Asian countries to overcome poverty, reduce inequality, establish good governance and, particularly, to meet the sustainable development goals. [...]

2017-05-16T12:26:12+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

SDG Implementation Challenges in South Asia and Role of Global Partnerships

Experts stressed on strengthening partnerships through regional and global platforms towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the third plenary session of the of the Ninth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES IX) which was organised by Centre for Policy [...]

2016-10-25T20:16:00+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

Youth are the Change Agents towards Inclusive, Just & Peaceful Society in South Asia

The South Asia region has been passing through a difficult situation with threats from anarchy and extremism. This situation has emerged from existing and incresingly widening inequality and injustice in the society. The policymakers of this region should act fast [...]

2016-10-27T13:53:54+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|