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Dearth of institutional capacity constraining higher economic growth

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

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

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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A special SME economic zone urged in Bogra: CPD pre-budget dialogue

Specialised economic zone is needed in Bogra for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Besides, appropriate infrastructure and communication development is must to support and encourage entrepreneurs in this sector. The government should focus on necessary budgetary allocations and fiscal-monetary incentives to support the growth of SMEs in Bogra. Special attention …

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Private, public and civil society partnership is critical for revival of Muslin

Required policies and institutional support from the government, investment of both public and private sectors in skill development training and baseline research together with knowledge and expertise of the civil society organizations and individuals is the key to reviving Muslin; extinct heritage of our bengal culture. Such recommendations emerged from …

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Rehman Sobhan’s memoir provides resources for history of independence of Bangladesh

Though it is a personal history, the memoir Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfillment by Professor Rehman Sobhan describes the history and philosophy of the liberation war of Bangladesh with much understanding of the state of the political economy of the country at that time. Besides, the University of Dhaka …

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Climate compatible development is the key to overcome the ‘wicked problems’

Climate compatible development offers a framework for thinking about the pathway to overcome the ‘wicked problems’ of dealing with climate related challenges, while simultaneously achieving the poverty reduction target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Mr Simon Maxwell, CBE at the CPD Anniversary Lecture 2015. He remarked that achieving the …

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CPD Anniversary Lecture 2015

CPD Anniversary Lecture 2015 Climate Compatible Development: Pathway or Pipedream? by Simon Maxwell, CBE Executive Chair, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Former Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London and Chair, European Think-Tanks Group Saturday 16 January 2016 at 10.00 am (BST) Dhaka, Bangladesh  

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