Focus on Job Creation for Sustainable Economic Growth in South Asia by 2030

South Asian economy has been experiencing job-less growth for past few decades. It is high time now for the policymakers of this region to concentrate on effective resource mobilisation for employment generation to make this economic growth sustainable. Experts and [...]

2016-11-03T18:18:55+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

Political Leadership in South Asia is Not Ready for Implementing the 2030 Agenda

Leaders of the South Asian countries need to rise above the political dilemmas and need to collaborate inclusive and integrated manner to implement the 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious and complex which require deepening cooperation among [...]

2016-10-25T19:44:16+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

Hon’ble President Stresses on Strengthening Regional Cooperation: SAES IX Inauguration

H E Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid, Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasised on establishing steady and effective ties among the South Asian nations. He recommended for utilising unexplored potentials by strengthening regional economic cooperation towards transforming the [...]

2016-10-25T19:03:01+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global, Regional Dialogues|

Public-Private Planning Mechanism Required to Implement SDGs

The achievement of Bangladesh was remarkable in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and following its trail the country will also be able to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Devising a Public-Private Planning Mechanism is a pre-requisite for the country [...]

2016-10-18T18:29:27+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Dialogues, Events, Featured Post|

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

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 [...]

2017-09-28T14:55:30+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

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

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 [...]

2016-12-14T14:06:25+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Dialogues, Events, Featured Post|

Good governance and political will key to combat illicit money outflow

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. PowerPoint: Illicit [...]

2017-06-13T11:13:58+00:00 June 25th, 2016|Dialogues, Events, Featured Post|

Boosting Investment Key to Achieve 7.2pc GDP in FY2017

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 [...]

2017-06-20T17:48:52+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Dialogues, Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy|

National Platform Launched to contribute to SDG Delivery in Bangladesh

Focusing on the implementation process of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh a group of individuals has set up the “Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh”. The objective of the national platform is to contribute to the delivery of the [...]

2016-12-01T17:08:36+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Events, Meetings, Press Briefings|

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

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 [...]

Implementation Capacity & Reforms Key to Realising National Budget FY2017

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 [...]

CPD Undertakes New Study on Future of Garments Industry in Bangladesh

A new study by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) titled “New Dynamics in Bangladesh’s Apparels Enterprises: Perspectives on Restructuring, Upgradation and Compliance Assurance” was launched at an event held on 31 May (Tuesday) in the presence of key involved [...]

2016-06-06T19:34:55+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Research News, Special Events|

Allocative efficiency and efficacy of utilisation of resources key to quality education

Present level of budgetary allocation for education in Bangladesh is only 1.9 per cent of GDP which is one of the lowest, ranking 155 out of 161 countries. It is, therefore, high time for Bangladesh to increase budgetary allocations for [...]

2017-06-05T10:29:34+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Dialogues, Events|

Coordinated & institutionalised efforts needed to avoid tragedies like Rana Plaza

  Bangladesh’s RMG sector is slowly heading towards developing a decent working environment. To increase the pace of this development process, a more coordinated and institutionalised approach should be taken by the government so that the country can avoid incidents [...]

2016-05-04T11:54:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Dialogues, Events, Featured Post|