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

Development of the SME Sector in Bogra (0)

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

Revival of Muslin (8)

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

Untranquil Recollection the years of fulfillmen

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’

Simon Maxwell, executive chair of UK-based Climate and Development Knowledge and Network, delivers his speech at a programme organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue at the Westin hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Rehman Sobhan, chairman of CPD; Mustafizur Rahman, executive director; and Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow, are also seen. Photo: Star

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

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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Global Experts explore avenues and modalities to implement Trade Facilitation measures for regional integration of LDCs


The Southern Voice and LDC IV Monitor, in association with the Centre for Policy Dialogue(CPD), organised a session titled the Role of Trade Facilitation in the Context of Increasing Regional Integration of Least Developed Countries  as part of the Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) on 17 December 2015. The symposium was held in the sidelines of the …

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GPEDC’s role in the post-2015 framework – Bhattacharya at the 2nd Busan Global Partnership Forum, Seoul

23–24 November 2015, Seoul: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair of Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), addressed behavioural changes amongst development cooperation providers and developing countries necessary to attain the SDGs at the 2nd Busan Global Partnership Forum. Bhattacharya was a speaker in the opening session investigating the role of …

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Trade and Development Symposium – NAIROBI 2015


Role of Trade Facilitation in the Context of Increasing Regional Integration of LDCs   LDC IV Monitor-Southern Voice in association with Centre for Policy Dialogue Session at the   Thursday, 17 December 2015; 9:00 am to 10:30 am Venue: The Hilton Nairobi, Mama Ngina St, Nairobi, Kenya     1. Rationale In the backdrop …

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