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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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Policy interventions should enhance migrant workers’ financial inclusion, social protection

Extending the use of remittance sent by Bangladeshi migrant workers from mere consumption to more productive areas including investment and social protection would pave way towards their greater welfare and better contribution to Bangladesh’s economy. To this end, the government needs to implement the right policies and ensure coordination with …

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Implementing SDGs in Bangladesh: Stress weaknesses with achievements

Bangladesh should build on its attainments and unfinished agenda as regards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with particular emphasis on economic reformation, employment generation and governance for successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Attainment of the SDGs would require a strong and effective institutional mechanism involving all stakeholders including …

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CPD @ WTO Public Forum 2015 on Trade Works in Geneva

CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman and Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya participated in the WTO Public Forum 2015 on “Trade Works” during 30 September – 2 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event providing a platform for representatives from civil society, …

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Broad-based reforms for rapid improvement of Bangladesh’s business competitiveness

  Bangladesh needs long-term investment and reform policies for financial sectors, governance and education with substantial human resource development as envisaged in the 7th Five-Year Plan in order to push the country beyond its plateauing competitiveness rankings. The observation emerged at a media briefing held at Brac Centre Inn, Dhaka …

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Two Economies to Two Nations: Rehman Sobhan’s Journey to Bangladesh

  CPD Chairman Professor Rehman Sobhan’s book “From Two Economies to Two Nations: My Journey to Bangladesh” was launched on Saturday, 29 August 2015.   News Reports on the event, view more news reports Published in Dhaka Tribune Rehman Sobhan’s writings inspired liberation war leaders Tribune Report Speakers at a …

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Apparels sector needs better margin to improve compliance for sustainability

Bangladeshi apparels industries should allocate additional margin for compliance in order to ensure labour welfare and thus increase sustainability of the sector. Strengthening government’s institutional mechanism and social audit system set up by buyers and retailers would be essential to inspect factory-level compliance and maintain international standards.   The observations …

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Bangladesh’s right over products with Geographical Indication overdue

  Bangladesh needs to expedite establishment of an appropriate regulatory framework to secure the rights of its heritage products with Geographical Indication (GI). Concerned stakeholders should take steps to raise awareness on the issue through media and public forum to notify the relevant government authority to prioritise formulation of the rules …

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