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State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2017-18 First Reading

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a media briefing on the release of the State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2017-18 (First Reading) on 13 January 2018 in Dhaka. Mr Towfiqul Islam Khan, Research Fellow at CPD, presented the analysis [...]

Citizen’s SDG Conference to Give Voice – No One to be Left Behind

The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh will hold a day-long conference titled “Citizen’s Conference on SDGs in Bangladesh 2017” in the capital’s Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) on Wednesday 6 December, 2017.

2017-12-04T12:02:58+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

Policy consistency, governance & international support to secure energy for all: LDC report 2017

 Presentation | Press Reports  Policy consistency, governance and international support are essential to secure transformational energy for all in the least developed countries, according to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report 2017.  Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal seven (SDG 7) - universal access [...]

2017-12-17T17:51:44+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

Bangladesh enters 100-country club: GCI 2017-18

Bangladesh, for the first time, has entered into the 100-country club of the world's most competitive economies, according to the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

2017-09-28T15:49:39+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

Time to be vigilant, not to be complacent

There is hardly any room for us to be complacent, rather we need to be vigilant with every component of the fiscal framework. However, careful steps need to be taken while implementing the budget as the changed financial structure will have to depend more on domestic resources.

2017-07-12T15:34:36+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

Right political economy needed for efficient budget delivery

Political foresight and strong accountability measures are key for effectively implementing and monitoring the National Budget FY2017-18. The proposed budgetary measures had not been adequately debated in the Parliament.

Higher GDP growth should have led to higher employment

Bangladesh’s GDP growth rate is estimated to reach 7.2 percent in FY 2017. While achieving the growth figures has dominated attention, it has not been able to create more jobs in the economy.

2017-05-31T15:37:03+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

Role of public representatives critical for framing and implementing the national budget

Public representatives must take greater ownership of Bangladesh’s national budget for improving its transparency, accountability and for efficiently achieving implementation targets. As the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is likely to pursue an expansionary fiscal policy in FY 2017-18, a bigger [...]

2017-05-31T15:15:50+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

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 [...]

2016-08-04T17:48:27+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

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 [...]