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

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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 budget will test the government’s delivery capacity; making the Parliamentary …

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CPD Recommends Rationalised NSD Interest Rate, Fuel Price and Exchange Rate

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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 sector, local government management and public investment towards economic sustainability. …

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Bangladesh needs Momentum to be Graduated from LDC Category by 2024

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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 of rural economies, proactive sector-specific industrial policies and realising science, …

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

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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 has received 3.80 out of 7 which is an increase …

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Implementation Capacity & Reforms Key to Realising National Budget FY2017

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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 economy. These views were shared at CPD media briefing on …

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Dearth of institutional capacity constraining higher economic growth

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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

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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

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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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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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