//Press Briefings

Qualitative improvement of budgetary framework necessary for higher economic growth to sustain

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 [...]

2016-08-02T18:42:09+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

CPD proposes a policy package to mitigate worrying signs in the economy

The government needs to take advantage of the relative macroeconomic stability to stimulate private sector investment in FY2015-16. In view of this, CPD, in its report on State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY 2015-16 (First Reading) proposed a comprehensive policy package.

2017-05-31T13:47:37+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

Budget FY2016: Financing structure of successive budgets becoming fragile

The quality of fiscal planning is deteriorating over the last four years which is likely to continue while revenue collection targets set by the FY2016 budget may remain underachieved again. Budgeting in Bangladesh continues to lack benchmarks on progress, expansion [...]

Proposed FY2015 Budget: Right Fiscal Measures within Weak Framework

Macroeconomic correlates in the proposed FY2015 budget were inconsistent while key fiscal targets did not reflect reality in designing of the framework. The basis of achieving 7.3 percent GDP growth remains a suspect without substantial private sector investment which has [...]

Restore entrepreneurs’ confidence through conducive politics to accelerate investment

Political uncertainties have adversely affected Bangladesh’s economic performance, particularly private sector investment which undermined the prospects of accelerating GDP growth. On the other hand, relative macroeconomic stability in the backdrop of contained inflation, sustained exchange rates, high foreign exchange reserves [...]

2015-05-26T16:27:52+00:00 June 1st, 2014|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|

The challenge of balancing resource availability with expenditure expansion: post-election upsurge yet to be seen

The challenge of balancing resource availability with expenditure expansion Post-Election upsurge yet to be seen Fiscal policy package for FY15 will require consolidation of public expenditure with prudent prioritisation, an intensification of revenue mobilisation drive, and closer attention to financing [...]

2015-02-25T13:03:08+00:00 May 4th, 2014|Events, Featured Post, Monitoring of National Economy, Press Briefings|