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Second review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13 released to the Press

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in a press briefing at its office released the report titled ‘Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13: Second Reading’ on 3 June 2013. The report was prepared under CPD’s Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) programme as part of which, CPD undertakes …

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Diasporas could Play a Significant Role in Advancing Development in the LDCs: Suggested UNCTAD’s LDC Report 2012-13

CPD launched the UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2012, titled Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities on 26 November 2012 in the CPD office. Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director and Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow of CPD were among the notable panelists of this launching event while Dr …

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Implementation of the Budget Proposals for FY2013 Requires Radical Improvement in Development Administration: Says CPD at its Post-Budget Press Briefing

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) presented a bleak outlook for the upcoming year following the announcement of the national budget for the FY2012-13 at a press briefing held at the BRAC Centre Inn on 8 June 2012. CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya while presenting CPD’s immediate reaction to …

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Macroeconomic Performance of FY2011-12 is the Weakest in Recent Times: Says CPD in a Press Briefing

CPD organised a press briefing on 4 June 2012 at its office to present its Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012 (Third Interim). CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya presented the review of Bangladesh’s macroeconomic performance in the recent past fiscal year. The review highlighted that the economy …

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Investment Promotion should be the Key Objective of National Budget of FY2012-13: Recommended CPD at its Pre-Budget Press Briefing

CPD said that investment promotion should be the key objective of the current government’s penultimate National Budget for FY2013 at a press briefing on Recommendations for the National Budget FY2012-13 at the CPD office on 7 May 2012. “All the necessary steps have to be taken in the next budget …

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Bangladesh Experienced Highest Rate of Inflation among South Asian Countries: Revealed CPD’s State of the Economy Report

CPD released its Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in Fiscal Year 2011-12 (Second Reading) to the media at its office on 11 March 2012. The study revealed that, among the South Asian countries, general inflation is the highest in Bangladesh reaching 11.6 per cent in January FY2012, much higher …

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Bangladesh is the Highest Recipient of Remittance among LDCs: Says UNCTAD Report Released by CPD

According to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report 2011: The Potential Role of South-South Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 17 November 2011, Bangladesh has done better than many other LDCs in terms of overall development scenario particularly in …

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Immediate Action Plan Required to Cope up with Global and Domestic Economic Concerns: Says CPD in a Press Briefing

The government should undertake immediate action plans to manage the ongoing economic concerns, which may otherwise aggravate the already deteriorating global and domestic situation. This suggestion was made at a press briefing held on 3 November 2011 at the CPD office on Current Challenges of Bangladesh Economy. Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, …

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Attaining 7 per cent Growth Target will be Challenging: Says CPD at its Budget Press Briefing

Government’s high growth target (7 per cent) will be challenging with lower export and import targets, falling remittance inflow and foreign exchange reserves, and lower broad money target, said CPD at its budget press briefing. Following its tradition, CPD organised this press briefing at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium, on …

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CPD Presents Proposals for the National Budget FY2011-12 to the Media

“In order to maintain both macroeconomic stability and recently generated moderately high growth momentum the upcoming budget must ensure raising allocative efficiency, enhancing implementation capacity and strengthening monitoring and outcome assessment.” These remarks were made by CPD while presenting A Set of Proposals for the National Budget FY2011-12 in a …

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