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Fairer trade agreements to facilitate access to healthcare for all

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Prices for life-saving drugs are escalating. Investments in medical innovation are rapidly falling. And trade agreements are making access to healthcare more difficult for millions worldwide, particularly those in developing countries. These call for shaping better, sustainable trade deals that balance public health interests and private sector incentives.

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Third CPD Anniversary Lecture

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CPD is going to organise the “Third CPD Anniversary Lecture” on Monday 13 February 2017 at 10.00 am in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This year renowned development economist Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr will deliver lecture on ‘Health and Global Trade Regime: Is It Affecting Equal Access to Medicines?. Professor Fukuda-Parr is a Faculty at The New School, New York and Vice-Chair, UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

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CPD Special Lecture on National Budget FY2016-17 for Students of ULAB

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A special lecture session was organised to brief the teachers and students of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) about the macroeconomic context and various aspects of the national budget for FY2016-17. Status of the state of the Bangladesh economy in recent years and a brief analysis of the …

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Climate compatible development is the key to overcome the ‘wicked problems’

Simon Maxwell, executive chair of UK-based Climate and Development Knowledge and Network, delivers his speech at a programme organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue at the Westin hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Rehman Sobhan, chairman of CPD; Mustafizur Rahman, executive director; and Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow, are also seen. Photo: Star

Climate compatible development offers a framework for thinking about the pathway to overcome the ‘wicked problems’ of dealing with climate related challenges, while simultaneously achieving the poverty reduction target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Mr Simon Maxwell, CBE at the CPD Anniversary Lecture 2015. He remarked that achieving the …

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CPD Anniversary Lecture 2015

Anniversary Lecture 2015

CPD Anniversary Lecture 2015 Climate Compatible Development: Pathway or Pipedream? by Simon Maxwell, CBE Executive Chair, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Former Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London and Chair, European Think-Tanks Group Saturday 16 January 2016 at 10.00 am (BST) Dhaka, Bangladesh  

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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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Istanbul Programme of Action: Global support sought to fulfil commitments

The global community should extend all possible support towards smooth graduation of the LDCs from its status by delivering on all the commitments of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). LDCs’ graduation should be deemed an accomplishment rather than an eventuality that ought to be avoided. The remarks came from …

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