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Good governance and political will key to combat illicit money outflow

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Ensuring good governance and necessary regulatory reforms necessary to combat the increasing illicit financial flows from Bangladesh. Establishing an independent institute with adequate regulatory capacity is critical to win this combat against siphoning out money from the country. These observations emerged at the CPD expert consultation titled Illicit Financial Flows …

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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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Seminar on BCIM Economic Corridor

Ahead of the Bangladesh China India Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor meeting in Dhaka in November, a review seminar on the BCIM Intergovernmental process explored key areas of study on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.   The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Bangladesh Institute of International Strategies and Studies (BIISS) are …

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Setup independent commissions for better budgeting: CPD

  The preparation and implementation of the National Budget would benefit from establishing independent commissions on statistical review, agriculture price, local government financing and public expenditure review, reiterated Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya. The CPD Distinguished Fellow was addressing, as the Chief Guest, a seminar on students’ thoughts on the national budget …

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