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Dr Debapriya Stresses on Internalising SDGs with National Budgets

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Bangladesh needs to internailse the ambitious goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with national planning process and allocate necessary budgets accordingly in national budgets. Availing adequate funds will be a major challenge, and therefore, the country needs effective resource mobilisation and active monitoring mechanism to achieve SDGs, …

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CPD – RMG Study Prepared a Comprehensive Database of Export-oriented RMG Enterprises

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CPD-RMG Study has gathered major databases related to export-oriented RMG enterprises from different public and private institutions and prepared a comprehensive database. This database is referred to as ‘Master Dataset’ which will provide the idea of ‘population universe’ of the RMG sector of Bangladesh. The dataset has been presented in …

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CPD Presented Inception Report on Decentralisation and Corruption

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CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and CPD Senior Research Associate Ms Umme Shefa Rezbana presented the inception report titled “Decentralised Governance, Corruption and Anti-corruption Measures: An enquiry in the Bangladesh experience” at the strategic meeting of a multi-country study. The report was prepared as part of the study titled …

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Concessional Financial Flows among Southern Countries

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The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) prepared a report titled Concessional Financial Flows Among Southern Countries: Conceptualizing Design Principles, Operational Modalities and Assessment Framework. Authored by Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, and Ms Refaya Rashmin, former Research Associate, of CPD. The …

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Ninth SAES Ends with Aspirations to Form Stronger South Asia

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  Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon’ble Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh put emphasis on forming stronger collaboration among the South Asian countries to overcome poverty, reduce inequality, establish good governance and, particularly, to meet the sustainable development goals. Dr Chaudhury, delivered these observations while speaking as the …

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SDG Implementation Challenges in South Asia and Role of Global Partnerships

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Experts stressed on strengthening partnerships through regional and global platforms towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the third plenary session of the of the Ninth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES IX) which was organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) at Hotel Le Méridien Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16 …

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Youth are the Change Agents towards Inclusive, Just & Peaceful Society in South Asia

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The South Asia region has been passing through a difficult situation with threats from anarchy and extremism. This situation has emerged from existing and incresingly widening inequality and injustice in the society. The policymakers of this region should act fast to reduce inequality, correct the injustices and establish rule of …

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Focus on Job Creation for Sustainable Economic Growth in South Asia by 2030

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South Asian economy has been experiencing job-less growth for past few decades. It is high time now for the policymakers of this region to concentrate on effective resource mobilisation for employment generation to make this economic growth sustainable. Experts and policymakers made such observations at the second plenary session on …

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Political Leadership in South Asia is Not Ready for Implementing the 2030 Agenda

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Leaders of the South Asian countries need to rise above the political dilemmas and need to collaborate inclusive and integrated manner to implement the 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious and complex which require deepening cooperation among the nations of this region. These observations emerged from the …

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