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Raise awareness and do not leave behind LDCs in achieving SDGs: YSSS session

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Raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is essential to achieve the goals by 2030. Use of integrated communication policy will be required for awareness building by the implementing agencies and organisations. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are traditionally being deemed as marginalised in the global development process. Continued …

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South Asian Think Tanks aim to develop capacity on MEAL

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Photo courtesy: ARTNeT Monitoring and Evaluation are embedded processes in any programme/project design. Accountability and Learning are dimensions that ensures enhanced impact of programme activities. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is an approach whereby not only the programmes are monitored and evaluated against targets, but also the findings of …

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Global partnership must leverage national SDG delivery: Debapriya at UN

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair of Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, CPD speaking at the session titled “Leveraging Interlinkages for Effective Delivery of SDGs,” at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), New York, on 14 July 2017

  The global 2030 Agenda is based on integrated and indivisible Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For greater benefit, countries would need to implement these Goals in an interlinked fashion. But for success of the national efforts, committed global support measures have to be delivered. Regrettably, such support from global partnership …

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Role of public representatives critical for framing and implementing the national budget

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Public representatives must take greater ownership of Bangladesh’s national budget for improving its transparency, accountability and for efficiently achieving implementation targets. As the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is likely to pursue an expansionary fiscal policy in FY 2017-18, a bigger budget will test the government’s delivery capacity; making the Parliamentary …

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In Memory of Just Faaland

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Just Faaland was not only a very good friend of the newly born Bangladesh but also was an Ambassador to the international community. After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the World Bank was persuaded to accept the assertion of sovereignty, even though the resource position was far from robust, …

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