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Debapriya Bhattacharya conducts lectures for government officials

2030 Development Agenda in Bangladesh context Debapriya Bhattacharya conducts lectures for government officials On invitation, CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya delivered lectures on Bangladesh Vision 2021, Seventh Five Year Plan and 2030 International Agenda for government officials at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar, Dhaka. On 27 …

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Politics and Democratization in Bangladesh: Public lecture by Rounaq Jahan @ The New School, New York

Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan delivered a public lecture on “Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh,” at The New School in New York on 16 October 2015 in New York, USA. At the talk, co-sponsored by the …

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Policy interventions should enhance migrant workers’ financial inclusion, social protection

Extending the use of remittance sent by Bangladeshi migrant workers from mere consumption to more productive areas including investment and social protection would pave way towards their greater welfare and better contribution to Bangladesh’s economy. To this end, the government needs to implement the right policies and ensure coordination with …

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South-South Cooperation and Effective Southern Voice Network

CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and junior researchers have participated in brainstorming sessions on ‘Study Methodology of the Research Programme on South-South Cooperation (SSC)’ organised by Southern Voice during 12-13 October 2015, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In view of the ‘coming of age’ …

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CPD @ WTO Public Forum 2015 on Trade Works in Geneva

CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman and Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya participated in the WTO Public Forum 2015 on “Trade Works” during 30 September – 2 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event providing a platform for representatives from civil society, …

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Broad-based reforms for rapid improvement of Bangladesh’s business competitiveness

  Bangladesh needs long-term investment and reform policies for financial sectors, governance and education with substantial human resource development as envisaged in the 7th Five-Year Plan in order to push the country beyond its plateauing competitiveness rankings. The observation emerged at a media briefing held at Brac Centre Inn, Dhaka …

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‘ICT and SDGs’ report launched in NY

The ‘ICT and SDGs’ report, an outcome of joint research between the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Ericsson was published in New York on 23 September 2015, ahead of the United Nations SDG Summit. The report highlights ICT’s role in accelerating achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by …

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Post-2015 Data Test: Bangladesh Country Report released

The Bangladesh Country Report prepared under the Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level has just been released. The study titled Measuring for Monitoring: the State of Data for SDGs in Bangladesh provides an insight into the state of data which will be required for measuring …

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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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Rounaq Jahan on state authorities

Professor Rounaq Jahan on balance of power between the Prime Minister and the President, published in BBC Bangla on Sunday, 16 August 2015.   রাষ্ট্রপতির ক্ষমতা বাড়ালে সংকট বাড়বে- আইনমন্ত্রী বিবিসি বাংলা বাংলাদেশের আইনমন্ত্রী আনিসুল হক বলেছেন নাগরিক সমাজের প্রস্তাব অনুযায়ী প্রধানমন্ত্রীর ক্ষমতা কমিয়ে রাষ্ট্রপতির ক্ষমতা বাড়ালে রাজনৈতিক সংকট ঘনীভূত হবে। …

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Apparels sector needs better margin to improve compliance for sustainability

Bangladeshi apparels industries should allocate additional margin for compliance in order to ensure labour welfare and thus increase sustainability of the sector. Strengthening government’s institutional mechanism and social audit system set up by buyers and retailers would be essential to inspect factory-level compliance and maintain international standards.   The observations …

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Development to remain unattained without appropriate energy alternatives

In an interview with Energy and Power, Professor Mustafizur Rahman observed that the energy sector development has to necessarily involve a multi-pronged strategy, and national institutions such as BAPEX must be supported to develop the necessary capacities.   Development Ambitions to Remain Unattained in Absence of Appropriate Energy Alternatives’ Access …

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SDGs require accountability mechanism, multi-stakeholder engagement and bridging data gap

Success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the post-2015 development agenda will critically hinge on multi-stakeholder partnership, political will and data availability at the national-level. Lessons learnt from the delivery of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reflect that unavailability of data at the local level was a …

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