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The South Asia Communications Forum: addressing some of the biggest challenges for communicators in South Asia

A group of communicators from South Asian think-tanks have a forum called the South Asia Communications Forum. They have identified some major challenges faced by the communicators and relevant solutions in their recent article titled “The South Asia Communications Forum: addressing some of the biggest challenges for communicators in South …

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Upcoming WTO MC11: Secure Bangladesh’s interests through adequate preparation and active engagement

There is a need for more informed understanding about Bangladesh’s key interests in the context of the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference (WTO MC11). Bangladesh should undertake adequate preparation and be actively involved in terms of both agenda building and negotiations in the context of MC11. Bangladesh should focus on strategic …

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Achieving SDGs in West Africa: Implementation, Monitoring and Data-Related Issues

The West African Think Tank Network (WATTNet) held its first conference on 1-2 March 2016 on the overarching theme Transforming West Africa for Inclusive Development. The conference brought together policy makers, think tank leaders, academia and business leaders to deliberate on the key policy issues confronting West African countries, so as to build consensus on the way forward.

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CPD Working Paper 113 – SAARC Food Bank (SFB): Institutional Architecture and Issues of Operationalisation

CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Estiaque Bari and Sherajum Monira Farin Publication Period: August 2017 This paper seeks to contextualise the current food security scenario in South Asia with a view to operationalising the idea of a collective regional initiative to improve food security in South Asia as embedded …

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CPD researcher presents Bangladesh’s industrial opportunities and challenges at THDF

CPD Research Associate Ms Sherajum Monira Farin made a presentation on Industrial Capacity Cooperation in the Region: Practices and Experience at the third Trans-Himalaya Development Forum, during 10-11 July 2017, in Mangshi, China. The primary focus of her presentation was the industrial policies of Bangladesh, their evolution and the significant …

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Knowledge creation in Bangladesh: where do think-tanks and universities stand?

Knowledge creation in Bangladesh is lagging behind. The universities in Bangladesh and the think-tanks face difficulties to acquire research funds that hampers the knowledge creation process. Strategic collaboration between these institutions is likely to improve the situation. Dr Mathilde Maitrot, ESRC GCRF Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Global Development Institute, the …

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

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

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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