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Stop Violence, Postpone Election, Continue Discussion, said dialogue discussants

In view of the emerging political situation, the overwhelming majority of discussants at a dialogue expressed reservations concerning the upcoming National Election slated for 5 January 2013 and urged to postpone the election. Discussants demanded immediate cessation of violence all across the country and called for designing a roadmap to …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya addresses UNGA session on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, CPD Distinguished Fellow offered opening remarks and engaged in a discussion with the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) at the Sixth Session on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), held during 9-13 December 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, USA. The sixth meeting …

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Post-2015: Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks at European Development Days

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, CPD Distinguished Fellow participated in the closing session of the European Development Days in 2013 (EDD13), which was dedicated to the theme “A New Development Agenda: The Way Forward,” organised by the European Commission, during 26-27 November 2013, in Brussels, Belgium. The theme and focus of the …

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CPD Dialogue held as Bali WTO Ministerial side event

  Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a dialogue on “Integrating Trade Issues in Post-2015 International Development Framework: Ongoing Debates and Potential Opportunities,” on the side lines of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (WTO MC9) on Thursday, 5 December 2013. The dialogue was organised as part of the Bali Trade …

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) publishes CPD study on MDGs in LDCs

  The Global Policy and Development department at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), under its Perspectives Series, has published “Lagging Behind: Lessons from the Least Developed Countries for a Development Agenda Post-2015,” based on the CPD study titled “Attaining the MDGs: How Successful are the LDCs?” The CPD study is authored by CPD …

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SAWTEE publishes Policy Brief on Post-2015 Agenda by Fahmida Khatun

A policy brief tilted “Post-2015 Agenda on Trade, Climate Change and Food Security: A South Asian Perspective” by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun has been published by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a Nepalese think tank based in Kathmandu. The policy brief published in November …

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Bangladesh’s new RMG wage still world’s lowest, Khondaker Golam Moazzem tells Reuters

The Time Magazine on 14 November ran a Reuters feature on Bangladesh garment workers’ demand on higher pay, featuring comments from Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Additional Research Director, CPD. Asia | Time World Bangladesh Garment Workers Demand Higher Pay The higher minimum wage is still the lowest for garment workers in …

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