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Professor Rehman Sobhan speaks on WB report on poverty in Bangladesh


  Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD; Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD and Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD participates at a roundtable on the World Bank report “Bangladesh Poverty Assessment: Assessing a Decade of Progress in Reducing Poverty, 2000-2010,” organised by the Hunger Project-Bangladesh. Published on 21 July 2013 …

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Why non-profit collaboration for developing world – Debapriya Bhattacharya tells TIME

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD commented in a TIME magazine feature on the World Bank announcement on poverty in Bangladesh: “Debapriya Bhattacharya, a macroeconomist and policy analyst with the Dhaka-based Centre for Policy Dialogue, told TIME. “The major lesson that other developing nations should learn from Bangladesh is that the …

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The Brookings Institution interviews Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya


A Champion for Think Thanks in the Global South: Interview with Southern Voice’s Debapriya Bhattacharya Published on EDUCATION PLUS DEVELOPMENT; Blog Administered by the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. An interview of Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goal and Distinguished Fellow, CPD with Dr Xanthe Ackerman, …

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Southern Voice members address the Post-2015 Agenda outlines in NY


A CPD team of high officials participated at a conference on UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel (HLP) report titled “Turning Evidence into Action for the Post-2015 Agenda,” during 25-26 June 2013, in New York, USA. Jointly organised by Overseas Development International (ODI) and United Nations Foundation(UNF), the two-day conference provided …

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Southern Voice in Shaping the Post-MDG Agendas from LDC Perspective

A team of CPD high officials took part as resource persons at various sessions of a two-day meeting that was co-organised by the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice) in collaboration with International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), LDC IV Monitor and United Nations Foundation (UNF) …

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Macroeconomic Analysis for students of Economics

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD made a presentation titled “National Budget FY2014 and the Current Macroeconomic Challenges” at North South University (NSU) on 13 June 2013, as part of CPD’s discussion module on Current Macroeconomic Scenario in Bangladesh and Policy Analysis. Jointly organised by CPD and the Department of Economics, …

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Fiscal framework “the weakest link” in FY14 Budget


The CPD termed the fiscal framework as “the weakest component” in the budget although most fiscal measures appeared to be positive. CPD analyses also revealed that attainment of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) target would be a major implementation challengeas the budget’s implementation would take place during the tenure …

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Second review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13 released to the Press

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in a press briefing at its office released the report titled ‘Analytical Review of Bangladesh’s Macroeconomic Performance in FY2012-13: Second Reading’ on 3 June 2013. The report was prepared under CPD’s Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) programme as part of which, CPD undertakes …

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Debapriya speaks at the launch of European Report on Development 2013 in Brussels

On 9 April 2013 Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD and Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDGs joined a panel of eminent discussants at the launch of European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 held  at the European Union’s headquarter in Brussels.  Dr Debapriya agreed with core messages of the report, viz. there is a need to formulate a transformational development agenda …

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CPD-CMI Research Colloquium held on 10-11 March 2013

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a Research Colloquium in collaboration with the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway, based on the findings of the various studies conducted under the ongoing CPD-CMI Research Cooperation Programme. The two-day eventwhich was held on 10-11 March 2013 discussed the following three thematic issues: (1) Finance for Local Government: An Elusive …

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CPD Research Monograph 7 – Trade Facilitation in Bangladesh through Simplification of Business Processes and Procedures

Cross-border trade and transactions require a number of steps and procedures that need to be completed. The related exercise engages several actors and requires a number of documents at various stages of the supply chain. Country-level and regional experiences indicate that removal, mergence and rationalisation of many of the involved …

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