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Debapriya Bhattacharya underscores implementation challenges of post-2015 Int’l Development Framework

CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, also Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, made a presentation on “Post-2015 International Development Framework: Challenges of Implementation” at the Seoul Post-2015 Conference: Implementation and Implications. The conference was jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government …

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Not mere Decentralisation, Devolution of Authority must for Good Governance

  Speakers at a CPD-CMI dialogue on “Local Government Financing: Global Experience and Local Reality” observed that the local government in Bangladesh must have proper devolution of authority to ensure transparency, good governance and accountability, instead of mere decentralisation of the central government. The dialogue was jointly organised by the …

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya addresses high-level meetings at UNGA session

On 22 September 2013 in New York, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDGs and Distinguished Fellow at Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), provided closing remarks at the “Dialogue on Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015,” along with Hon’ble Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 (UN) …

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Dr Fahmida Khatun attends a dialogue in Africa on Bali WTO Ministerial

  Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) made a presentation on “What Special and Differential Treatment for LDCs in WTO?” at a Regional Multi-stakeholders Dialogue for West and Central Africa titled “Strengthening the Readiness of West and Central African Negotiators for the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference …

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Media Briefing: Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14 and Bangladesh Business Environment Study 2013

  Bangladesh has performed well in terms of macroeconomic stability, infrastructural development and goods market efficiency in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2013-14, which yielded an upward move by eight positions to 110th in the global ranking among 148 countries. In particular, public and private investment in the energy and …

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CPD team at the 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES VI)

  The 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES VI) has kicked off on Monday, 2 September in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the overarching theme ‘Towards a Stronger, Dynamic, and Inclusive South Asia.’ Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD is leading the participating CPD team, comprised of Dr Rounaq Jahan, Distinguished Fellow; …

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Discussion with Development Partners: Transparency, Coordination, Enforcement major challenges as regards post- Rana Plaza Deliverables

Development partners exchanged views with CPD professionals on securing the promised deliverables in view of the Rana Plaza Tragedy. It transpired from their discussion that ensuring transparency in the various initiatives taken by major involved parties, improving the quality of coordination in implementation and enforcing compliance at enterprise level were …

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Professor Sobhan argues for redistributive justice in the global RMG value chain

  Professor Rehman Sobhan singled out the unjust global economic order and failure of local governance as the main reasons driving neglect of workers’ interest in the readymade garment sector of Bangladesh and called for the global society’s attention in establishing a more just global economic order. According to the …

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Professor Mustafizur Rahman speaks on Food Security in SAARC region

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD, called for coordination of public food distribution systems and better regional connectivity to ensure food security in South Asia. He was addressing the South Asia Policy Dialogue on “Regional Cooperation for Strengthening National Food Security Strategies,” held in New Delhi, India on 13-14 August …

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