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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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Political Business Cycle may afflict Bangladesh Economy: Media Briefing

The political elites of Bangladesh will need to give priority to issues of concern and should not allow political confrontation to undermine their class interest. This is crucial to safeguarding the interest of Bangladesh economy and the livelihood concerns of common citizens ahead of the electoral transition. CPD analysis of …

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Professor Rehman Sobhan speaks on Inclusive Development in South Asia, at UC Berkeley Public Lecture

Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD delivered a public lecture on “Challenging the Injustice of Poverty: An Agenda for Inclusive Development in South Asia” at University of California, Berkeley, on Friday, 11 October 2013. The event, as part of the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) Public Lecture Series, was co-sponsored …

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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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