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Bangladesh enters 100-country club: GCI 2017-18

Bangladesh, for the first time, has entered into the 100-country club of the world's most competitive economies, according to the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

2017-09-28T15:49:39+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

Karin Fernando and Andrea Ordóñez visit Dhaka to discuss organisational and communication issues with Secretariat

Karin Fernando, Asia Region Coordinator and Andrea Ordóñez, the network’s Research and Partnership Coordinator, recently visited SV’s Secretariat in Dhaka to review organisational, communication and outreach activities, and plan upcoming activities of the network.

2017-09-06T15:23:49+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Events, Featured Post, In-house Dialogues, Visits at CPD|

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 [...]

2017-08-30T16:50:14+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Capacity Building, Featured Post, Workshops|

Delivering change through monitoring and organised data

For organisational success, change is inevitable, which requires improved monitoring and evaluation system in management, as well as updated database in order to uplift the growth-based prospect. The readymade garments (RMG) is viewed as one of the growing industries in Bangladesh.

2017-10-04T09:42:41+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Capacity Building, Featured Post, Young Scholars Seminar Series (YSSS)|

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.

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 [...]

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks about the approach to upcoming national election

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya shared his experience of partcipating at dialogue with the National Election Commission on the talk shows -- Muktoo Baak, aired on Channel 24 on 1 August 2017 and Ei Somoy, aired on NTV on 8 August 2017.

2017-08-10T18:57:22+00:00 August 10th, 2017|CPD in the Media, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Featured Post, TV talk show|

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, [...]

2017-08-02T19:10:55+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Featured Post, Meetings|

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 [...]

2017-08-20T18:57:51+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Capacity Building, Featured Post, Young Scholars Seminar Series (YSSS)|