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Fairer trade agreements to facilitate access to healthcare for all

Prices for life-saving drugs are escalating. Investments in medical innovation are rapidly falling. And trade agreements are making access to healthcare more difficult for millions worldwide, particularly those in developing countries. These call for shaping better, sustainable trade deals that balance public health interests and private sector incentives.

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CPD stall at Ekushey Boi Mela 2017

Following the tradition, CPD has installed its book stall at the month-long Ekushey Boi Mela 2017. Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD, inaugurated the stall at the Bangla Academy premises on 2 February 2017. The stall contains the serial number 58-59. All the publications such as research papers, journals, dialogue reports, …

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Post-Rana Plaza Developments in Bangladesh

Post-Rana Plaza Developments in Bangladesh: Towards Building a Responsible Supply Chain in the Apparel Sector provides an objective update about the progress made in terms of the various initiatives undertaken in view of the Rana Plaza tragedy of April 2013. These include measures in the areas of compensations and support …

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CPD Recommends Rationalised NSD Interest Rate, Fuel Price and Exchange Rate

Download: Presentation | Paper Bangladesh government needs to focus on lowering the interest rate of National Savings Bond (NSD) and adjustment of fuel price and exchange rate to sustain the economic growth for FY2016-17. Three reforms are vital as well- banking sector, local government management and public investment towards economic sustainability. …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya Delivers Seven Lectures on the SDGs

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Convenor, Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh delivered seven lectures on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during November-December 2016 in Bangladesh. His lectures addressed specific constituencies, including high-level government officials, private sector leaders, members of university faculty, …

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Improve Budgetary Allocations for Quality Education

Bangladesh has no alternative to improve the quality of education to realise the Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In view of this, increased budgetary allocations and effective recourse mobilisation are essential. These observations emerged from the sharing meeting titled Reaching Education 2030: 7th Five Year Plan and …

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CPD Team Participated at the Regional Think Tank Initiative Meeting

A three-member CPD team participated at the Think Tank Initiative’s (TTI) Regional Meeting on 14-15 December 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The assembly of South Asian think tanks was organised jointly by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

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Bangladesh needs Momentum to be Graduated from LDC Category by 2024

The smooth graduation, with sustainable impact, from the category of the Least Developed Country (LDCs) for Bangladesh will critically hinge upon a productive momentum of economic growth. Three key determinants are vital for this smooth transition which are accelerated transformation of rural economies, proactive sector-specific industrial policies and realising science, …

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