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).
There is a need to increase collaboration among the member countries of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in combating cyber threats.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
Since the last WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in 2015, there had been an inertia among the members to do real negotiations mainly due to differences emerged in Doha Round.
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 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.
CPD Research Associate Ms Sherajum Monira Farin made a presentation on Industrial Capacity Cooperation in the Region: Practices and Experience at the third Trans-Himalaya Development Forum, during 10-11 July 2017, in Mangshi, China. The primary focus of her presentation was [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Photo courtesy: ARTNeT Monitoring and Evaluation are embedded processes in any programme/project design. Accountability and Learning are dimensions that ensures enhanced impact of programme activities. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is an approach whereby not only the programmes are [...]
Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chair, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh, attended a discussion on Implementing Agenda 2030: Role of Global Partnerships and Localisation of SDGs at the side of the HLPF 2017 as a Lead Panellist. Prof. Sobhan, globally [...]
Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair of Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, CPD speaking at the session titled “Leveraging Interlinkages for Effective Delivery of SDGs,” at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), New York, on 14 July 2017 The [...]