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Ninth SAES Ends with Aspirations to Form Stronger South Asia

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Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon’ble Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh put emphasis on forming stronger collaboration among the South Asian countries to overcome poverty, reduce inequality, establish good governance and, particularly, to meet the sustainable development goals. Dr Chaudhury, delivered these observations while speaking as the Chief …

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SDG Implementation Challenges in South Asia and Role of Global Partnerships

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Experts stressed on strengthening partnerships through regional and global platforms towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the third plenary session of the of the Ninth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES IX) which was organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) at Hotel Le Méridien Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16 …

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Youth are the Change Agents towards Inclusive, Just & Peaceful Society in South Asia

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The South Asia region has been passing through a difficult situation with threats from anarchy and extremism. This situation has emerged from existing and incresingly widening inequality and injustice in the society. The policymakers of this region should act fast to reduce inequality, correct the injustices and establish rule of …

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Focus on Job Creation for Sustainable Economic Growth in South Asia by 2030

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South Asian economy has been experiencing job-less growth for past few decades. It is high time now for the policymakers of this region to concentrate on effective resource mobilisation for employment generation to make this economic growth sustainable. Experts and policymakers made such observations at the second plenary session on …

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Political Leadership in South Asia is Not Ready for Implementing the 2030 Agenda

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Leaders of the South Asian countries need to rise above the political dilemmas and need to collaborate inclusive and integrated manner to implement the 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious and complex which require deepening cooperation among the nations of this region. These observations emerged from the …

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Hon’ble President Stresses on Strengthening Regional Cooperation: SAES IX Inauguration

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H E Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid, Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasised on establishing steady and effective ties among the South Asian nations. He recommended for utilising unexplored potentials by strengthening regional economic cooperation towards transforming the South Asia into a dynamic region in the world. Hon’ble …

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Coherence and Synergies between the IPoA and the 2030 Agenda: Dr Fahmida Khatun

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The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) has launched its annual publication, State of the Least Developed Countries 2016. The report highlights how progress towards graduation from the LDC category has accelerated with 10 LDCs currently …

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In spite of higher score the ranking is not impressive for Bangladesh: GCR 2016-17

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Bangladesh has moved one notch upward in the global competitiveness ranking by securing 106th position among the 138 countries. However, Bangladesh is still an under performer in the ‘Basic Requirement’ sub index of the competitiveness. In terms of score, Bangladesh has received 3.80 out of 7 which is an increase …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya highlights role of “social capital” at Rotary Meeting

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), on 26 July, 2016 addressed the 40th installation ceremony of the Rotary Club of Ramna (RC Ramna), as the Chief Guest, at the Samson Center, Dhaka Club Ltd. Highlighting the critical role of “social capital” in promoting peace, harmony and …

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South Asian Approach to Sustainable Development Goals

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Authors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Umme Shefa Rezbana Editor: Hari Uprety The article titled “South Asian Approach to Sustainable Development Goals” was published as the cover feature in the first issue of the twelfth volume of the Trade Insight by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). The paper seeks …

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