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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Need to formulate Comprehensive National Strategy through Participatory Process to Achieve SDGs

Bangladesh achieved remarkable success in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Following the trail of success it is high time now for the country to formulate a comprehensive national strategy towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This comprehensive national strategy should be formulated through a participatory process so that all stakeholders …

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Moving forward with the SDGs: Implementation challenges in developing countries

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Umme Shefa Rezbana, Lam-Ya Mostaque The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect an ambitious development objective with a transformative vision. The new development agenda makes for a holistic developmental framework. Experts are forecasting that the new agenda could achieve more than its predecessor, the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). The …

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Access to productive assets is key to women’s economic empowerment – Debapriya at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi

Relocation of female labour from agriculture to non-farm activities is essential for raising their linkages to the market, productivity and income. This will facilitate breaking the “gender segmentation” in the labour and product markets. Thus women should have full access to productive assets – finance, technology, market intelligence and capacity-building …

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SDGs have hit the ground running, but global environment is not supportive – Debapriya at United Nations Review of SDGs

Speaking at the opening plenary of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the top body of the United Nations which monitors the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka said that the good news is that the SDGs …

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CPD Special Publication Post-2015 Data Test Report Launched in New York

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has published a report titled Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level, which was launched in New York on 8 July 2016. The report, authored by Debapriya Bhattacharya, Kate Higgins and Shannon Kindornay, was the output of one of CPD’s collaborative …

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Good governance and political will key to combat illicit money outflow

Ensuring good governance and necessary regulatory reforms necessary to combat the increasing illicit financial flows from Bangladesh. Establishing an independent institute with adequate regulatory capacity is critical to win this combat against siphoning out money from the country. These observations emerged at the CPD expert consultation titled Illicit Financial Flows …

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