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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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CPD Joins Multi-Country Study on Decentralisation and Corruption


CPD has joined a study group seeking to explore the relationship between multi-level governance, decentralisation and corruption in the context of three countries, namely Bangladesh, Colombia and Nigeria. The study titled Decentralisation, Multilevel Governance, and Corruption has been initiated by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. The study, which will be …

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CPD Special Lecture on National Budget FY2016-17 for Students of ULAB


A special lecture session was organised to brief the teachers and students of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) about the macroeconomic context and various aspects of the national budget for FY2016-17. Status of the state of the Bangladesh economy in recent years and a brief analysis of the …

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Implementation Capacity & Reforms Key to Realising National Budget FY2017


The government needs to strengthen its institutional capacity and bring in necessary policy reforms to implement the national budget for FY2016-17. The scopes of investment from private sector needs to be encouraged and facilitated to source envisioned growth in the economy.. These views were shared at CPD media briefing on …

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Dearth of institutional capacity constraining higher economic growth


The growth of the Bangladesh economy was strong and resilient throughout the FY2016 against a number of formidable challenges. Bangladesh will need to undertake the necessary policy reforms and institutional capacity development measures if the aspiration for higher economic growth is to be realised in the upcoming FY2017. Along with …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya joins T20 Conference in Berlin


Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue, was invited to address the Berlin T20 (Think-tanks 20) conference organised by the German Development Institute (DIE), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The conference took place on 12-13 May 2016. Dr Debapriya, who is also …

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Three Factors Constrained Progress of LDCs – Debapriya Bhattacharya


Three sets of factors have constrained the delivery of the special programme for the LDCs. These are, namely, inhospitable global economic environment; inability of international development partners to meet their commitments; and lack of domestic reforms in the least developed countries (LDCs). These observations came from Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, the …

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Youth to reboot society so that Bangladesh can scale new heights – Debapriya Bhattacharya


On 2 April 2016, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) gave away prizes as the chief guest at the closing of two-day long Knowledge Festival “Inception 2.0” hosted by St Gregory’s High School, Dhaka. More than 3000 students from over 80 educational establishments located in Dhaka …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks to government officials on how Agenda 2030 is relevant for Bangladesh in the current global context


Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), conducted a lecture session for 21 mid-level government officers at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar on 29 March 2016. The theme of his lecture was “MDGs and Beyond 2015: SDGs and Vision 2021”. This was …

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Qualitative improvement of budgetary framework necessary for higher economic growth to sustain


The gaps between fiscal projection and actual implementation are being widened every year. Between FY2009 and FY2016, the gaps have increased for almost all major components of the fiscal framework where the net foreign borrowing is the weakest, followed by ADP and revenue mobilisation. A qualitative improvement of fiscal and …

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