The multi-country project titled Post-2015 Data Test, which was Co-led by CPD, Southern Voice and the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, has been featured in Case Studies on Data for Development, of OECD’s Development Co-operation Report 2017: Data for Development.
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.
In a recent analysis, Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Research Associate Ms Sarah Sabin Khan of CPD, have present the importance of least developed countries (LDCs) as a key ‘battleground’ for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
A compendium has been published recently on the implementation methodologies of the post-2015 global goals under the Routledge Explorations in Development Studies. Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow of CPD, Chair of the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern [...]
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Sang-e-Meel has jointly published SDC-SAES anthology titled Securing Peace and Prosperity. This book aims to unpack the key elements of the peace-sustainable development nexus, and examine it in totality at the micro, meso and macro levels.
Bangladesh has recently attained the status of lower middle-income economy (LMIE) against a backdrop of fast-paced GDP growth, diversification of production exports, the growing competitive strength of a number of sectors in the economy, high inflow of remittances, and overall [...]
Author: Khondaker Golam Moazzem The article titled “South Asia ready for FDI promotion” was published in the second issue of the twelfth volume of the Trade Insight (p. 24-26) by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). The author observed that [...]
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) prepared a report titled Concessional Financial Flows Among Southern Countries: Conceptualizing Design Principles, Operational Modalities and Assessment Framework. Authored by Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, [...]
There is a general consensus among policymakers, academicians and development practitioners that transport connectivity lies at the heart of deepening regional cooperation and integration in South Asia. It is being increasingly recognised now that development of production networks and value [...]
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 [...]
An analytical chapter titled “Development Policies since Independent” authored by Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, CPD, has been published in a book titled Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh. This paper focuses on policies in areas such as agriculture, industry, trade, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Final Report of the study on “ICT and SDGs: How Information and Communications Technology Can Accelerate Action on the Sustainable Development Goals” has been published in May 2016. Earlier, an Interim Report was published and launched in New York [...]
Post-2015 International Development Agenda in the Context of Interlocking Trade and Financing in the LDCs
Debapriya Bhattacharya January 2016 The adoption of the ambitious post-2015 agenda centering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations (UN) in New York in September marks an opportune moment to suggest development policy solutions for the least-developed [...]