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Concessional Financial Flows among Southern Countries

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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, and Ms Refaya Rashmin, former Research Associate, of CPD. The …

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Regional Integration in South Asia: Essays in Honour of Dr. M. Rahmatullah

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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 chains and promotion of trade and investment depend critically on …

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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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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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Moving forward with the SDGs: Implementation challenges in developing countries

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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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Post-2015 International Development Agenda in the Context of Interlocking Trade and Financing in the LDCs

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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 countries (LDCs). The objective of this paper is to explore …

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10th WTO Ministerial Conference : LDC agenda for Nairobi

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The article “10th WTO Ministerial Conference ​:​ LDC agenda for Nairobi” authored by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun, was published by SOUTH ASIA WATCH ON TRADE, ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT (SAWTEE) in Trade Insight Vol. 11, No. 3, 2015, Page 14-19.   When the World Trade Organization (WTO) delivered the Bali …

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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment by Rehman Sobhan

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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment brings together Professor Rehman Sobhan’s personal story situated within the historical events of Bangladesh, from its birth as East Pakistan to its evolution as an independent, democratic state. Published by SAGE, the book was launched at a panel discussion on the Main Stage of the …

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UNESCAP study on LDCs & Trade by Debapriya Bhattacharya (ed.) launched

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Originally posted on the ESCAP website on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Least Developed Countries and Trade: Challenges of Implementing the Bali Package (Studies in Trade and Investment No. 83). Edited by Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mia Mikić ABSTRACT This monograph explores the challenges faced in implementing the Bali package by LDCs in WTO. …

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Still a way to go for a middle-income Bangladesh – Fahmida Khatun

Published in East Asia Forum, ANU, Australia on 15 October 2015 Still a way to go for a middle-income Bangladesh Fahmida Khatun, CPD Bangladesh’s recent graduation to the World Bank’s lower-middle-income category from a low-income category was only a matter of time. The country experienced steady growth in the 2000s …

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‘ICT and SDGs’ report launched in NY

Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and co-author of the report on ‘ICT and SDGs’ joins the launching ceremony with Professor Jeffery Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson and others at Columbia University, New York on 23rd September 2015.

The ‘ICT and SDGs’ report, an outcome of joint research between the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Ericsson was published in New York on 23 September 2015, ahead of the United Nations SDG Summit. The report highlights ICT’s role in accelerating achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by …

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Post-2015 Data Test: Bangladesh Country Report released

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The Bangladesh Country Report prepared under the Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level has just been released. The study titled Measuring for Monitoring: the State of Data for SDGs in Bangladesh provides an insight into the state of data which will be required for measuring …

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