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Achieving SDGs in West Africa: Implementation, Monitoring and Data-Related Issues

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.

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Southern Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development 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 Voice), and Convenor of the Citizen’s Platform SDGs, Bangladesh, and …

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Concessional Financial Flows among Southern Countries

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

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

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

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

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

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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