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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment by Rehman Sobhan

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

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

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

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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NTBs: The Next Frontier to Overcome – Mustafizur Rahman

The opinion-piece originally appeared on the SARCist website in September 2015. NTBs: The Next Frontier to Overcome Professor Mustafizur Rahman Whilst the SAARC countries have been able to make notable progress in terms of bringing down tariff barriers in intra-regional trade, non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and related concerns continue to pose formidable challenges …

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FDI in the Energy and Power sectors in Bangladesh: Implications for growth

The journal article “Foreign Direct Investment in the Energy and Power Sectors in Bangladesh: Implications for economic growth” authored by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun and Senior Research Associate Mr Mazbahul Ahamad, was published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews in August 2015. Foreign direct investment in the energy and power sector …

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The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability

The journal article “The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability,” authored by CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan was published in The Journal of Legislative Studies, March 2015 16: 1-26, doi:10.1177/1391561415575125. Abstract This article is inspired by a recent debate in Bangladesh about the representativecredentials of members of parliament (MPs) who have started …

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Sustaining progress towards comprehensive reproductive health services in Bangladesh

The journal article “Sustaining progress towards comprehensive reproductive health services in Bangladesh” authored by CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan and BRAC Director of Health Dr Kaosar Afsana was published in Global Public Health. Vol 10(2): 180–182, February 2015. DOI: 1080/17441692.2014.986164 View the Article Keywords: Bangladesh, parliamentary representation, election, social diversity, constituency service, code …

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Second-Gen Cooperation Agenda: Integration of Asian Subregions

The journal article “Second-generation Cooperation Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges of Enhanced Integration among the Asian Subregions” authored by CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman and former Senior Research Associate Ms Hosna Jahan, was published in the South Asia Economic Journal, March 2015 16: 1-26, doi:10.1177/1391561415575125.   Abstract South Asia remains …

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Exploring spaces for economic transformation in the Sustainable Development Goals

Originally appeared in ODI website in May 2015 as an output of the project: Effective international development action beyond 2015. Exploring spaces for economic transformation in the Sustainable Development Goals The Millennium Development Goals, a product and reflection of the development concept dominant in the late 1980s, focused primarily on …

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Enhancing FDI Flow in South Asia: Framework for Regional Cooperation

The opinion piece on FDI by Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Additional Research Director, CPD was originally published on the SARCist website in March 2015. Enhancing FDI Flow in South Asia: Exploring a Framework for Regional Cooperation I. Introduction Foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Asia did not get momentum over the last decades. …

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Implications of India’s economic rise on Bangladesh: Fahmida Khatun

The chapter “India’s Economic Rise: Implications for Bangladesh,” authored by Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, CPD was published in the book India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region, edited by Mallika Joseph and Happymon Jacob, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi.   India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region Edited …

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