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South-South Cooperation in Post-2015 Framework: Debapriya Bhattacharya

The piece “South–South Cooperation” by Debapriya Bhattacharya explores the role that South-South cooperation can play in transforming the economies of low-income countries. Originally published in a United Nation’s Association – United Kingdom (UNA-UK) report titled Global Development Goals: Partnerships for Progress on the post-2015 development framework, released on 26 September …

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Journal article on education and entrepreneurship by Dr KG Moazzem

“Returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh,” authored by Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig and Khondaker Golam Moazzem has been published in Journal of Asian Economics, Volume 34, October 2014, Pages 54–65. Abstract This article estimates returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, using unique survey data from 2012. Our main instrument for …

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Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia: A Bangladesh Country Study

Authored by Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Mehruna Islam Chowdhury, and Farzana Sehrin, originally published under Asian Development Bank Institute Working Paper Series as ADBI Working Paper 500, reposted from ADBI website, on 26 September 2014. Abstract Economic integration is being inhibited by the poor state of transport connectivity between Bangladesh, and South Asia and …

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Policy Essays: Enhancing Productivity in Bangladesh’s Garment Sector

Reposted from the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) website, published on 16 September 2014. In early 2014, The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) brought together key academics and policymakers in a policy dialogue held in Dhaka to explore the “challenges of economic transformation …

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Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia by Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan

The chapter “Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia” by Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan was published in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace, Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey (eds.) in December 2013. This chapter identifies the central issue in the evolution of democratic politics in South Asia: the need to democratize election-based political practice which has …

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Socially Just, Sustainable and Green Dynamic Growth for a Good Society

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Economy of Tomorrow Series paper authored by Mustafizur Rahman, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Muhammad Al Amin. How to Produce Socially Just, Sustainable and Green Dynamic Growth for a Good Society: Case Study of Bangladesh Bangladesh has been able to raise its GDP growth rate by at least one percent …

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Bangladesh toasts economic achievements – Mustafizur Rahman

Published in the Hanoi-based English daily Viet Nam News on Wednesday, 26 March 2014.   Bangladesh toasts economic achievements To mark Bangladesh’s National Day today, Viet Nam News presents some words from Professor Mustafizur Rahman, executive director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue in Dhaka. Bangladesh aims to become a middle-income country by 2021 …

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Bangladesh’s Disaster: Perspectives on the Political Economy – Rehman Sobhan

  Bangladesh’s Disaster: Perspectives on the Political Economy By Rehman Sobhan In May 2013 an 8 storied building, Rana Plaza, located in the suburbs of Dhaka, collapsed killing 1133 workers and injuring another 1800. This was the worst industrial disaster in recorded history. A great deal of discussion has already …

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) publishes CPD study on MDGs in LDCs

  The Global Policy and Development department at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), under its Perspectives Series, has published “Lagging Behind: Lessons from the Least Developed Countries for a Development Agenda Post-2015,” based on the CPD study titled “Attaining the MDGs: How Successful are the LDCs?” The CPD study is authored by CPD …

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SAWTEE publishes Policy Brief on Post-2015 Agenda by Fahmida Khatun

A policy brief tilted “Post-2015 Agenda on Trade, Climate Change and Food Security: A South Asian Perspective” by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun has been published by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a Nepalese think tank based in Kathmandu. The policy brief published in November …

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