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এসডিজি বাস্তবায়নে যে কটি দেশ কাজ শুরু করেছে, তার মধ্যে বাংলাদেশ এগিয়ে আছে: তৌফিকুল ইসলাম খান

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Published in প্রথম আলো on Wednesday, 7 September 2016  ২০৩০ সালের লক্ষ্য অর্জনের পথ: দারিদ্র্য দূরীকরণ, টেকসই উৎপাদন ও ভোগ নিশ্চিতকরণ গত ১৭ আগস্ট ২০১৬, প্রথম আলো ও ইউএনএফপিএর আয়োজনে ‘২০৩০ সালের লক্ষ্য অর্জনের পথ: দারিদ্র্য দূরীকরণ, টেকসই উৎপাদন ও ভোগ নিশ্চিতকরণ’ শীর্ষক গোলটেবিল বৈঠক অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। অনুষ্ঠানে উপস্থিত আলোচকদের বক্তব্য সংক্ষিপ্ত …

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Forming FRC a must to establish good governance in financial sector: Towfiq Khan

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Published in The Daily Observer on Sunday, 19 June 2016 Formation of Financial Reporting Council goes slow Staff Correspondent Formation of Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for bringing good corporate governance is going in slow pace within the government’s machinery. The council, a body under Financial Reporting Act-2004, is responsible for ensuring …

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Govt should focus on cheaper external borrowing instead of expensive domestic borrowing: Mustafizur Rahman

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Published in The Financial Express on Tuesday, 7 June 2016 Govt needs to borrow more from cheap external sources FE Report Economists at a post-budget meet Monday suggested securing cheap foreign loans in greater volume instead of borrowing high-cost funds from domestic sources to finance the budget deficit in the next …

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Enactment of relevant acts & placing administrative efforts critical to raise level of government revenue: Towfiq Khan

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Published in The Daily Star  on Thursday, 2 June 2016 Promises for tax reforms fall through Sohel Parvez Four years ago, when Finance Minister AMA Muhith unveiled his plan to modernise the tax revenue system to ease taxpayers’ hassle, many believed that better days are on way. Today, four years on, taxpayers …

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Young entrepreneurs want higher budgetary allocation for education and skill development: Towfiq Khan

Published in The Daily Star on Friday, 20 May 2016 Young entrepreneurs demand low-cost loans Star Business Report Young entrepreneurs yesterday demanded collateral-free loans at a single-digit interest rate so that they can run their businesses smoothly. “If women entrepreneurs can get collateral-free loans at simple interest rates — why not …

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High rate of unemployment results risky migration, drug and crimes: Towfiqul Islam Khan

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Published in Daily Sun on Sunday, 1 May 2016 Country’s unemployment worsens Risky migration, crimes, drug smuggling and abuse rise Monirul Alam Bangladesh’s unemployment situation worsened in last couple of years that potentially resulting in risky migration, drug peddling, abuse, addiction and smuggling and rise of criminal activities in the country, researchers …

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Government employees’ pension scheme should not be counted as part of the social safety net: Towfiqul Islam Khan

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  Published in The Daily Star on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Social Protection Strategy and Budget 2016 Recently Prothom Alo in association with the National Forum for Social Protection (NFSP), Manusher Jonno Foundation and DFID organised a roundtable on “Social Protection Strategy and Budget 2016”. Here we publish a summary of the discussions. …

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Only 1.6 pc of GDP being spent for Social Safety Net: Towfiq Khan

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Published in প্রথম আলো on Monday, 11 April 2016 প্রথম আলোর গোলটেবিল কাউকে বাদ দিয়ে উন্নয়ন নয় নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক গোলটেবিলে আলোচনা করছেন পরিকল্পনামন্ত্রী আ হ ম মুস্তফা কামাল। পাশে গণসাক্ষরতা অভিযানের নির্বাহী পরিচালক রাশেদা কে চৌধূরী l প্রথম আলোপরিকল্পনামন্ত্রী আ হ ম মুস্তফা কামাল বলেছেন, কাউকে বাদ দিয়ে উন্নয়ন নয়, কেউ পিছিয়ে থাকবে …

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Increased ‘opportunity cost’ in rice farming making it less profitable to farmers: Towfiq Khan

Published in The Financial Express on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Farmers ditching rice for cash crops Price ‘deprivation’ during cereal harvesting seasons cited as reason Our Correspondent Farmers have gradually been switching from rice farming to cash and other profit-making crop cultivation due to price ‘deprivation’ during traditional cereal harvesting seasons …

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