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State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2017-18 First Reading

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a media briefing on the release of the State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2017-18 (First Reading) on 13 January 2018 in Dhaka. Mr Towfiqul Islam Khan, Research Fellow at CPD, presented the analysis which was prepared under CPD’s flagship programme Independent Review of …

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Implementation Capacity & Reforms Key to Realising National Budget FY2017

The government needs to strengthen its institutional capacity and bring in necessary policy reforms to implement the national budget for FY2016-17. The scopes of investment from private sector needs to be encouraged and facilitated to source envisioned growth in the economy. These views were shared at CPD media briefing on …

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Budget FY2016: Financing structure of successive budgets becoming fragile

The quality of fiscal planning is deteriorating over the last four years which is likely to continue while revenue collection targets set by the FY2016 budget may remain underachieved again. Budgeting in Bangladesh continues to lack benchmarks on progress, expansion and plans concerning various measures and initiatives from the earlier …

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Proposed FY2015 Budget: Right Fiscal Measures within Weak Framework

Macroeconomic correlates in the proposed FY2015 budget were inconsistent while key fiscal targets did not reflect reality in designing of the framework. The basis of achieving 7.3 percent GDP growth remains a suspect without substantial private sector investment which has shown a continuous declining trend, underscored the CPD analysis of …

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Fiscal framework “the weakest link” in FY14 Budget

The CPD termed the fiscal framework as “the weakest component” in the budget although most fiscal measures appeared to be positive. CPD analyses also revealed that attainment of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) target would be a major implementation challengeas the budget’s implementation would take place during the tenure …

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Implementation of the Budget Proposals for FY2013 Requires Radical Improvement in Development Administration: Says CPD at its Post-Budget Press Briefing

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) presented a bleak outlook for the upcoming year following the announcement of the national budget for the FY2012-13 at a press briefing held at the BRAC Centre Inn on 8 June 2012. CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya while presenting CPD’s immediate reaction to …

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