The multi-country project titled Post-2015 Data Test, which was Co-led by CPD, Southern Voice and the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, has been featured in Case Studies on Data for Development, of OECD’s Development Co-operation Report 2017: Data for Development.
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.
In a recent analysis, Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Research Associate Ms Sarah Sabin Khan of CPD, have present the importance of least developed countries (LDCs) as a key ‘battleground’ for the implementation of the 2030 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 [...]
CPD, in partnership with the Save the Children in Bangladesh, has carried out a study titled Delivering on the Promise: Ensuring the Successful Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Bangladesh. The report on the study has been published recently which [...]
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Sang-e-Meel has jointly published SDC-SAES anthology titled Securing Peace and Prosperity. This book aims to unpack the key elements of the peace-sustainable development nexus, and examine it in totality at the micro, meso and macro levels.
Author: Khondaker Golam Moazzem The article titled “South Asia ready for FDI promotion” was published in the second issue of the twelfth volume of the Trade Insight (p. 24-26) by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). The author observed that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Final Report of the study on “ICT and SDGs: How Information and Communications Technology Can Accelerate Action on the Sustainable Development Goals” has been published in May 2016. Earlier, an Interim Report was published and launched in New York [...]
Economic Upgrading in Bangladesh’s Apparel Value Chain during the Post-MFA Period: An Exploratory Analysis
Bangladesh’s success in the global apparel value chain following the expiration of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement in 2005 deserves study to understand how a least developed country can become a major source of apparels within a short period of time. This article shows that even under a quasi-hierarchical governance structure, suppliers in Bangladesh have made significant progress in economic upgrading, particularly process and product upgrading.
The chapter “Bangladesh: Perspectives on Deepening Cross-border Links” by Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director; Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Additional Research Director, Mehruna Islam Chowdhury, former Senior Research Associate and Farzana Sehrin, former Research Associate, is published in the Connecting Asia: [...]
Though it is a personal history, the memoir Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfillment by Professor Rehman Sobhan describes the history and philosophy of the liberation war of Bangladesh with much understanding of the state of the political economy of [...]
“Bangladesh has advanced in many sector better than India. Those who will read this book, will have a better understanding about Bangladesh”, said Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen at the publication ceremony of “Untranquil Recollections: the Years of Fulfillment”- a [...]