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Regional Integration in South Asia: Essays in Honour of Dr. M. Rahmatullah

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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 chains and promotion of trade and investment depend critically on …

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Coherence and Synergies between the IPoA and the 2030 Agenda: Dr Fahmida Khatun

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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 from the LDC category has accelerated with 10 LDCs currently …

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South Asian Approach to Sustainable Development Goals

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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 Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). The paper seeks …

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Economic Upgrading in Bangladesh’s Apparel Value Chain during the Post-MFA Period: An Exploratory Analysis

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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.

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CPD authors in Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia

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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: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia by the Asian …

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Rehman Sobhan’s memoir provides resources for history of independence of Bangladesh

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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 the country at that time. Besides, the University of Dhaka …

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Untranquil Recollections: the Years of Fulfillment- Rehman Sobhan’s memoir launched in Kolkata

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“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 memoir by the Chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) …

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Post-2015 International Development Agenda in the Context of Interlocking Trade and Financing in the LDCs

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Debapriya Bhattacharya January 2016 The adoption of the ambitious post-2015 agenda centering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations (UN) in New York in September marks an opportune moment to suggest development policy solutions for the least-developed countries (LDCs). The objective of this paper is to explore …

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10th WTO Ministerial Conference : LDC agenda for Nairobi

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The article “10th WTO Ministerial Conference ​:​ LDC agenda for Nairobi” authored by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun, was published by SOUTH ASIA WATCH ON TRADE, ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT (SAWTEE) in Trade Insight Vol. 11, No. 3, 2015, Page 14-19.   When the World Trade Organization (WTO) delivered the Bali …

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Book Launching: Rehman Sobhan’s UNTRANQUIL RECOLLECTIONS

নয়াদিল্লিতে গত সোমবার রেহমান সোবহানের বই​েয়র প্রকাশনা অনুষ্ঠানে (বাঁ থেকে) দেব মুখার্জী, মুচকুন্দ দুবে, ম​নমোহন সিং ও রেহমান সোবহান l ছবি: সংগৃহিত

  Rehman Sobhan’s  UNTRANQUIL RECOLLECTIONS  The Years of Fulfilment  on Monday, 14th December 2015 at 6:30 pm at Lecture Room – II  Basement (Annexe). India International Centre 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110 003 Published in প্রথম আলো on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 রেহমানের গল্প শোনালেন বন্ধু মনমোহন সৌম্য বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়, …

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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment by Rehman Sobhan

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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

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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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