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Achieving SDGs in West Africa: Implementation, Monitoring and Data-Related Issues

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.

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Southern Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development 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 Voice), and Convenor of the Citizen’s Platform SDGs, Bangladesh, and …

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South Asian Approach to Sustainable Development Goals

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

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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UNESCAP study on LDCs & Trade by Debapriya Bhattacharya (ed.) launched

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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Exploring spaces for economic transformation in the Sustainable Development Goals

Originally appeared in ODI website in May 2015 as an output of the project: Effective international development action beyond 2015. Exploring spaces for economic transformation in the Sustainable Development Goals The Millennium Development Goals, a product and reflection of the development concept dominant in the late 1980s, focused primarily on …

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Commentary: Final OWG Outcome on Sustainable Development Goals

“A Commentary on the Final Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on SDGs” authored by Debapriya Bhattacharya, Towfiqul Islam Khan and Umme Salma has been published in the SAIS Review. The print journal is published twice yearly by the Foreign Policy Institute, a research center of The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of …

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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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