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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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10th WTO Ministerial Conference : LDC agenda for Nairobi

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

  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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Towards Regional Integration in South Asia: Promoting Trade Facilitation and Connectivity

This compendium focuses on some of the most pressing issues that are critically important to advancing the cause of South Asian economic integration. Whilst in recent years SAARC policymakers have taken important decisions to enhance market access, promote trade facilitation and deepen transport linkages in the region, formidable challenges continue …

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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment by Rehman Sobhan

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

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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‘ICT and SDGs’ report launched in NY

The ‘ICT and SDGs’ report, an outcome of joint research between the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Ericsson was published in New York on 23 September 2015, ahead of the United Nations SDG Summit. The report highlights ICT’s role in accelerating achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by …

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Post-2015 Data Test: Bangladesh Country Report released

The Bangladesh Country Report prepared under the Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level has just been released. The study titled Measuring for Monitoring: the State of Data for SDGs in Bangladesh provides an insight into the state of data which will be required for measuring …

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NTBs: The Next Frontier to Overcome – Mustafizur Rahman

The opinion-piece originally appeared on the SARCist website in September 2015. NTBs: The Next Frontier to Overcome Professor Mustafizur Rahman Whilst the SAARC countries have been able to make notable progress in terms of bringing down tariff barriers in intra-regional trade, non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and related concerns continue to pose formidable challenges …

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FDI in the Energy and Power sectors in Bangladesh: Implications for growth

The journal article “Foreign Direct Investment in the Energy and Power Sectors in Bangladesh: Implications for economic growth” authored by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun and Senior Research Associate Mr Mazbahul Ahamad, was published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews in August 2015. Foreign direct investment in the energy and power sector …

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Two Economies to Two Nations: Rehman Sobhan’s Journey to Bangladesh

  CPD Chairman Professor Rehman Sobhan’s book “From Two Economies to Two Nations: My Journey to Bangladesh” was launched on Saturday, 29 August 2015.   News Reports on the event, view more news reports Published in Dhaka Tribune Rehman Sobhan’s writings inspired liberation war leaders Tribune Report Speakers at a …

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Development to remain unattained without appropriate energy alternatives

In an interview with Energy and Power, Professor Mustafizur Rahman observed that the energy sector development has to necessarily involve a multi-pronged strategy, and national institutions such as BAPEX must be supported to develop the necessary capacities.   Development Ambitions to Remain Unattained in Absence of Appropriate Energy Alternatives’ Access …

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The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability

The journal article “The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability,” authored by CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan was published in The Journal of Legislative Studies, March 2015 16: 1-26, doi:10.1177/1391561415575125. Abstract This article is inspired by a recent debate in Bangladesh about the representativecredentials of members of parliament (MPs) who have started …

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Sustaining progress towards comprehensive reproductive health services in Bangladesh

The journal article “Sustaining progress towards comprehensive reproductive health services in Bangladesh” authored by CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan and BRAC Director of Health Dr Kaosar Afsana was published in Global Public Health. Vol 10(2): 180–182, February 2015. DOI: 1080/17441692.2014.986164 View the Article Keywords: Bangladesh, parliamentary representation, election, social diversity, constituency service, code …

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