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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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Enhancing FDI Flow in South Asia: Framework for Regional Cooperation


The opinion piece on FDI by Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Additional Research Director, CPD was originally published on the SARCist website in March 2015. Enhancing FDI Flow in South Asia: Exploring a Framework for Regional Cooperation I. Introduction Foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Asia did not get momentum over the last decades. …

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Implications of India’s economic rise on Bangladesh: Fahmida Khatun


The chapter “India’s Economic Rise: Implications for Bangladesh,” authored by Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, CPD was published in the book India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region, edited by Mallika Joseph and Happymon Jacob, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi.   India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region Edited …

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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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South-South Cooperation in Post-2015 Framework: Debapriya Bhattacharya


The piece “South–South Cooperation” by Debapriya Bhattacharya explores the role that South-South cooperation can play in transforming the economies of low-income countries. Originally published in a United Nation’s Association – United Kingdom (UNA-UK) report titled Global Development Goals: Partnerships for Progress on the post-2015 development framework, released on 26 September …

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Journal article on education and entrepreneurship by Dr KG Moazzem


“Returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh,” authored by Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig and Khondaker Golam Moazzem has been published in Journal of Asian Economics, Volume 34, October 2014, Pages 54–65. Abstract This article estimates returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, using unique survey data from 2012. Our main instrument for …

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Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia: A Bangladesh Country Study

Authored by Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Mehruna Islam Chowdhury, and Farzana Sehrin, originally published under Asian Development Bank Institute Working Paper Series as ADBI Working Paper 500, reposted from ADBI website, on 26 September 2014. Abstract Economic integration is being inhibited by the poor state of transport connectivity between Bangladesh, and South Asia and …

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Policy Essays: Enhancing Productivity in Bangladesh’s Garment Sector

Reposted from the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) website, published on 16 September 2014. In early 2014, The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) brought together key academics and policymakers in a policy dialogue held in Dhaka to explore the “challenges of economic transformation …

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Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia by Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan

The chapter “Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia” by Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan was published in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace, Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey (eds.) in December 2013. This chapter identifies the central issue in the evolution of democratic politics in South Asia: the need to democratize election-based political practice which has …

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Socially Just, Sustainable and Green Dynamic Growth for a Good Society

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Economy of Tomorrow Series paper authored by Mustafizur Rahman, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Muhammad Al Amin. How to Produce Socially Just, Sustainable and Green Dynamic Growth for a Good Society: Case Study of Bangladesh Bangladesh has been able to raise its GDP growth rate by at least one percent …

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Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Farzana Sehrin write on the RMG sector

প্রতিচিন্তাঃ অর্থনীতি “বাংলাদেশের পোশাক খাতের প্রতিযোগিতা সক্ষমতা এবং সামাজিক অগ্রগতির একটি বিশ্লেষণ” Authors: Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem Additional Research Director and Ms Farzana Sehrin Research Associate, CPD

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