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CPD Delegates attend State of SDGs workshop in Antigua

The State of the SDGs is the new flagship initiative of the Southern Voice network – a partnership of 49 think tanks from Africa, Asia and Latin America, of which CPD is the Secretariat. It is a contribution from Southern based think tanks to the follow-up and review process of …

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CPD researcher presents Bangladesh’s industrial opportunities and challenges at THDF

CPD Research Associate Ms Sherajum Monira Farin made a presentation on Industrial Capacity Cooperation in the Region: Practices and Experience at the third Trans-Himalaya Development Forum, during 10-11 July 2017, in Mangshi, China. The primary focus of her presentation was the industrial policies of Bangladesh, their evolution and the significant …

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South Asian Think Tanks aim to develop capacity on MEAL

Photo courtesy: ARTNeT Monitoring and Evaluation are embedded processes in any programme/project design. Accountability and Learning are dimensions that ensures enhanced impact of programme activities. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is an approach whereby not only the programmes are monitored and evaluated against targets, but also the findings of …

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Global partnership must leverage national SDG delivery: Debapriya at UN

  The global 2030 Agenda is based on integrated and indivisible Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For greater benefit, countries would need to implement these Goals in an interlinked fashion. But for success of the national efforts, committed global support measures have to be delivered. Regrettably, such support from global partnership …

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Southern Voice catalyses debate on role of think tanks in addressing data gaps

Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice) organised a session at the first-ever UN World Data Forum to explore the significant potentials and possibilities of the think tanks to contribute to addressing the formidable challenges in view of the data revolution in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Debapriya Bhattacharya Delivers Seven Lectures on the SDGs

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Convenor, Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh delivered seven lectures on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during November-December 2016 in Bangladesh. His lectures addressed specific constituencies, including high-level government officials, private sector leaders, members of university faculty, …

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Improve Budgetary Allocations for Quality Education

Bangladesh has no alternative to improve the quality of education to realise the Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In view of this, increased budgetary allocations and effective recourse mobilisation are essential. These observations emerged from the sharing meeting titled Reaching Education 2030: 7th Five Year Plan and …

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CPD Team Participated at the Regional Think Tank Initiative Meeting

A three-member CPD team participated at the Think Tank Initiative’s (TTI) Regional Meeting on 14-15 December 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The assembly of South Asian think tanks was organised jointly by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

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Dr Debapriya Stresses on Internalising SDGs with National Budgets

Bangladesh needs to internailse the ambitious goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with national planning process and allocate necessary budgets accordingly in national budgets. Availing adequate funds will be a major challenge, and therefore, the country needs effective resource mobilisation and active monitoring mechanism to achieve SDGs, …

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