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Dr Debapriya Stresses on Internalising SDGs with National Budgets

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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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Governance & Corruption: Shefa Rezbana Presented Inception Summary on Bangladesh

CPD Senior Research Associate Ms Umme Shefa Rezbana presented the inception summary of the study titled Decentralised Governance, Corruption and Anti-corruption Measures: An enquiry in the Bangladesh experience at a workshop titled “Corruption: Black and white or fifty shades?” at Birmingham, UK on 10 November 2016. Ms Rezbana shared the …

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CPD Presented Inception Report on Decentralisation and Corruption

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CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and CPD Senior Research Associate Ms Umme Shefa Rezbana presented the inception report titled “Decentralised Governance, Corruption and Anti-corruption Measures: An enquiry in the Bangladesh experience” at the strategic meeting of a multi-country study. The report was prepared as part of the study titled …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya highlights role of “social capital” at Rotary Meeting

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), on 26 July, 2016 addressed the 40th installation ceremony of the Rotary Club of Ramna (RC Ramna), as the Chief Guest, at the Samson Center, Dhaka Club Ltd. Highlighting the critical role of “social capital” in promoting peace, harmony and …

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Access to productive assets is key to women’s economic empowerment – Debapriya at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi

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Relocation of female labour from agriculture to non-farm activities is essential for raising their linkages to the market, productivity and income. This will facilitate breaking the “gender segmentation” in the labour and product markets. Thus women should have full access to productive assets – finance, technology, market intelligence and capacity-building …

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CPD Special Publication Post-2015 Data Test Report Launched in New York

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Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has published a report titled Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level, which was launched in New York on 8 July 2016. The report, authored by Debapriya Bhattacharya, Kate Higgins and Shannon Kindornay, was the output of one of CPD’s collaborative …

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CPD Joins Multi-Country Study on Decentralisation and Corruption

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CPD has joined a study group seeking to explore the relationship between multi-level governance, decentralisation and corruption in the context of three countries, namely Bangladesh, Colombia and Nigeria. The study titled Decentralisation, Multilevel Governance, and Corruption has been initiated by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. The study, which will be …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya joins T20 Conference in Berlin

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue, was invited to address the Berlin T20 (Think-tanks 20) conference organised by the German Development Institute (DIE), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The conference took place on 12-13 May 2016. Dr Debapriya, who is also …

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Three Factors Constrained Progress of LDCs – Debapriya Bhattacharya

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Three sets of factors have constrained the delivery of the special programme for the LDCs. These are, namely, inhospitable global economic environment; inability of international development partners to meet their commitments; and lack of domestic reforms in the least developed countries (LDCs). These observations came from Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, the …

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Youth to reboot society so that Bangladesh can scale new heights – Debapriya Bhattacharya

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On 2 April 2016, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) gave away prizes as the chief guest at the closing of two-day long Knowledge Festival “Inception 2.0” hosted by St Gregory’s High School, Dhaka. More than 3000 students from over 80 educational establishments located in Dhaka …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks to government officials on how Agenda 2030 is relevant for Bangladesh in the current global context

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), conducted a lecture session for 21 mid-level government officers at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar on 29 March 2016. The theme of his lecture was “MDGs and Beyond 2015: SDGs and Vision 2021”. This was …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya joins International Conference on South-South Cooperation, New Delhi

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Chair of Southern Voice chaired the third plenary session on “Southern Development Narrative and Role of Southern Think-tanks” at the first day of the International Conference on South-South Cooperation (SSC), organised by the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) and …

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