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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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