Fahmida Khatun

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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What Research Quality means: CPD Researchers @TTI Exchange, Istanbul

CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya has encouraged think tank researchers to focus on trade-offs within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and consider those trade-offs having implications for indicators. Dr Bhattacharya, also Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDGs, was moderating a plenary discussion on “Research Quality for Think Tanks,” at the 2015 TTI Exchange …

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Southern Voice Research Conference concludes successfully at Istanbul

ISTANBUL, 16-17 February 2015 – the first research conference on “Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals and Targets,” organised by Southern Voice on Post-MDGs International Development Goals (SV for short) in association with Think Tank Initiative (TTI), has concluded successfully. The two-day event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sisli …

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Initial Findings of Post-2015 Data Test – 4 Key Takeaways: Part I

By Rachel Quint and Sarah Lucas, originally published on the Post-2015 Data Test website in November 2014. Bringing Country-Level Realities to Global Ambitions (Part 1): 4 Key Takeaways from the Post-2015 Data Test’s Presentation of Initial Findings On October 14 in New York City, across the street from the hallowed halls …

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CPD Delegation at 7th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES VII)

    Under the theme ‘Towards South Asian Economic Union,’ the 7th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES VII) has kicked off on 5 November 2014 in New Delhi. Launched in 2008, the SAES is the premier regional platform for dialogue and debate on socio-economic issues facing South Asia. Each year, the Summit …

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Istanbul Programme of Action: Global support sought to fulfil commitments

The global community should extend all possible support towards smooth graduation of the LDCs from its status by delivering on all the commitments of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). LDCs’ graduation should be deemed an accomplishment rather than an eventuality that ought to be avoided. The remarks came from …

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CPD Senior Researchers on Japanese investment offers for Bangladesh

Op-Eds সুযোগকে সতর্কতার সঙ্গে কাজে লাগাতে হবে Professor Mustafizur Rahman writes about taking advantage of the Japanese investment offers, published in Prothom Alo on Tuesday, 9 September 2014. বাংলাদেশে বিদেশি বিনিয়োগ আকর্ষণ Dr Fahmida Khatun summarises Bangladesh’s potentials and drawbacks for drawing FDI, published in The Daily Ittefaq on Tuesday, …

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Asia in the New World: Emerging Research Themes

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, and Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, CPD have recently participated at the Fourth Regional Meeting of Think Tank Initiative (TTI-RM4) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The TTI-RM4 titled Asia in the New World: Emerging Research Themes was organised by I-SET, Nepal, a TTI grantee during 9-10 June …

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CPD Dialogue held as Bali WTO Ministerial side event

  Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a dialogue on “Integrating Trade Issues in Post-2015 International Development Framework: Ongoing Debates and Potential Opportunities,” on the side lines of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (WTO MC9) on Thursday, 5 December 2013. The dialogue was organised as part of the Bali Trade …

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