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TTI’s South Asian Regional Meeting


South Asian think tanks share successes, challenges at regional meet   CPD Senior Researchers convened at the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting during 18-20 November 2015 in Sohna, India. Around 100 representatives from 14 think tanks in the South Asian region, based out of India, …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya conducts lectures for government officials

2030 Development Agenda in Bangladesh context Debapriya Bhattacharya conducts lectures for government officials On invitation, CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya delivered lectures on Bangladesh Vision 2021, Seventh Five Year Plan and 2030 International Agenda for government officials at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar, Dhaka. On 27 …

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UNESCAP study on LDCs & Trade by Debapriya Bhattacharya (ed.) launched


Originally posted on the ESCAP website on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Least Developed Countries and Trade: Challenges of Implementing the Bali Package (Studies in Trade and Investment No. 83). Edited by Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mia Mikić ABSTRACT This monograph explores the challenges faced in implementing the Bali package by LDCs in WTO. …

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Politics and Democratization in Bangladesh: Public lecture by Rounaq Jahan @ The New School, New York

Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan delivered a public lecture on “Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh,” at The New School in New York on 16 October 2015 in New York, USA. At the talk, co-sponsored by the …

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Southern Voice Dar Meetings conclude

Participants List | Programme Schedule | Photo Gallery (Day 1 , Day 2)  Dar es Salaam, 12-14 October 2015 – Two back-to-back meetings of the Southern Voice (SV) network, the “Methodology Meeting for Research on South-South and Triangular Cooperation” and “Strategy Planning Meeting on Future of the Southern Voice Network” have concluded successfully. The meetings were …

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Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem on regional connectivity

while presenting keynote at a seminar on “Regional Connectivity: Opportunities and Challenges for Bangladesh,” organised by DCCI on Saturday, 17 October 2015. View more news reports on the event Published in The Daily Star India to play vital role to boost regional connectivity: Quader Star Business Report Successful implementation of …

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South-South Cooperation and Effective Southern Voice Network

CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and junior researchers have participated in brainstorming sessions on ‘Study Methodology of the Research Programme on South-South Cooperation (SSC)’ organised by Southern Voice during 12-13 October 2015, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In view of the ‘coming of age’ …

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CPD @ WTO Public Forum 2015 on Trade Works in Geneva

Images: WTO/Studio Casagrande

CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman and Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya participated in the WTO Public Forum 2015 on “Trade Works” during 30 September – 2 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event providing a platform for representatives from civil society, …

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya pays tribute to late economist

বাংলাদেশে একটি সৌভাগ্যবান প্রজন্ম রয়েছে। যাদের জন্ম ব্রিটিশ ভারতে, শিক্ষাজীবন ও বেড়ে ওঠা পাকিস্তান আমলে আর কর্মজীবন শুরু স্বাধীন বাংলাদেশে। আবদুল গফুর ছিলেন সেই সৌভাগ্যবান প্রজন্মের প্রতিনিধি। Published in The Financial Express Rising farm wages help cut poverty: BIDS economist FE Report Rise in real wages in the agriculture sector …

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Rounaq Jahan on state authorities


Professor Rounaq Jahan on balance of power between the Prime Minister and the President, published in BBC Bangla on Sunday, 16 August 2015.   রাষ্ট্রপতির ক্ষমতা বাড়ালে সংকট বাড়বে- আইনমন্ত্রী বিবিসি বাংলা বাংলাদেশের আইনমন্ত্রী আনিসুল হক বলেছেন নাগরিক সমাজের প্রস্তাব অনুযায়ী প্রধানমন্ত্রীর ক্ষমতা কমিয়ে রাষ্ট্রপতির ক্ষমতা বাড়ালে রাজনৈতিক সংকট ঘনীভূত হবে। …

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Addis Ffd3: Southern Voice side event with UN Millennium Campaign

Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice) and the UN Millennium Campaign organised a special side event captioned “Multi-stakeholders’ Positioning to Support Implementation and Monitoring on Financing for Development Post-Addis” in the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Ffd) in Addis on 13 July 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel. …

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Rounaq Jahan on Bangladesh Politics


BBC Sanglap (Dialogue) on Bangladesh Politics with Mr Hasanul Haq Inu MP – Information Minister; President of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Mr Hafiz Uddin Ahmed Bir Bikram – Vice-chairman of BNP; Former minister; Retired Major of Bangladesh Army, Dr Rounaq Jahan – Political scientist; Adjunct Professor, International Affairs at the School of International …

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