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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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Debapriya Bhattacharya at E15’s 2nd EGM on Finance and Development

On invitation, CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, also Chair of Southern Voice and LDC IV Monitor, joined the E15’s Second Expert Group Workshop on Finance and Development as a member of the E15 Expert Thematic Group on Trade, Finance and Development. A number of think pieces from the first EGM alongside recently commissioned pieces, and …

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SV network members join Commonwealth Trade Symposium and LDC IV Monitor EGM, Johannesburg

Commonwealth Trade Symposium 23-24 June, 2015 Chair of Southern Voice, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, was among the members of the SV network who joined the Commonwealth Trade Symposium on “Shaping a Global Trade Agenda for Development” in Johannesburg on 23-24 June. Bhattacharya, who is also the Chair of the LDC IV Monitor, …

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New global agenda demands new approaches to public policy making

2015 Meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2015) New global agenda demands new approaches to public policy making – Debapriya at the United Nations Implementation of the new global development agenda demands balanced integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions in the national policy frameworks. Successful …

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SV’s Chair speaks at Roundtable on China’s Overseas Development Policy, Bangkok

Chair of Southern Voice, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, attended the roundtable meeting on “China’s Overseas Development Policy in a World beyond Aid” in Bangkok, convened by the Asia Foundation on 9-10 June. Bhattacharya was a presenter at the session deliberating upon the on-going debates on the post-2015 agenda, the sustainable development …

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Watch Mustafizur Rahman speaking on Teesta River deal at BBC Sanglap

Professor Mustafizur Rahman addresses BBC Sanglap (Dialogue) on Teesta River deal on Sunday, 7 June 2015. More press reports on the discussion.   ‘তিস্তা চুক্তি নিয়ে টাইমফ্রেম দেয়া যাবে না’ ভারতের সঙ্গে তিস্তা নদীর পানি বণ্টন চুক্তি সম্পাদন করতে কতদিন লাগবে সে বিষয়ে সুনির্দিষ্ট সময়সীমা দেয়া সম্ভব নয় বলে জানিয়েছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রীর রাজনৈতিক উপদেষ্টা …

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Mustafizur Rahman addresses 3rd Int’l Open Data Conference in Ottawa

  CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman addressed the Third International Open Data Conference held in Ottawa, Canada during 28-29 May 2015. He was an invited speaker on “Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level,” of the Southern Voice on Post-MDGs at the conference organised by the …

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