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Global Forum on Development: Debapriya Bhattacharya for inclusive global data system for the SDGs


Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDGs argued whether the global data system is fit for the developing countries while addressing the event “Making Countries Fit for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at OECD on 30 March 2015, in Paris, France. In his keynote presentation on “Making Countries Fit …

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New forum to tackle Commonwealth trade challenges

CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman made a presentation on Bangladesh’s manufacturing sector and the country’s progress towards graduating from LDCs at a consultative meeting of the Commonwealth Expert Group on Trade (CEGT) in Malta. The meetings held during 25-26 March 2015, brought together 27 experts from member countries to consider …

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Non-Tariff Barriers impeding IORA intra-regional trade

Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) applied by Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries are one of the main setbacks for enhancing intra-regional trade, noted CPD Additional Research Director Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem. He was addressing a session on “Regional Economic Cooperation in Trade and Investment in IORA” at the international conference titled “India …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks on inequalities in post-2015 agenda at UN


Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDGs addressed issues related to inequalities in the post-2015 agenda at United Nations Headquarters, in New York on 19 March 2015. The CPD Distinguished Fellow was an invited speaker at the event titled “Leaving no one behind: tackling inequalities in the post-2015 development …

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Professor Mustafizur Rahman reviews Commonwealth Flagship Publication on Trade

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD participated at a Technical Review Workshop on Commonwealth Flagship Publication on Trade on 5 March 2015 in London, UK. On invitation, Professor Rahman as an invited trade expert, attended the workshop that focused on the conceptual design of the flagship publication. It also discussed …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya on Women’s Empowerment in Post-2015 Framework

  Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voices on Post-MDGs and Distinguished Fellow, CPD addressed the international conference on “Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development – the Synthesis for Success,” on 2 March 2015 in Riga, Latvia. As a panellist, Dr Bhattacharya addressed issues related to strengthening the dimension of women’s …

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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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12th BCIM Forum: Platform to continue facilitating the Joint Study Group

Member countries at 12th Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) Forum agreed to continue in its present capacity as a multi-track platform to establish close coordination with the Joint Study Group (JSG) of the BCIM Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC).   The Forum, under the theme “Cooperation for the Development of the …

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Debapriya Bhattacharya@UN: Credible plan and political leadership critical for transformative Post-2015 agenda

Speaking at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday 20 January 2015, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD urged for incorporation of aspirations of transformative changes, a credible work plan, and strong expression of political will in the upcoming international development agenda. Being invited by the President of the …

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