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Recent Professional Engagement

Dr Fahmida Khatun attends a dialogue in Africa on Bali WTO Ministerial

  Dr Fahmida Khatun, Research Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) made a presentation on “What Special and Differential Treatment for LDCs in WTO?” at a Regional Multi-stakeholders Dialogue for West and Central Africa titled “Strengthening the Readiness of West and Central African Negotiators for the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference …

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CPD team at the 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES VI)

  The 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES VI) has kicked off on Monday, 2 September in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the overarching theme ‘Towards a Stronger, Dynamic, and Inclusive South Asia.’ Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD is leading the participating CPD team, comprised of Dr Rounaq Jahan, Distinguished Fellow; …

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Professor Sobhan argues for redistributive justice in the global RMG value chain

  Professor Rehman Sobhan singled out the unjust global economic order and failure of local governance as the main reasons driving neglect of workers’ interest in the readymade garment sector of Bangladesh and called for the global society’s attention in establishing a more just global economic order. According to the …

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Professor Mustafizur Rahman speaks on Food Security in SAARC region

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD, called for coordination of public food distribution systems and better regional connectivity to ensure food security in South Asia. He was addressing the South Asia Policy Dialogue on “Regional Cooperation for Strengthening National Food Security Strategies,” held in New Delhi, India on 13-14 August …

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Professor Rehman Sobhan speaks on WB report on poverty in Bangladesh


  Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD; Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD and Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD participates at a roundtable on the World Bank report “Bangladesh Poverty Assessment: Assessing a Decade of Progress in Reducing Poverty, 2000-2010,” organised by the Hunger Project-Bangladesh. Published on 21 July 2013 …

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Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem presents Crisis and Competitiveness in the RMG sector in Bangladesh

Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem made a keynote presentation on “Crisis and Competitiveness in the RMG sector in Bangladesh: How to Address the Challenges” at a roundtable conference on “Garments Sector of Bangladesh: Prospect, Problems, Challenges and Way Out.” The event was organised by The Shippers’ Council of Bangladesh (SCB) at …

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CPD high-level team at Road to Bali: South Asian Priorities for the Ninth WTO Ministerial

A CPD high-level team participated at the Regional Consultation on “Road to Bali: South Asian Priorities for the Ninth WTO Ministerial,” on 2-3 July 2013, in Marawila, Sri Lanka. Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD made a presentation titled “WTO-NAMA Negotiations: An Assessment of the State of Play” on the …

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Southern Voice members address the Post-2015 Agenda outlines in NY


A CPD team of high officials participated at a conference on UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel (HLP) report titled “Turning Evidence into Action for the Post-2015 Agenda,” during 25-26 June 2013, in New York, USA. Jointly organised by Overseas Development International (ODI) and United Nations Foundation(UNF), the two-day conference provided …

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Southern Voice in Shaping the Post-MDG Agendas from LDC Perspective

A team of CPD high officials took part as resource persons at various sessions of a two-day meeting that was co-organised by the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice) in collaboration with International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), LDC IV Monitor and United Nations Foundation (UNF) …

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