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Southern Voice catalyses debate on role of think tanks in addressing data gaps


Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice) organised a session at the first-ever UN World Data Forum to explore the significant potentials and possibilities of the think tanks to contribute to addressing the formidable challenges in view of the data revolution in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Improve Budgetary Allocations for Quality Education


Bangladesh has no alternative to improve the quality of education to realise the Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In view of this, increased budgetary allocations and effective recourse mobilisation are essential. These observations emerged from the sharing meeting titled Reaching Education 2030: 7th Five Year Plan and …

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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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CPD Special Publication Post-2015 Data Test Report Launched in New York


Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has published a report titled Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level, which was launched in New York on 8 July 2016. The report, authored by Debapriya Bhattacharya, Kate Higgins and Shannon Kindornay, was the output of one of CPD’s collaborative …

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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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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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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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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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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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