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CPD Briefed the Ambassadors on Current Development of Bangladesh


CPD organised a briefing session for the Ambassadors on 18 August 2011 at its own premises as a continuation of its regular high level interactions with major stakeholders including international development partners. The theme of the briefing was Current Developments in the Bangladesh Economy and Upcoming Challenges. In the meeting Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD made a brief presentation on some critical issues including implications of evolving global and regional trends for the Bangladesh economy, state of public finance, macroeconomic management and development governance which was followed by an engaging discussion.

Dignitaries present in the meeting were H E Mr Michael Holger, Ambassador, Germany; Mr Bjorn Meusel, Attaché, Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs, Germany; Mr Pierre Buysschaert, Attaché, Political, Trade & Press Section, European Union Delegation to Bangladesh; H E Dr Justin Lee, High Commissioner, Australia; Mr Nicholas Dean, Charge d’ Affairs, USA; Ms Miki Yamamoto, Economic Researcher, Japan; Dr Keane Clyde, Second Secretary, Political & Global Issues Section, British High Commission; Mr Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh; Mr Alnoor Maherali, First Secretary, Canada; Mr Tomas Bergenholtz, First Secretary, Sweden; and Mr Gabriele Derighetti, Deputy Head of Mission, Political, Cultural and Economic Affairs, Switzerland.


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