An Expert Group Consultation on State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2010-11 was organised by CPD on 2 June 2011 at its office. The draft report prepared by the CPD-IRBD team was shared at this meeting with a distinguished group of policymakers and professionals for their views, insights and comments. The expert group members were Professor Abu Ahmed, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka; Dr Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director, BRAC; Dr Zahid Hussain, Senior Economist, The World Bank; Dr A B Mirza Azizul Islam, Former Advisor to the Caretaker Government; Dr Salahuddin Ahmed Khan, Professor, Department of Finance and Banking; Dr Ahsan Habib Mansur, Executive Director, Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh; Dr Binayak Sen, Research Director, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS); Mr M Syeduzzaman, Member, CPD Board of Trustees; Dr M Tamim, Professor, PMRE Department, BUET and Former Advisor to the Caretaker Government and Dr Sayera Younus, Deputy General Manager, Bangladesh Bank.
Bangladesh's rate of poverty reduction has slowed down in recent years. The yearly average rate of poverty reduction has dropped from 1.7 percent, between 2005 and 2010, to 1.2 percent, between 2010 and 2016.