Projects under this Prorgamme are:
- GCR (Global Competitiveness Report)
GCR (Global Competitiveness Report (GCR)
Since 2001, CPD has been conducting executive opinion
surveys as inputs to the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR).
GCR is an annual publication brought out by the World
Economic Forum (WEF) (better known as the Davos Forum). The
first GCR was brought out in 1979, and since 1996 these
reports are being prepared in collaboration with the Harvard
University and with support from partner organisations
across the globe. CPD has been partnering with the WEF since
2001 when Bangladesh was first included in the GCR. The GCR
is prepared on information generated through perception
surveys in the participating countries. A questionnaire,
designed by the WEF, is used in this purpose. The GCR
presents competitiveness ranking of different countries
using Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) comprised of
macroeconomic environment, quality of public institutions,
technology, microeconomic fundamentals based on company
sophistication and quality of business environment. Results
of perception survey as well as secondary sources of
information are used for the purpose of this country
CPD presents the findings of Bangladesh perception survey
through press briefings and at dialogues organised at the
national level. The objective is to disseminate the results
of the survey and share views addressing the major attendant
issues and problems.
Bhattacharya, D., K. G. Moazzem, K. M. Rahman, and S. S.
Hossain. 2006. Business Competitiveness Environment in
Bangladesh (2005): Domestic Perceptions and Global
Comparison. Occasional Paper No. 59. Centre for Policy
Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka.
Privatisation in Bangladesh
To help Bangladeshi policymakers and civil society focus on developing a national policy on the issue of privatisation and the reform of the state sector.
R. Sobhan, M M Akash and T Akram (eds.), (1998), Reform of State-Owned Enterprises and Privatisation; Centre for Policy Dialogue & Pathak Shamabesh, Dhaka.
CPD Occasional Paper, Privatisation in Bangladesh: An Agenda in Search of a Policy (August, 2002).